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5 Hours

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About this activity

Kit Mikayi – Out of the bustling lakeside city, life lies Kenya’s most dramatic cultural site, a vast granite rock tower called Kit Mikayi. The rock, which is about 80 feet tall, is located 30 kilometers to the west of Kisumu city.

While doing the activity we get to learn more about the myth behind Kit Mikayi which in Luo dialect means “the stone of the first wife” is a: Long time ago, there was an old man by the name Ngeso who was in great love with the stone.

Daily, Ngeso would wake up in the morning, walk into the cave inside the stone and spend the whole day there. This would force his wife to bring him breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. Having fallen passionately in love with this stone to the extent that people would ask the wife his whereabouts, she could answer that he has gone to his first wife (Mikayi) hence the stone of the first wife (Kit Mikayi).

To the Luo tribe, the explanation about the rock takes a slightly different twist. The rock’s features and components represent the Luo cultural polygamous family which had the first wife’s house (Mikayi) built further in between on the right-hand side was the second wife’s house (Nyachira) while the third wife’s house (Reru) was built on the left side of the homestead.

Kit Mikayi is also seen to have a nuclear family composition whereby the father (Ngeso) is the middle stone followed by the bulky Mikaye (first wife), then Nyachira (second wife) followed by Reru (third wife), and further in front, they have the child which is representing Simba, which is the house for the firstborn boy in the homestead.

For ages, a long time, Kit Mikayi has been a sacred place for the villagers, politicians, strangers, and visitors equally who pay pilgrimage for various reasons and at different times of the year.

Sustainable Daytrips - #GoBetterWithOluokos

At Oluokos Signature, we work responsibly hard to weave luxury experiences that improve life for the people and places we visit and takes care of the planet we explore and also call home. You can read more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice at Oluokos Signature. Please, click here, to find out about sustainability.

People

Learn how booking this daytrip will help to improve lives of the local communities.

  • We use local guides, meaning that our guests will remain well informed about local traditions, the inner secrets of wildlife, and cultural and social interactions.
  • Commerce – This daytrip brings income and opportunity to the host community through the inclusion of locally owned restaurants, the emphasis on eating locally/organically produced food and support of other local enterprise.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who books or travels with Oluokos Signature.
  • By limiting our luxury daytrips and safaris to small groups, led by a local guide, we operate responsibly and ‘tread lightly’. This allows us to minimize our impact on local natural resources and the environment.
  • We also adhere to the national parks, reserve and other wildlife conservancies rules where we maintain our daytrips on the designated tracks and not participating in mobbing or crowding wildlife at any time.
  • We’re a signatory to the One Planet network which is a global community of practitioners, policymakers and experts, including governments, businesses, civil society, academia and international organizations, that implements the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production and works towards achieving SDG 12: ensuring sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively eliminate or reduce waste, for example eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles and other plastics materials. At Oluokos Signature, we provide reusable water bottles to all our guests.
  • We operate a strict ‘leave no trace’ policy that includes separating waste immediately and returning it to the right point for proper disposal.

Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this luxury safari to its minimum.

  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.
  • We prefer smaller, locally run accommodation facilities that have a much smaller impact on the surrounding environments.
  • Most meals use local ingredients, which have not been transported for long distances.

Find more tips for going sustainably on this safari

  • Here are a few extra steps you could take to minimize your impact when on this daytrip with Oluokos Signature.
  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you support us by doing the same. If there are no recycling facilities in our remote destinations, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials back to Nairobi with you so that we may channel them to the right handler.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; alternatively, Oluokos Signature will provide every guest with a re-usable water bottle, filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.

Highlights

  • Learn more about the Luo culture at the tribal shrine of Kit Mikayi where the towering 85 meters high granite rocks stand againts the gravity in the azure blue western sky.
  • Rock climbing to enjoy some captivating views of the sorroundings.
  • Enjoy some traditional Luo dance at the base of the rock.
  • Enjoy the mouth-watering lakeside delicacies at Hippo Point.

Included/Excluded

  • Conservation fees
  • Experienced safari guide
  • Hot lunch at a local hotel
  • VAT and other related taxes
  • Services of experienced community guides
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Landcruiser vehicle
  • Full support from Oluokos Signature and concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional Services
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Arrival and departure taxes at the airport
  • International and internal flights and transfers
  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

Itinerary

0700 Hours: Drive to Kit Mikayi

We will depart from Kisumu to drive over to Kenya’s most dramatic archaeological site, a vast granite rock tower called Kit Mikayi. We will spend the best part of the morning learning about Luo and as we explore or climb Kit Mikayi for those who are fit enough. We'll also dance to the tunes of Luo traditional dancers.

1130 Hours: Drive to Dunga beach lunch by the lakeside

From Kit Mikayi we'll drive to the lakeshore for some Luo delicacies as we enjoy the cool lake breeze. We'll then visit the nearby Dunga Ecotourism Community boardwalk for a firsthand experience with the local community that is at the forefront of conserving the unique Dunga wetlands and the swamp.

1600 Hours: Transfer to your hotel

Our daytrip will come to an end after lunch upon which we'll transfer you to the hotel of residence.

Frequently asked questions

This activity will begin in Kisumu, Kenya's only lakeside city. For the sake of your enjoyment and getting pure value for your money, this activity begins at 0600 hours. 

The activity will end in the evening not later than 1800 hours in Kisumu city. On request, we will be happy to tranfer you back to your hotel of residence within a radius of 15 km in Kisumu city.   

You can bring one piece of carry-on bag onto the vehicle with you. This must be small enough to fit either under your seat or on your lap.

Airport transfers are not included in the price of our daytrtrip activities, however you can book for an arrival or departure transfer in advance with our office. In this case representative will be at the airport to greet or see you off. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

Every itinerary created by Oluokos is based on your specifications and personal taste. With the in depth knowledge of our Experience Designers’ first-hand, local creativity they make sure every little detail is taken care of, while you get to enjoy a personalized safari experience to Kenya.

To answer your question, the number of guests on your daytrip will be only you and your loved ones. We handle every booking privately and at Oluokos, we strictly adhere to the no mixing group’s policy. Each of our safari vehicles has a maximum capacity for six guests. The beauty of taking our privately guided daytrip is that you'll get to enjoy the best that Africa has to offer to you and your group privately.

We can accommodate vegetarian guests and we will be happy to assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically recommended diets. Please advise us at the time of booking your daytrip with us. Unfortunately, we’re unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements. For example, we can’t provide salt-free, Halal, requests for specific dietary supplements such as soya milk, and high protein or low-carb meals.

Oluokos itineraries involve a good blend of driving, walking and enjoying sites from the comfort of your safari vehicle. The activity level and amount of walking can vary, so it is important that you bring adequate footwear to ensure your comfort and safety. Our Experience Designers will advise you appropriately before your daytrip begins.

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Kit-Mikayi, Kenya

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