1 1/2 - 2 Hours from Eldoret
Cost- 4500 shilling taxi ride
3 hour guided tour 500 shillings per person
We went to Kakamega forest this weekend. We are down to our last two weeks here and we wanted a nice day trip to keep us busy but that wouldn't break the bank. At one point huge swatches of Kenya were covered with rain forest but like most of the forest in the world this one has suffered huge deforestation. Now all that is left is a tiny little patch that has been turned into a national forest. We'd heard it was beautiful and wanted to see for ourselves. The taxi ride was short enough. When we got to the forest we were taken to the side Rondo Lodge was on. I sort of wish we would have been taken to the National Forest Side, but the thing is the forest really isn't that huge so maybe we didn't miss much. The Rondo Lodge is beautiful. I mean just a pristine little piece of heaven...that is if you didn't have four kids tagging along with you. They like to maintain an air of silence and the whole lodge is really set up to be a place of relaxation. We tried to get our brood off the grounds and into the forest pretty quickly but I did manage to snap a few quick shots of the place.