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Swimming in Kilome

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Swimming in kilome ©muokikioko 2016

Swimming lessons now offered in Kilome!
As you can see the pool area has a view which on clear days faces Kilimanjaro. Come relax with family or friends swimming as you have buffet. Accommodation is available for those wishing for a weekend outing as you explore climbing Mt.Kalembwani or visit Ilovoto waterfalls or get a guide to search for the rare Plantanna frogs.
Should you have forgotten shopping at a supermarket, ‘No Problem’ as there’s a convenience store just 10-15minutes from here.
Located on the Mombasa highway about 80kms on your right hand from Nairobi as you begin descending the 1st section with a climbing lane. Sign board marked ACK.

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

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Easter in Kilome

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From these ‘Family 3 bedroomed cottages’ starting ksh12,000(yet to be advertised)

to ‘A Boutique accommodation’ (http://kilimakiumanor.com/)

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camping in community held grasslands or hills of this location. These are some of your options for accommodation as you relax
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in the scenic ukambani landscape that includes waterfalls, either as a group or with family

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Discovering some beautiful local insects & birds
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get guided by community guides through kilome Landscapes

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or just drive around enjoying the scenary (that may include Views of Kilimanjaro) or visit Rock 14111
https://kilome.wordpress.com/tag/rock-14111/
For the youthful and curious one’s go game driving on the konza plains or take on ‘Photography’ of nature
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karibu kilome
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As it’s Easter you can also sample attending a local Easter service.

Don’t forget kilome has sweet, fresh local fruits, pass through a local fruit stand and enjoy farm fresh fruits!!

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For a souvenir Shop for these kilome baskets and other items to carry home as a local souvenir or to make business with back home. Use this link to interact with those who make them to ensure they are genuine
https://kilome.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/kilome-baskets/

NB:
The first 2 accommodations have swimming pools. For community camping & community guides email: kilomeinvestments@gmail.com
or call 0722 891689

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
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Adventure for Children & Youthful in Kilome

Get the ultimate Adventure and cultural experience for yourself and your children by visiting this site in kilome.

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Explore this site above, guided by locals. Let your children be led through the most adventurous & fun sections by their age mates supervised by a responsible adult.
Pose and take images through the ‘Glow hole’ either as a group, individual or family!

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Those unable to get to the ‘glow hole’ have the option of picnic along the way as they enjoy a birds eye view of Kyulu Mts, Emposha & Mt.Kilimanjaro on clear days alongside local hills and valleys.. This route is also a migration path for Raptors/birds of prey from Europe and Asia 🙂
Getting here: This is 110kms southwards by road from Kenya’s capital Nairobi or the International Airport of Jomo Kenyatta in Nairobi and is all bitumen/tarmac. Safe parking is available within the community at a token fee.
By Air you can charter a chopper or small plane from wilson Airport. Kenya Tourism Board tourism map has an airstrip marked in Konza plains on lower plains of Kilome..
– There after is a 2hr adventurous walk to (with an shorter option for the less adventurous).The less adventurous miss out on breathe taking views, breezes and picnic sites *[will cover that on next I’inside kilome’ article]. Accomodation: For those wanting to camp

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There are several community sites where this can be done (email). Basic clean accommodation hotels are also available in the community.
Food: all year round different sweet fruits are available [Farm fresh & pesticide free]. Bottled drinking water is available in local shops with the best part being on exit the same shop will gladly accept the empty water bottles!
When prior arranged snacks like sandwiches, hotdogs & warm beverages like Kenyan tea, Coffee or Chocolate can be availed on location. Catering services for meals local available within  community, from mbuzi choma, chapati, muthokoi, etc [for family groups or organised tour groups]
All that over and above the genuine warm hospitality of the community.
Remember to carry enough disk space/memory cards for your cameras + spare batteries as you’ll not want to regret missing to record the experience.
Communication: There’s cell phone communication networks within kilome for Vodafone & Airtel networks.
Security: The community work hand in hand with the relevant organs at all times. Ensure you have registered your presence through your host before exploring. Remember to have a great time too.

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Rock 14111 – Gods work or?

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First this guide I was given is “supposed” to be illiterate but will challenge your best accountant about their integrity with figures – CEOs he is a must meet if your company figures don’t add up!
Now back to rock ‘14111’, yes it does exist a rock with natural numbers clearly written on it. Who wrote on it God or someone who had too much time & energy? That’s the question everybody asks until you see the writing

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In the Above photo you can barely see the 41 on the rock 14111.
To get here go down mombasa road 100 south of Nairobi, turn left at ‘Salama’ go about 4 kilometers on tarmaced road upto a small township known as Maiani. Ask for the turn off to kamuthini fresh air/Kenze on your right. If you are using public means get into a vehicle going to Nunguni from opposite Salvation Army church Hqs near OTC in Nairobi downtown (14 & 50 seaters available). If hired they can drop & pick you at day end from site (600-800 return fare). Alternative get into one as a normal passenger and ask to be dropped off at Maiani, then take/hire a bodaboda (motorcycle) to Kenze ‘athusi’. From here request for a guide from Kenze Community Forest Association.
For those with private means turn right at Maiani (ask for the right road to Kenze at shops). This will take you past Kamuthini fresh air(making a stop to take in the panaromic views all the way to kajiado). Proceed till you get to the next small shopping center where you will enquire Kenze Forest Community offices (right next to rd). Here you’ll enquire for a local guide and parking.
For both those using public and private means an entry fee is applicable plus a separate guide fee to rock 14111.
Superb outing for sight seeing, outdoor group meetings (youth & prayer groups), family, individuals with splendid views like

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..and the Kwawatingila Valley. Views of Mt.Kalembwani, Kyulu Mts and Mt Kilimanjaro on clear days/most evenings also possible. Also those seeking photography.
Hikes, picnicking, or riding bicycles especially for your young ones is pleasant! For the energetic a visit downhill to old hyena cave’s or kilombo/Kalombo rock shelter
Food, like chapatis soft drinks etc can be gotten at Shops near entry. Goat or mbuzi for Choma can be pre arranged from Ksh3500 for group of about 10 people [tel:0722891689 by Thursdays] delivered on site. Kuku choma (kienyeji chicken can also be arranged plus firewood).
For birdwatchers their is

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Plenty of bush and pools of water with Migrants from Europe Asia having arrived.
Accommodation: see Tourism page on this site for options including where to swim the rest of weekend and contact email below for small group accommodation and visits to CSR projects.
*Map on Tourism page

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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