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Nairobi, Kenya

Traditional huts near Mt.Kasigau wildlife sanctuary

In The Foothills of Mt. Kasigau

Wildlife sanctuary that once was a battlefield for the German-British war in WW1

Why we love this homestay?
  • Internationally recognised bird area
  • Home to Kasigau basket weavers
Kasigau Homestay

 Kasigau homestay in Kasigau Corridor is situated at the foothill of Mt. Kasigau. It is home to the Kiteghe community of Kenya. The local community of the village once used to practice poaching and tree cutting, is not a wildlife protector. The Kasigau corridor is where 50 species of large mammals, more than 20 species of bats, and over 300 species of birds are found. This is also a place where the skilled basket weavers of Kasigau live. 

Homestay features
  • Essential Amenities including Towels, Bedsheets and comfortable bedding
  • Complimentary breakfast and dinner
  • Clean squatting style toilet
  • Shower Facility
Your host - Mr. Newton Nyiro
  • Authentic hospitality with multiple activities
  • Certified wildlife field assistant
  • Languages spoken - Kikasighau, English

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Newton Nyiro is a local coordinator in Kasigau village who looks after visitors, arranging local activities, and taking them on wildlife exploration. He is certified in tourism, ecotourism management, and being a wildlife field assistant. His impeccable knowledge about village history, wildlife, and trekking routes to Mt. Kasigau make him a go-to person when visiting Kasigau Village.

Enjoy organic local food!
  • Local specialties - Kimanga & Ugali
  • Spread of traditional vegetables & peas
  • Cage free chicken and eggs

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People of Kiteghe community still cook their food over an open fire or using charcoal. Villagers cook a variety of vegetarian dishes using Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, green grams, cowpea, green peas. pigeon peas. Kimanga – mashing of traditional vegetables and green grams/sweet potatoes/cassava & Ugali – (ground maize flour mixed with water and cooked) are the local specialties. There’s always Chapati and Rice in Lunch and Dinner.

Explore the unexplored!
  • Basket weaving with local women (In village)
  • Nature walks & medical plants identification
  • Historical site visit with locals

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People living in Kasigau corridor are newly skilled people to conduct wildlife tours and operate Ecotourism in this region. Along with trekking to Mt. Kasigau, the other main attraction in the village is the skill of local women to weave colorful baskets. Mr. Newton can also take you on a visit to historical sites and the local school environment club. During your stay, ask locals to show their traditional fire-making technique.

What it includes?

Overnight stay
Hiking to Mt. Kasigau
Breakfast, Dinner
Basic Amenities
First aid facility

What it excludes?

Any personal expenses
Transportation to village
Additional Meals – Lunch
Visa/Travel insurance
Room service fee

Is this Homestay right for you?

Are you choosing this homestay because you need some time away from your urban life? Does living in a mud house in the mountains truly excite you? If your answer is yes, start packing your bags now! You might not get uninterrupted internet here, but you’ll be far too busy exploring the most breathtaking and hidden jewels of Kenya, completely untouched and unhindered

Hear from communities

  • Guests like to eat our Ladakhi food. They say it is delicious, even when it is prepared by an elderly ama (mother) like me. I always make sure I serve them the cleanest and healthiest food. My husband is a copper artist. When guests leave us, they say ‘Julley’, and hug us. It makes us feel happy.

    Tsering Dolkar
    Mountain Homestay Host - Sumda Chun
  • I became a Mountain Homestay Host in 2018, and I have hosted many travellers since then. Running a homestay has helped me and my family a lot. Not only is the solar set up in our house useful for us, but even travellers prefer to stay in our homestay because of it.

    Rigzin Dolkar
    Mountain Homestay Host - Photolalok
  • The training we got in astronomy turned out to be a life-changing experience for our village. I felt happy and proud while mapping the position of the planets and sharing the secrets of the universe with the tourists. Tourists told me that even they didn’t know so much about the dark skies!

    Tsewang Dorjey
    Astropreneur - Maan
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