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We organize African Safaris through adventure of identified tourist sites within western region of Kenya including; Mt. Elgon National Park, Mwibale hills, Sikele sia Mulia (Mulia's foot print on a rock), Saiwa swamp and Sitatunga (a goat that stays in water), Kabuchai hills (the eye to Lake Victoria), Buema hills with distinct natural knives and guns in prints the rocks, natural dam at Mwanja hill, natural water pond at marakaru hill, Namasanda dam, Nabuyole water falls Webuye, Kitale snake park, Lake Victoria the source of River Nile, the crying stone at Khayega in Kakamega, Kakamega equatorial rain forest, Buteyo miti park (the largest individual arboretum in Africa) and self contained cafe at Musikoma Bungoma.
On top of the hills just south of Kakamega is the mysterious Crying Stone of Ilesi. The Crying Stone is a local landmark that consists of a large boulder resting on top of a massive pillar of rock eight meters high. The formation is supposed to resemble a solemn head falling on weary shoulders and from the top tearsflow down the length of the column. The legend has it that the tears never stop flowing, but the stones were definitely dry when I came to visit. Although it seemed to be in good spirits on the day I came, remnants of many sorrowful days can still be seen. The stone is stained a dark green color from many years of weeping. The cause of this natural curiosity is a hidden reservoir at the top of the stone head.When it rains the reservoir fills up with water and slowly flows through small cracks down the side of the shoulders. Moss that grows inside the reservoir soaks up water and allows it to flow for many weeks at a time, even during a drought.
Lake Victoria, the largest of all African Lakes, is also the second widest freshwater body in the world. Its extensive surface belongs to the three countries; the northern half to Uganda, the southern half to Tanzania, and part of the northeastern sector to Kenya. The lake occupies a wide depression near the equator, between the East and West Great Rift Valleys, but its drainage basin is relatively small, being slightly less than three times the lake's surface in area. Lake Victoria is 68,800 square kilometers (26,560 km) in size, making it the continent's largest lake, the largest tropical lake in the world, and the second widest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area (third largest if one considers Lake Michigan-Huron as a single lake). Being relatively shallow for its size, with a maximum depth of 84 m (276 ft) and a mean depth of 40 m (131 ft), Lake Victoria ranks as the seventh largest freshwater lake by volume, containing 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 million acre-feet) of water. It is the source of the longest branch of the River Nile, the White Nile, and has a water catchments area of 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 mÂ²). It is a biological hotspot with great biodiversity. The lake lies within an elevated plateau in the western part of Africa's Great Rift Valley and is subject to territorial administration by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake has a shoreline of 3,440 km (2138 miles), and has more than 3,000 islands, many of which are inhabited. These include the Ssese Islands in Uganda, a large group of islands in the northwest of the lake that are becoming a popular destination for tourists. Lake Victoria is relatively young; its current basin formed only 400,000 years ago, when westward-flowing rivers were dammed by an up thrown crustal block. The lake's shallowness, limited river inflow, and large surface area relative to its volume make it vulnerable to climate changes; cores taken from its bottom show that Lake Victoria has dried up completely three times since it formed. These drying cycles are probably related to past ice ages, which are times when precipitation declined globally. The lake last dried out 17,300 years ago, and filled again beginning 14,700 years ago; the fantastic adaptive radiation of its native cichlids has taken place in the short period of time since then. The lake water is drained at a rate of about 600 m3 sec-1, at Jinja on the northern shore, into the Victoria Nile which flows northward via Lake Albert and the White Nile forming the uppermost reaches of the Nile River. The lake shore is highly indented, and there are many isles in the lake, some of which, especially the Sesse Group, are known for their beautiful landscape, health resorts and sightseeing places. Abundant prehistoric remains found around the lake indicate the early development of agriculture. There are a number of coastal towns such as Kisumu (Kenya), Entebe (Uganda), Bukoba, Mwanza and Musoma (Tanzania), connected with each other by ship routes and also to the cities of the Indian Ocean coast by railways. The dam constructed in 1954 at Owen Falls on the Victoria Nile supplies electricity and water for various uses in Uganda
Safari Charges are exclusive of:
Entry tickets to parks,Personal expenses , Video/photo expenses , Food and drinks
NB: The charges apply to any safari within Western Province of Kenya and Lake Victoria regions