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The Sheer Size of Boulders are a wonder of Nature in Bunyore, Kenya

The Sheer Size of Boulders are a wonder of Nature in Bunyore, Kenya

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Kakamega is a small town in Western Province, about 65 km north of Kisumu. This is the base for trips into the Kakamega Forest Reserve. There are vehicles running south to Kisumu and north to Kitale every few minutes, but be wary of the touts, they could be the rudest in Kenya. If you stay in Kakamega, try the affordable Franca Hotel or the upper-end Golf Hotel (# (0331) 20125).or Vikes Hotel. The Golf Hotel has beautiful grounds, a bar and restaurant, and singles/doubles for 1750/2250. For more information on the Kakamega Forest Reserve, check the National Parks and Reserves section.  However, it is infinitely preferable to stay in the Forest Reserve rather than town.  Good camping and bandas are available in the Forest Reserve (see that section) or at Rondo Retreat, a private guesthouse in a lovely setting. 

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