Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2008
Size of heritage: 1,538 ha
The Mijikenda Kaya Forests consist of 11 separate forest sites spread over some 200 km along the coast containing the remains of numerous fortified villages, known as kayas, of the Mijikenda people. The kayas, created as of the 16th century but abandoned by the 1940s, are now regarded as the abodes of ancestors and are revered as sacred sites and, as such, are maintained as by councils of elders. The site is inscribed as bearing unique testimony to a cultural tradition and for its direct link to a living tradition.
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Small airport - 47 mi (76 km) Malindi Airport
Medium airport - 87 mi (141 km) Manda Airstrip
Medium airport - 92 mi (148 km) Garissa Airport
Small airport - 111 mi (179 km) Kiwayu Airport
Medium airport - 118 mi (190 km) Kilaguni Airport
Small airport - 121 mi (195 km) Kiunga Airport
Small airport - 132 mi (213 km) Bamburi Airport
Small airport - 133 mi (214 km) Mombasa Moi International Airport
Large airport - 136 mi (219 km) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Large airport - 191 mi (309 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chake Chake
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.