Kakamega is located in the Kakamega County which is in the western part of the Country. It is formerly the headquarters of the now defunct Western province. The region is primarily noted for its farming activities but recently, tourism has come up as an economic powerhouse in lands for sale Kakamega. The tourism industry in the area recently emerged as amongst the major contributors of the region’s gross domestic income, alongside other vital sectors such as the real estate, fishing and the predominant agricultural sector.
Kakamega is the home of the legendary Kakamega forest which offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. It is a suitable place for tourists who are into bird and butterfly watching. It’s because of the mix of bird and butterfly species which the forest has (300 and 400) species respectively. Moreover, the forest has 27 species of snake, more than 350 species of trees and seven primate species including Debrazza monkey, black and white colobus monkey and vervet monkey.
There’s the Kakamega national reserve that’s situated in the Lake Victoria basin. It also offers a wide range of rare species of wildlife as well as a great scenic beauty. The Kakamega national park offers another tourist attraction site in the area. The crying stone of llesi is an additional significant feature which will strike you in this region. It is a stone resembling a human being, perpetually in tears from top to bottom. The notion surrounding this peculiar stone amongst the locals only adds flavor to its existence. This is certainly one feature that you cannot just avoid while visiting this interesting region of lands for sale Kakamega.
The tourism sector within the region is about to obtain a huge impetus as a result of the formation of Kakamega Forest Ecosystem Tourism Association (KAFETA) which is a culmination of efforts by Nature Kenya to bring together the stakeholders so as to market the region as an ecotourism destination. The body seeks to diversify tourism within Kakamega forest and western Kenya generally. Its main functions include but are not limited to the following:
Protection of environment
Promotion of tourism activities
Marketing of sustainable tourism activities
Preserve and conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Kakamega forest ecosystem
Promoting domestic tourism
These activities are set to see the tourism sector in the region grow by a big margin as it is set to give the sector the suitable impetus to further steer its growth. Thus the County is about to obtain more income. With these set up, Kakamega is set to become major economic hub in western Kenya and also in the entire Country generally.
Any keen reader would have noted that all these tourism activities will have generated a dire need for major hotels to be constructed in the region aimed at accommodating the increasing range of tourists in the region, which is still set to rise with time.