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The Mystical Shrine of Koma Hills

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Experience hosted by Martin

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Guests will be picked up in a car at the set meeting point and time and we'll begin the journey to Machackos county from Nairobi.The breathtaking view of the plains along the road are sure to keep guests fascinated and i recommend cameras for photo taking.Within no time at all we'll arrive at the sleepy town of Komarock at the foot of the hill then we'll make our way up a short dusty road towards the hill that is dotted with massive ruby boulders of a rare kind and before long will be at the revered site of the Kamba people.
I will guide guests on a tour of where elders gave offerings at traditional altars referred to as "ithembo" in Kamba language where they would pray for fertility of Kamba land and protection from their enemies.They believed that a mystic power existed in the hills.We'll then make our way up the hill while taking in the beautiful statues along the way before finally arriving at the top and viewing the huge statue of Mary and Jesus and learn about its origins and significance.We'll have lunch while taking in the breathtaking view of the valley below and Kilimambogo mountain in the distance.I will then narrate about the hill and it's origins,myths and legends while we observe and learn about the geography of the surrounding area.
Guests will be picked up in a car at the set meeting point and time and we'll begin the journey to Machackos county from Nairobi.The breathtaking view of the plains along the road are sure to keep guests fascinated and i recommend cameras for photo taking.Within no time at all we'll arrive at the sleepy town of Komarock at the foot of the hill then we'll make our way up a short dusty road towards the hill that is dotted with massive ruby boulders…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch will be provided consisting of delicious local cuisine.
  • Drinks
    clean bottled water will be provided all day long.
  • Transport
    A comfortable air conditioned car for my guests will be provided for the tr...
From £81
/ person
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Meet your host, Martin

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hi there,my name is Martin and i will be your host on this experience.

I was born and raised in Kenya and since an early age,i've had a passion for travelling and discovering new places with a rich history and culture.I've travelled far and wide within Kenya and seen many fascinating sites and attractions but none has lingered in my memory quite like the Komarock shrine deep in the heart of Machakos county.
From the moment i partook in mass with the late Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadassery 9 years ago and hiked up the ancient hill dotted with amazing statues detailing the suffering of Jesus,i became one with the place.The pièce de résistance of the site is ofcourse is the masssive statue of Mary and Jesus sitting ontop of the hill and the stunning view of the valley below and Kilimambogo mountain in the distance.A stunning place it is
Hi there,my name is Martin and i will be your host on this experience.

I was born and raised in Kenya and since an early age,i've had a passion for travelling and discovering new places with a rich history and culture.I've travelled far and wide within Kenya and seen many fascinating sites and attractions but none has lingered in my memory quite like the Komarock shrine deep in the heart of Machakos county.
From the moment i partook in mass with the late Rev. Fr. Thomas Va…
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Where you'll be

We'll visit the sleepy town of Koma at the foot of the Komarock hill then make our way up a dusty road towards the hill and leave the car halfway above the hill and continue on foot up the narrow path towards the hill while i narrate the myths and legends of the area.we'll view the magnificent statue and visit the gift shop and the hidden statues dotting the hill and i'll explain their importance and significance.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Remember to have your passport at all times.

What to bring

Appropriate shoes,preferably boots.

Sunscreen