Kakamega is situated in the Kakamega County which is certainly in the western part of the Country. It's formerly the headquarters of the now defunct Western province. The region is well known 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 among the major contributors of the region’s gross domestic income, alongside other vital sectors like the real estate, fishing plus the leading agricultural sector.
Kakamega boasts the legendary Kakamega forest which offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. This is definitely a suitable location for tourists who are into bird and butterfly watching. It's because of the various bird and butterfly species that the forest has to offer (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 which is situated along the Lake Victoria basin. It also offers a large number of rare species of wildlife and a great scenic beauty. The Kakamega national park offers another tourist spot site in the area. The crying stone of llesi is another significant feature that will strike you in this region. It is a stone resembling a human being, continually in tears from head to toe. The concept surrounding this peculiar stone amongst the locals only adds flavor to its existence. This certainly is one feature which you cannot afford to miss out on while visiting this interesting region of lands for sale Kakamega.
The tourism sector in the region is set to obtain a huge impetus with the formation of Kakamega Forest Ecosystem Tourism Association (KAFETA) that is a culmination of efforts by Nature Kenya to join/to put together the stakeholders so to market the region as an ecotourism destination. The body seeks to diversify tourism within Kakamega forest and western Kenya collectively. 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 ensure the tourism sector within 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 set to bring about more income. With each of these in the right position, Kakamega is set to become major economic hub in western Kenya and not to mention in the entire Country as a whole.
Any keen reader would surely have noted that every of these tourism activities will most probably have generated a dire desire for major hotels to be constructed in the region geared towards accommodating the increasing number of tourists in the region, which is still set to rise with time.