Road less travelled to Kitui game parks

The caves of Ngomeni Rock. PHOTO | JAN FOX

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  • Instead, the road to Mwingi — our destination — is flanked by sparse vegetation, and rocky outcrops that dot the landscape like lonely teeth in an old man’s gums.
  • While the others visited a school on the edge of the Kora/Mwingi conservation area, I had the chance to explore Ngomeni — a small town just south of the Mwingi Reserve.
  • Ngomeni lies in the shadow of a massive rocky outcrop, which my guide Steven Nzenge claimed is the largest of its kind in East Africa. But it isn’t its size that sets it apart from all the other rocky protrusions in the area, there are also a variety of very interesting caves.

Last weekend I ventured into somewhat unfamiliar territory. I often travel north beyond Thika, but have rarely taken the road east through Kamba country. This largely dry stretch offers quite a contrast to the fertile, green highlands of the rest of eastern region. Instead, the road to Mwingi — our destination — is flanked by sparse vegetation, and rocky outcrops that dot the landscape like lonely teeth in an old man’s gums.

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