List of Attraction Sites within Kitui County
This is a list of top attraction sites to visit in Kitui County. The county is governed by Dr. Malombe after the August national elections. Kitui County covers an area of about 30, 496 square Kilometers, with an estimated population of 1,147,200 people.
Below is a list of the most attractive sites to visit:
1) Ngomeni Rock
A picturesque rocky outcrop located in Mwingi. The rock is surrounded by thorny bushes and numerous caves, which you need to explore when around Mwingi. This is one place you need to visit for hiking adventures and sightseeing of Mwingi Town and its environs. There is also a large dam is also located near the rock.
2) Nzambani Rock
Ivia ya Nzambani is the local name for the outcropping stone. It is situated about 10 kilometers from Kitui town, along the Kitui-Mutitu road of Kitui-Kibwezi Road.
Ever heard of a gender-changing rock? Okay, this is the myth around this amazing rock. It is a perfect destination for hiking adventures and sightseeing. The locals have created a pession over this rock and even created hiking groups for this.
3) Mwingi Game Reserve
The reserve covers an area of approximately 745 square Kilometres. It can be accessed via Thika to Garissa Road then from Mwingi you head north-east through Kyuso village. The reserve is frequently visited by animals from other neighbouring reserves and parks. It is a designated wilderness activity zone that offers amazing opportunities for fly camping, and camel and horseback safaris.
4) Mutomo Hill Plant Sanctuary
It is a botanical garden located about 75 kilometers south of Kitui Town. The sanctuary features over 100 species of indigenous trees and plants believed to have medicinal value. It is a nice place to visit for bird-watching adventures, camping, nature walks, and picnicking.
5) Ikoo Valley
The scenic V-shaped valley is located in Migwani, Mwingi West sub-county. It offers a vantage point for photographic opportunities of undulating hills and beautiful sceneries in Kitui County and beyond.
6) Kaningo Campsite
The campsite is located in the Mwingi North sub-county. It was established to host visiting tourists in Kitui County. Game rangers are located within the campsite to enhance security and ensure visiting tourists have a comfortable stay.
7) South Kitui National Reserve
It was established in 1979 and covers an estimated area of 1,833 square kilometers. The reserve is frequented by wild animals that relocate to and from Tsavo National Park. Some of the wild animals that frequent the reserve include lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, and the lesser kudu. It is a hidden game suitable for bird-watching adventures, game viewing, and camping.
8) Muumoni Hills
It is a wonderful hiking and birding destination located in Mwingi North. The hill is surrounded by thorny bushes and forests which are breeding grounds for different types of snakes and porcupines. You can also explore the gigantic cave located within the hills.
9) Mutito Hills
It is an important birding and hiking destination in Kitui. Over 100 species of birds can be spotted within the hills.
Waterfalls and legends of Mutitu Hills
This is a drama fit for Nat Geo Wild. There is a sheer copper-colored cliff in front of it.
10) Mutha Hills
It is also a hiking and birding destination located in Kitui south. Different species of birds can be spotted within the hills covered by forests and thorny bushes.