The mysterious attractions of Bungoma in Kenya that you don’t need to miss
Bungoma is the one of the best counties of Kenya that you should explore if you get a chance to visit Kenya. Bungoma is characterized by several tribes and it is one of the densely populated areas of Kenya. The biggest weapon and attractive aspect of the Bungoma country in Kenya is cultural tourism. The county is full of traditions and customers and the country is dominated by the Luhya community members. The country is known as the place harboring people, with places of interests that hold the truthful meaning and those that are mysterious believed by the residents.
There are a lot of features that were formed in the Bungoma country of Kenya and all these features are best tourism destinations. These attractions in this country are so unique especially if you get time to listen to the entertaining stories produced by the people around them and you will wonders and be left sizzle with the mysterious part of these features. Today we compile the attractions found in Bungoma country such that when you get a chance to visit Kenya you shouldn’t miss the opportunity of visiting this wonderful county to enhance your Kenya cultural experience. The following are the attractions in Bungoma include;
Namunya Cave in Bungoma County; these caves are so interesting and have cause the fear and love situation among the residents of the Bungoma County. This cave was used during the precolonial periods as the Bukusu Land which was used as the worshiping grounds for the people to their ancestor. This is how the story goes. In this caves as well, it is believed that the puplbic figures of the Bukusu community who were can be easily identified as Wkhuluunya and Namunyu Lubunda died and were later buried in the Namunya Cave and this raised spirits into the cave. This places I mean the Namunyi Cave is used by the Legion of Mary as the places where they go on specific time and have their prayers but most of the local people around tend to fear this place and they always tend to keep a distance and therefore you can also come and enjoy such stories as you visit Bungoma county.
Visit the Jesus footprints in Mungoma County; while on the foot slopes of the mountain Elgon is the feature of the footprint that is deeply inscribed on the huge boulder. The local people here take this footprint as the Jesus footprint and any local member will tell you this wonderful story. While a close look at the footprint, you will notice that there is n also a feature that is similar looks like the knee print and this comes in 2 markings. To most of the local people and the local community here, they believe that at one time Jesus passed through this areas and thus he left their footprints here which he made as he was praying. The region around the mountain Elgon are so fertile and thus some local believe that because Jesus passed by their areas it is the reason as to why the soils are so fertile supporting the crop growing experience. Visitors are free visit this place all the year around.
Visit Kitum Cave in Mungoma county; this is also one of the wonderful cave that is found on mountain Elgon. Mountain Elgon is one of the extinct volcano providing habitats to several plants and animals. Mountain Elgon is recognized as an Important Birding Area and visitors here will also see a lot of animals such elephants when they decide to visit this wonderful attraction. Visitors exploring the Kitum cave will majorly sight the female elephants which are mainly seen around the this places or cave and the reason here is that the caves provide the wonderful environment for the females elephants to give birth and these elephants move some quite long distance from all the Elgeyo Marakwet to come and have fun around the Kitum Cave. Other wild animals can also be seen at the cave and these include the predators such as the cheetahs and leopards who gather here just for the salt rock licking. The cave has been enlarging since and this has been attributed to the contact weathering of the cave walls by the African elephants.
Visit Deraja La Mungu at in Mungoma county “Bridge of God”; Mountain Elgon is catchment area for River Malakisi and from the Mount Elgon, the river flows through Mingoma and then it goes to Uganda. As the river flows towards the Kimaeti just a walkable distance from Mungoma- Malalaba high way, there is a wonderful feature which may have failed to explain. As the river plunges on its way to Uganda and makes a sounding after the rocks and later it disappears after it disappearance the river again found itself about 500 meters away from the spot where it disappeared and now it continues normally with the flow. And once your here , you will see the river moving so fast and strong and later the place was named Deraka Wamungu which is Swahili name meaning the “Bridge of God” . This an interesting feature that you don’t need to miss while in Kenya on vacation.