10 Recreational places in Makueni County you can visit on a budget

If you love adventure or would like some time off on a budget, here are some recreational places you can visit in Makueni County.

Wote Green Public Park

Wote Green Park offers an ambiance for recreation. The park also has an amphitheater, a children’s play area, a podium, a photo shoot zone, eateries, and the tech & innovation hub.

The facility replenishes guests with a rich history of the Akamba community through profiled icons of some of its legends. Some of the Statues of iconic Kamba legends at Wote Green Park include that of Syokimau, John Samuel Mbiti, and Ndutu wa Kilungu. The park also has free wifi.

A photo of the Wote Green Public Park.

Sikh temple Makindu

This is a good stopover for travelers going from Nairobi to Mombasa. They always have something for the tired to eat for free as long as they don’t waste food.

It was built in 1926 by the Sikhs who were working on the construction of the railway line from the coast (Mombasa) to Lake Victoria and beyond to Uganda.

Sikh Temple Makindu

Makongo Viewpoint

Located on the Wote – Machakos road. A breathtaking meandering road drifts your eyes towards the lush green hills of Mbooni and Kilungu, and down the valleys of Makongo.

One can Stopover for a meal or drink, take a rest, and photos while enjoying the scenic views.

Makongo View Point along Machakos- Wote road.

Mbooni hills

The Mbooni hills are scenic and offer perfect opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and sightseeing of the spectacular sceneries of Makueni County and beyond.

A distant photo of the Mbooni Hills in Makueni
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Mbui Nzau Hills

The spectacular Mbui Nzau hills are located about 5 kilometers from the Kibwezi junction, along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

Locals claim that a white goat “Mbui Nzau” used to appear on top of the hills very early in the morning, just before the arrival of missionaries. It is a perfect hiking destination and sightseeing spot. Standing on the big rocks is also a breathtaking experience.

Rocks at the Mbui Nzau Hills

Chyulu Hills

Wild animals including buffalo, bushbucks, elephants, leopards, bush pigs, reedbucks, and giraffes can be found here.

Some of the activities that are undertaken here include; Horse riding, cave exploration, game driving, camping, mountain climbing, and bird watching. This water tower is home to one of the longest volcanic caves known as The Kisula Caves.

A past photo of the Chyulu hills

Kalamba Historical site

For anyone seeking to know the foundation of the African Inland Church (AIC) in Kenya and East Africa, then this is the place to visit. It was established in 1895 by Peter Scott, the first African Inland Mission to come to Kenya.

The Centre which recently got a facelift from the county Government of Makueni is a museum that details African Inland Church’s evolution. The burial site of Peter Cameron Scott and Hillary together with the original church that was built in 1932 depict the rich history of the site.

Mausoleum of Peter Scott at Kalamba Historical Site.

Tsavo West National Park

Established in April 1948, the park is popularly known for the man-eating lions that killed hundreds during the construction of the Railway line in the colonial era. It is the second-largest national park in Kenya covering an area of 9,065 square kilometers.

The park holds up to 50 million gallons of water, that gushes out from the parched lava rocks. Tsavo West is home to the big five and can be accessed through the Mtito Andei gate along the Mombasa- Nairobi Highway.

A past photo of Jumbos at Tsavo West National Park.

Kivungoni Springs

Located in Muatini village, two kilometers off Kibwezi-Kitui road, and five kilometers from Kibwezi Town it is a perfect place for fishing, swimming, boat riding, and bird watching.

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