respect of the SACRED nature of the site, and for your security and better
enjoyment, you must see the forest with a local Guide/ Elder.
the trials and follow their directions. Do not leave them
Do not leave
trash in the forest, period!
Do not take anythhnig form the forest no
matter how small or insignificant it seems to you.
For most of their
lives, the animals in the refuge hear only the sounds of the forest. If you keep
from making unnecessary noises, you will discover the magic of sounds of the
The kaya shall remain closed on every fourth day of a
traditional calendar, Chipalata.
For the sacredness and Sanctity
of the site, behaviors such as kissing, Caressing, fondling, etc, are highly
prohibited inside the forest.
While in the forest capture as much as
possible with your photo lens, however no photographing is allowed at the grave
All visitors must wrap traditional cloth, called Kaniki,
around their waist before entering the forest.
Remember you are visiting
a SACRED FOREST, put on modest clothing that are respectful to the sacredness of
the site and which will protect you while in the forest
Keep in mind that
when you visit the refuge, your freedom ends where nature begins. This balance
of nature is indispensable to maintain life and evolution. Your foots should be
the only evidence of you happy visit, “Take nothing but pictures and leave
nothing but foot prints”.
Remember our ancestral spirits dwell here; they
are not to be disturbed before 8:00am in the morning and after 5:00pm in the
TRADITOINAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
visitors listening to a Kaya kinondo guide