Wundanyi

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Wundanyi[1] is a town lying in the Taita Hills of southern Kenya, about 20 km west of Voi and about 4 km northeast of Ngerenyi. It is also the administrative centre for Taita-Taveta District. The town has a population of 4055 (1999 census).[2] Wundanyi is the centre of an agricultural area and the surrounding slopes are highly terraced.[3]

The town is a popular base for hiking, while local attractions include the Ngangao Forest, known for its butterflies, Wesu Rock and the Cave of Skulls.[3] Shomoto Hill, across the valley from Wundanyi was the formal place of execution for the Taita.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wundanyi (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ "Urban Poverty Estimates For Kenya's Provinces, Districts, Divisions and Locations". International Livestock Research Institute. 
  3. ^ a b Parkinson, Tom; Phillips, Matt and Gourlay, Will (2006). Kenya. Lonely Planet Country Guide. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-74059-743-2. 
  4. ^ Trillo, Richard (2010). The Rough Guide to Kenya. London: Penguin. p. 332. ISBN 978-1-84836-137-9. 


Coordinates: 3°24′7″S 38°21′50″E / 3.40194°S 38.36389°E / -3.40194; 38.36389