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Thimlich Ohinga Pre-Historic site

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Address: Kisumu 00200, Kenya
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Amazing Migori County

Thimlich Ohinga is an amazing historic site that is very UNIQUE in the entirety of historic events. Walls made of Stones without use of motor is an old technology to appreciate. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2017
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Kisumu, Kenya
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Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Thimlich Ohinga is an amazing historic site that is very UNIQUE in the entirety of historic events. Walls made of Stones without use of motor is an old technology to appreciate. A thing that has made the structure withstand all test of time, weather and wind for over 500 years. Its story is told by itself as one walks around... More 

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nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Truly its a amazing place. Offtrack and ignored its difficult to reach. The road is awful. Chances of getting stuck is high on the last 5 km on approach to thim lich due to the black cotton soil in the rainy season. The staff are really helpful and guide you around. The vegetation is lush and the monkeys wonderful. This... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This astonishing complex of dry-stone structures has stood for over 500 years. The walls stand over 4m high in places and the few low narrow defensive gates remain intact despite occasional earth tremors. Some excavation has taken place here since the last inhabitants moved out in 1924 and the results of this and extensive oral history research enabled my enthusiastic... More 

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Thank TheoClarke
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is an ancient, prehistoric site like the ones found in Zimbabwe (Great Zimbabwe) & the stone circles found across Southern Africa, documented & researched by Michael Tellinger. Thimlich Ohinga is a vast area of circular stone structures better viewed on Google Earth. I believe the stone structures were not in fact places were people lived, but were used for... More 

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Thank Guy K
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is a historical site of the Luo people of Western Kenya. Tons of information can be found here with the ever eager guides telling you about what happened many years ago

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

I liked the arrangement of stones that formed the boundary walls of the early men that have remained intact for over 500 years, without the mortar. Their watch tower and the buffer stones in addition to the escape gate commonly referred to as rot/roth in Luo. The twin gates are a strategically placed to separate entry points of men and... More 

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kisumu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

traveling all the way there is a very beautiful experience .the guide there narrates the history of the place in a more entertaining manner and the residents around the place are so friendly

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southern african continent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

no one ever goes, no one knows it even exists...GO! it will take a bit of perserverence to find, but will local transport and piki pikis and a lot of asking the locals its possible. and this place is massive

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Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

It was an experience of Stones arranged to form walls, as locals explained it was the shield for the enemies.

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Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

The conservation measures put in place.the stone wall

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