Kanyawegi Dala Resort is built on original land where nothing had been built before; a natural spot in the middle of a local agricultural and cattle breeding village. It is built predominantly with natural stone derived from huge boulders from the local ground. These boulders were crushed by hand into smaller manageable stones.
All the builders came from the local and neighbouring villages. The design of the cottages is inspired by the round African huts with thatched roofs. The design and layout of the buildings were panned out on blueprint by Kadogo, Hans and an additional Kenyan. The manner of building is local. The masonry is a puzzle work with pieces of natural stone that are joined gracefully with grout. To make concrete, the rocks were crushed into gravel which was then mixed with cement. The iron braiding for the gravel was also easily done by hand. The pouring of the concrete in the eating room and the kitchen was done by a group of men who not only do construction work together, but also belong to the same football team.
The result of this manner of building is playful, colorful buildings that fit beautifully into the local environment. The water for construction was fetched from Lake Victoria and transported via donkeys. Rain water was also used. For safety reasons, the cottages are outfitted with corrugated iron sheets instead of thatched roofs, which is also useful in harvesting rain water that is directed to large water tanks with capacities ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 liters. The rounded roofs of the cottages were a challenge to build, but it was worth it as we now harvest enough rain water to cover our own water needs. The gardens surrounding the buildings have different types of fruit trees, such as papaya, avocado, mango, passion fruit, lime, banana, local fruits such as tomados, zambarao and moringa, herbs, and of course all kinds of tropical plants, such as lemongrass, bougainvillea, palm trees, whistle trees etc. and our own local vegetables, such as sukamawiki, Kunde, Osuga and Mrenda. All these vegetables and fruits are incorporated into dishes made in our kitchen.
THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE RESORT
The resort is located in Kanyawegi village in Kisumu County on a terrain of about 0.32 hectares. There are 3 round stone huts with walls inspired by the round African grass-thatched huts. Two of the houses have two rooms each with a shared bathroom while one house has two ensuite rooms.
There is a well-stocked separate kitchen and a 12-person capacity dining room. The resort has plenty of open space to walk around and enjoy nature, birds and the evening breeze with a beautiful view of the lake.
The resort has a 17 people room capacity.
Price one-person room per right incl. breakfast € 40,00
Room 1 AGAK
Price for two persons incl. breakfast €80.00 Price for one person incl. Breakfast US €50.00
Room 2 OCHOL Price for two persons incl. breakfast €80.00
Price for one person incl. breakfast €50.00
Room with three single-person beds. Toilet and shower outside the room.
Price incl. breakfast € 17,50
Room with two single-person beds.
Price incl. breakfast € 17,50