Monday, September 27, 2010

Forest Queens Tour Mt. Kenya Forest

The forest beauties take a nature walk in the misty surroundings of Castle Forest Station in Kirinyaga County.

The First Runners-Up , Judy Faida (l) and Miss Forest, Maureen Nganga (r) pose with an old member of the forest.

The winner of Miss Forest Queen beauty peagant Ms Maureen Ng’ang’a recently toured the historic Castle Forest in Kirinyaga to learn more on the eco-tourism benefits of the forest which is reputed to have hosted the English Monarch in the 1940s.

The Forest Queen accompanied by her deputy and the first runners up Ms July Faidah in the contest held in October 2009 made an excursion of the forest in the company of other tourists led by the tour guides from the Castle Forest Lodge and KFS rangers.

The forest is popular among local and international tourists who love nature walks and close encounters with the wild. Speaking at the end of the tour, the Forest Queen said she had enjoyed the experience pointing out the close shave with elephants as the highlight of her day in the dense tropical forest.

Report by L. Sonkoyo

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