Ever heard of a place where water flows upwards by itself. Visit Kyamlo, a place in Eastern Kenya. My friends and I decided to visit this famous place near Machakos, about 60km from Nairobi. We set out from the hotel at 11am and drove to Kyamlo, which is located 15km on the Kangundo road off Machakos road. We passed various villages and shopping centers, spotting some fascinating traditional architectural designs and since it was on a Sunday morning, the local people were rushing to and from church service.
Halfway through, one passes the Machakos Golf club, a fine place for those with a thing for golf. After 30 minutes of driving we finally reached the particular point. I could not help keeping my anticipation at bay. We were met by some young men who hang around waiting for curious visitors and demonstrate to them what happens. First, one of them fetched some water and poured it on the road. To our amazement and disbelief, instead of it flowing downhill, it flows uphill. A friend of mine threw a soda can on the ground and it rolled upwards. Unbelievable! Right? But wait and read what happens next. A certain driver disengaged the gear from his car and lowered its hand brake. One could only gaze and utter words in disbelief as man followed his driverless machine up the hill.
While there, one can enjoy a fascinating aerial view of homesteads that are built down hill, a small forest nearby and a cool mountainous breeze. One can also do some rock climbing and pose for what could be spectacular photos. This would be a lovely place to visit, especially while on a safari from Mombasa.
By Wambui Gitau.