The Kikuyu tribe makes up Kenya’s largest by population. With ancestors deriving from North and West Kenya the tribe settled to cultivate the fertile central highlands as early as the 1500s. The tribe is said to have been started by two original ‘parents’ who were created by god, Gikikuyu and Mumbi whose nine daughters started the clans.
The tribe were at the fore front of Kenya’s fight for independence led by Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta. Today their homeland at the base of Mt. Kenya is heavily farmed, however visitors can still witness vibrant tribal dances either in their villages or at a number of lodges around Kenya.