There are many metals in the minral-rich mountains of Pokot. Gold was mined in earlier times; now it is extracted from rivers by local communities using various ways of panning.
Mountains and hills dominate the landscape of West Pokot. Many offer a good hike, scramble or climb. Kapchok, in the west of the County, is particularly picturesque. The last 100m can be a bit challenging.
Kolowa Peace Monument
These concrete blocks are a memorial to many lives lost in a confrontation and massacre during Colonial times. They are located in Baringo County ---- but are here considered to belong to the history of the POKOT people. The fascinating story behind these memorials needs a good storyteller.
Market day in any small centre in West Pokot is a good way to meet the people and sample the mix of traditional and modern ways of life to be found in the rural areas. The boys, as much as the girls, like to be in style.
This museum displays items and pictures of traditional Pokot life. However, it is most well known for being built around the cells where H.E. Kenyatta (1st president of Kenya) was incarcerated, with 5 others, for many months prior to independence.
Mtelo, Chaichai & Nasalot Peak
A hiker's and photographer's paradise. But you will always need local knowledge and guidance to travel safely. Mtelo is the background (and highest) peak. Nasalot peak is the sharp pyramid in the foreground.