The Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests are a group of sacred forests located along the coastal region of Kenya, inhabited by the Mijikenda people. These forests hold deep spiritual significance for the Mijikenda community, serving as ancestral burial grounds, religious sites, and centres of traditional rituals and ceremonies. The Kaya forests are not only culturally significant but also ecologically important, containing rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems. They are home to a variety of plant and animal species, including rare and endemic flora and fauna found only in the coastal forests of East Africa. The Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their cultural and natural significance. Efforts to preserve and safeguard these forests are essential for conserving biodiversity, protecting cultural heritage, and promoting sustainable development in the region.