Nzambani Rock, locally known as Ivia ya Nzambani, is a stone outcrop standing approximately 600 feet (183 meters above the ground). The rock is situated about 8 kilometers from Hotel San Marino, Kitui along the Kitui-Mutitu road at Nzambani market.
Next to it are St. Peters Nzambani Boys’ Secondary School and Nzambani Primary School. The top of the rock offers a cool breeze and views of Kitui County and beyond.
Nzambani Rock is a major tourist attraction in Kitui County attracting both locals and foreigners. A metallic staircase has been constructed for visitors to climb to the top. The staircase is fenced for the sake of children and other people who are afraid of heights.
The rock is particularly famous for the myths surrounding it, attracting many who come to experience adventure and quench their curiosity about the myths. It is believed that anyone who goes round the rock seven times changes into a member of the opposite sex.
This tale has been passed from one generation to another but it is clear that no one has ever tried to go round the rock seven times. There are many other tales as to how the rock came into being. Visitors are charged a fee to be told all the myths surrounding the rock as well as access the top.