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- Localyte author: GEOFFREY ODIDI AUM
- Voi is a market town in southern Kenya, lying on the edge of the Tsavo National Park. It lies at the junction of the railway lines from Nairobi to Mombasa and Taveta. Also the Voi Sisal Estates are located near the town. Voi is also located near some Taita villages like, Ikanga and Mkwachunyi. Voi's town centre consists of mostly general stores, shops, markets, kiosks and few hotels. Most lodges are located in the suburbs or on the edge of the small town. Voi is also home to a train station. Voi is located in the Taita-Taveta District, Coast Province. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Transport 3 Hotels and Lodges 4 In fiction 5 References  History According to local history the name of town comes from a slave trader called Chief Kivoi who settled near the Voi river about 400 hundred years ago. There after the town grew as a trade post between the local Taita people, other Kenyan tribes and Arabs. The town started to grow at the end of the 19th century when the Uganda Railway was constructed. People started to move in to work on the railway and the near by sisal estates.  Transport Train There are train services to Nairobi and Mombasa. Taxi Taxis can be found in the town centre. Establish the fare before entering the vehicle. Matatu Matatus (Minibus/Sharetaxis) run between the town centre and surrounding areas. There are also matatus traveling to Nairobi, Mombasa, Wundanyi, Taveta and other places. Bus Akamba, Coast and Mash are among many bus companies that run day and night buses to Mombasa and Nairobi. All booking offices are located in the town center. Air Ikanga Air Strip is nearby. Other forms of transport include tuk tuks and motorbikes which operates 24/7 and are very cheap.  Hotels and Lodges Ndololo Camp, Voi Safari Lodge, Voi Wildlife Lodge, Swahili dishes, New Distar Hotel and Leopards Lodge are near-by millyz,  In fiction Voi is the location for 2 levels of the video game Halo 3. It takes place during the Covenant invasion of Earth and an attempt to activate a massive artifact found near the city. It is destroyed by plasma bombardment to halt the Flood infestation on Earth.
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