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Voi is located in the southern part of Kenya in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province. It is a small town located on the A-109 highway between Mombasa and Nairobi and also on the railway between the two cities. Voi has a railway station on this railway. Voi is also located on the boundaries of the famous tourist destination and wildlife refuge, Tsavo National Park. In addition to railroad and park work Voi also has sisal and pineapple farms nearby. Nearby are some Taita villages including Ikanga and Mkwachunyi.
The town center has shops, markets, a few hotels and lodges, general stores, and the train station. Most of the lodges are located in the edge of the town.
According to nearby history, the town's name originated from Chief Kivoi who was scandalous slave dealer and 400 years ago he settled close to the Voi waterway. The settlement developed as an exchange post between the nearby Arabs, Taitas, and different clans. In the late nineteenth and mid twentieth hundreds of years the development proceeded when the Kenya-Uganda railroad was built and with that the sisal and pineapple ranches were set up.
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