Nestled under the shades of the vast and indigenous Lower Imenti Forest, about 10 kilometres from Meru Town, is the once revered sacred Lake Nkunga. The lake was formed as a result of volcanic action that left a bowl-shaped crater in the forest. The volcanic bowl has since filled with rain water to form the lake. Legends and myths hold that the water mass was the home of a mystical seven-headed dragon ‘Nkunga’, which could swallow whoever dared go anywhere near the lake. Today, the green carpet that surrounds the lake provides a calm resting place for those who visit this sacred place.