Kakamega rainforest is the only tropical rain forest in Kenya of the Guineo-congolian type. It once stretched across the Central Africa to East Africa. Kakamega forest is located in Western Kenya, Kakamega East District (Kakamega county).
Kakamega Forest has over 330 species of birds, 380 species of plants, 400 species of butterflies, 7 species of primates, other animals include chameleons, skinks and lizards.
Other mammals includes ,squirrels, Bush bucks, Aardvarks, porcupines, giant forest hogs and many others. The Rainforest is penetrated by a network of walking/hiking trails silent with only melody of singing birds, whispering trees, rasp of butterflies as they fly on by, the croaking frogs, chattering of monkeys as they move from one tree to another and gurgling streams nearby.
There is Accommodation inside the Forest for both Budget travelers and top-end travellers e.g. Kakamega Forest Rest House, Isencheno Campsite, Isecheno KEEP bandas, Rondo Retreat Centre in the Southern part, Kakamega Forest Reserve.
In the Northern Kakamega Forest National Reserve, there is Udo's Bandas, Isikuti Guest House and Udo's Camping Site.
The Forest reserve is open 365 days a year, even holidays, from 8am till 6pm. It is possible to arrive earlier for a sunrise walk, or to come for a night walk, but please book ahead of time.
Abraham Imbai, Kakamega rainforest Tour Guide
Phone: +254 726 951 764
or +254 771 806 284
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