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, 418 KM from Nairobi city.
Kakamega rainforest has over 360 species of birds, 380 species of plants, 400 species of butterflies and 7 species of primates.
Kakamega forest is an ornithologist's dream where many different rare birds species are found including great blue turaco, blue headed bee-eater, turners eremomela, yellow bellied wattle-eye, African shrike-flycatcher, petit's cuckoo-shrike and many others.
Mammals of Kakamega forest Includes; primates, bushback, red and blue duikers, bush pigs, porcupines and at night flying squirrels, hammer headed fruit bats, tree pangolins, poto, mongoose along the rivers clawless otter.
Guided tours in Kakamega raiforest enable you at first hand to enjoy all these with profesional tour guides who will explain tropical rainforest biodiversity including; birds, primates, medicinal plants, butterflies and cultural activities of local people staying around the forest.
There is accommodation and campingsite where you can stay a few days as you enjoy the nature. This accommodation is; Isecheno forest rest house, Isecheno KEEP bandas, Isecheno camping site and Rondo retreat centre.
Getting to Kakamega forest: If you are coming from Kakamega town you can take taxi or motorbikes through Shinyalu to Isecheno forest station. Or if you are coming from Kisumu, take matatu to Khayega market on your way to Kakamega town, then from Khayega take motorbike from there to Isecheno Forest Station and stay in Isecheno forest guest house or the KEEP bandas.
Prices are NOT negotiable.
In the southern part of Kakamega rainforest, Isecheno forest station, the entry fee of 400ksh (residents) or 600ksh (non residents) must be paid to the Kenya Forestry Service.
And the north side of the forest Kakamega forest national reserve entrance fee must be paid at the gate.
Kakamega Rain Forest Tour Guide.
PO Box 1-50107
Phone: +254 726 951 764
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