About Kakamega Rainforest

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 Campsite

Kakamega forest is located in Western Kenya, 418 KM from Nairobi city.

sunrise in Kakamega forest

Kakamega rainforest has over 360 species of birds, 380 species of plants, 400 species of butterflies, 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.

blue monkey

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 guide who will explain or enterpret 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 few days as you enjoy the nature. These accommodation are; Isecheno Forest rest house, Isecheno KEEP Bandas, Isecheno Camping site and Rondo retreat centre.

Geting in Kakamega forest; If you are coming from Kakamega town you can take Taxi or Motobikes 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 Motobike from here to Isecheno Forest Station. Isecheno Forest rest house.

Guiding fee for Nature Walks/Hiking in Kakamega forest Residents.

  • Southern part, Isecheno Forest station Park Entry fee 600ksh per person for 24 hours for tourists and 200ksh for citizens.
  • Short walk 0-2 hours - Ksh 500 per person per walk.
  • Long walk 0-3 hours - Ksh 1000 per person per walk.
  • Night walk 2 hours - Ksh 1200 per person per walk.
  • Sunrise/sunset walk - Ksh 1200 per person per walk.
  • Full day walk 5-7 hours Ksh 2000 per person per walk.
  • Crying stone of Ilesi tour Ksh.

All prices are NOT negotiable.

In the southern part of the Isecheno forest station, The entry fee of (400ksh residents) or (600ksh non residents) must be paid to the Kenya Forestry Service (KFS).

  • Colobus Guereza
  • Forest Resthouse
  • Red tailed monkey
  • Blue Monkey
  • Side striped chameleon
  • Morning at KEEP Bandas
  • Local flora
  • Tree

And the north side of the forest KWS Kakamega Forest national reserve entrance fee must be paid at the gate.

For Booking Contact;

Abraham Imbai.

Kakamega Rain Forest Tour Guide.

PO Box 1-50107

Shinyalu, Kenya

E-mail: kakamegaforesttour@gmail.com

E-mail: kakamegaforest@yahoo.com

Call +254 726 951 764