Kakamega Forest National Reserve

Time has stood still for the Kakamega Forest which is a remnant of the rain forest that stretched all across Central Africa. This beautiful forest is home to various mammals including bush pigs, giant forest hedgehogs, colobus monkeys, Debrazzar monkeys and pottos. Some of the birds to be seen here include the Blue Headed Bee Eater, Black Billed Turaco, Turner’s Eremomela and Grey Parrots. Bird watching, hiking and rock climbing can be enjoyed here in the serenity of the forest that time forgot. 

Key features

  • In the reserve do not miss, the view point of Buyangu Hill with the wonderful overview of the surrounding forest which is especially impressive at sunrise.
    • Small but lovely Isiukhu waterfall.
    • The giant tree on Mukangu trails.
    • The nature trails with labeled trees of interest and pollinator garden near KEEP office.
    • The only remnant in Kenya of the once great tropical rainforest that stretched across central Africa.
    • Home to several hundreds of species of birds, snakes, monkeys, bushbucks, duikers, countless tree species and natural glades.
    • The species include: over 380 species of trees, 330 species of birds, 27 species of snakes, 7 primates, over 400 species of butterflies and several mammals.