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Kakamega Forest National Reserve

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The Kakamega Forest National Reserve is situated in the Lake Victoria basin, about 50km north of Kisumu city. Being the only remnant in Kenya of the unique Guineo-Congolian forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. For bird and butterfly watchers, this is the place to visit.  The forest is home to over 400 species of butterflies, about 300 bird species and 27 species of snakes. The park also supports more than 350 species of trees and 7 primate species including the endangered DeBrazza monkey, black and white colobus monkey and vervet monkey. The Potto (the world's slowest mammal on earth), duikers and Dik diks are also found in Kakamega Forest National Reserve.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Birdwatching: Over 300 bird species,
  • Butterfly watching: over 400 species of butterflies
  • Massive Trees, Scenic Spots and Waterfalls: Over 350 species of trees, the forest holds mostly indigenous vegetation.
  • Snakes: 27 species of snakes, ,
  • Primates Watching: Home to Debrazza monkey and other primates.

WILDLIFE

  • Wildlife: Bush Pig, Duikers, Bushbuck, Clawless Otter, Mongoose, Giant Water Shrew, Squirrels, Tree Pangolin, Porcupine, Bats and Primates.
  • Birds: 330 species of which some are found nowhere else in the country. The common one being the Blue turaco.

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • Forest Walking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Primate Watching
  • Bird and Butterfly Watching
  • Game watching
  • Self-Guided nature walks

Why Zaira Tours?

We are commited to helping you enjoy the vast wildlife, the many sunny beaches, the different people groups all add up to a worthwhile investment and a luxury not found in many places