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Discover an exotic world of endless beauty… The equatorial rainforest of Kakamega is a living museum of unique and rare species. This wonderful place is a treasure trove where the massive trees and thick wet undergrowth are the habitat of a world of diverse wildlife.

The sheer abundance of birdlife here is overwhelming. This is an important primate reserves, and the forest is full of monkeys of many species. Beautiful Chameleons are often seen in the undergrowth. At night the forest is a different world, the air filled with bats and ringing with the sounds of frogs, night birds and the booming call of the giant forest squirrel.

Despite its easy accessibility, Kakamega is a quiet haven for nature lovers, the perfect place to relax for a few days. The forest has many walking trails, and there are plenty of very good guides available. Road access to Kakamega is via Kakamega Town, easily accessible from Kisumu by bus/matatu. You’ll need your own transport, or to be part of a safari, to get to the forest. Kakamega is best explored on foot. The forest has many clearly marked walking trails. There are excellent and fully qualified local guides are available for walking. See Trekking for more details

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 is Kenya buitiful to oxplore on foot, and if you are a Birder, Resercher, Botanist, or Nature lover these is the right place for you.The Forest is also home to 40% of the total butterfly population of Kenya.

It is also an important primate reserve, and the forest is full of monkeys of many species. Beautiful Chameleons are often seen in the undergrowth. At night the forest is a different world, the air filled with bats and ringing with the sounds of frogs, night birds and the booming call of the giant forest squirrel.

Among the vast array of birds the Kakamega Rain Forest is home to the flamboyant Great Blue Turaco, gemlike Emerald Cuckoo and the cacophonous Black-and-white casqued Hornbill. From the monkey family we have the blue Sykes, the red tailed, the common Black and White Colobus, and the rare deBrazza’s. The tranquil Rhodo Retreat Centre in the in the park will is a great place for to stay in in this memorable visist as you pursue your hobbies as a butterfly collector, beetle specialist, frog fancier, spider hunter, tourist or bird watcher.

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