GUIDE ON KAKAMEGA FOREST NATIONAL RESERVE IN KENYA
The 360 species of birds are also incredible. Avian lovers on a Kenya birding safari will relish in taking pictures of species that are native only to Kakamega Forest like grey-chested babbler (aka grey-chested illadopsis). As you follow the trail to the higher elevations of the forest, you will also visit a cave known for its resident bats, the hammer-headed fruit bat, known to be the largest in all of Africa. The tree branches have their own residents like 7 varied species of primates including colobus monkey, potto, de brazza’s monkey, blue monkey, olive baboon, red-tailed monkey, white-nosed monkey and also reptiles like chameleons, skinks and other lizards. The forest shrubs conceal smaller faunas like forest hogs, duikers, aardvarks, bushbucks, porcupines, mongoose and also flying squirrels. Among the predators, the forest has small cats like civets, genets and servals. This fascinating collection could be attributed to the fact that the flora of Kakamega Forest is a combination of both, those found in the higher and the lower altitudes of western Kenya. Do take the opportunity to go on the early morning twilight hike. Your trek to higher elevations will be rewarded by the superb sight of the fog on the carpet of trees around you. As it lifts slowly, you can watch as the sun rises on one of the most enchanting and unspoiled wonderlands of Africa (read more on when is the best time to go to Kakamega Forest).
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WHERE TO STAY IN KAKAMEGA FOREST
As unique as the forest where it is located, Rondo Retreat is a colonial-style getaway. It is moderately affordable, comfortable and gives you friendly service with basic, no-frills pampered amenities.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN KAKAMEGA FOREST
You will go on forest walks along the distinct trails that will lead through diverse kinds of terrain, affording opportunities to view birds, butterflies, reptiles, small mammals including primates.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KAKAMEGA FOREST
Kakamega being a tropical rainforest has a temperate, warm climate and can be visited at any time during the year. Temperatures do not fluctuate much but it rains more here in comparion to other regions.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR KAKAMEGA FOREST IN WESTERN KENYA
When visiting Kakamega Forest National Reserve, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa..
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