4 Days Kakemega Forest Safari
Kakamega forest is famous for its diversity of plants, bird species, insect life, and its uniqueness. It is Kenya's only remaining patch of the Guineo-Congolian rainforest, a rainforest that once spanned west and central Africa with its easternmost edge in Western Kenya.
The forest which is the only natural tropical rainforest left in Kenya is a terrain of hardwood trees, swamps, rivers, glades and shallow forests. The Forest's huge variety of birds (Some 367 bird species have been recorded in the forest), reptiles and insects make it a specialist eco-tourism attraction for bird-watchers and wildlife photographers.
Wildlife such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, pottos (large nocturnal sloth-like creatures), bushbabies, tree pangolins, bush pig, gray duiker, civet, Sunni, clawless otter, porcupines, leopards among others can be viewed at the forest.
Kibopoint Safaris is the company to take you to this tranquil destination so that you can enjoy the beauty of the Kakamega National park by walking on its nature trails, camping, picnicking and even going out on night-time game walks. Kakamega forest resembles that of Central African Rainforest, ascertaining scientific theories on the expanse of the rainforest that covered Zaire and Uganda.
Day 1: Nairobi - Kakamega
After breskfast, drive from Nairobi to the Tropical equatorial rainforest of Kakamega which is a living museum of unique and rare species. The lush forest has many good walking trails and the wide variety of unique plants and animals make for a truly fascinating trek. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 2: Kakamega
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Tropical equatorial rainforest of Kakamega, in the early morning to witness the early morning birds depart for Lake Victoria and only return in the late evening. Thereafter proceed on a panoramic visit of Kakamega town, visit the Crying Stone, where your professional guide will give a brief history about the Luhyia community and later visit a local village to see traditional quail farming. In the early afternoon dive to Mumias town to visit the shrine of the famous Wanga Kingdom ( Nabongo Cultural Centre), the sugar plantations and the Kakapel rock art museum in Amagoro. Dinner and overnight at a camp
Day 3: Kakamega
After breakfast commence drive to Mt. Elgon National Park, game viewing drive in the park, Picnic lunch at the park. A visit to Saiwa National Park before driving to Kakamega. Dinner & overnight at a camp.
Day 4: Kakamega and Depart
After breakfast, say good bye Kakamega forest as you start you journey back to Nairodi or to your next destination.