Kakamega Forest is the only tropical forest left in Kenya. The forest is home to a variety of primates, and it is one of Kenya's birding hotspots. It marks the easternmost distribution of many sought-after West African species. Even non-birders will appreciate the jungle atmosphere of the forest, especially atmospheric in the early morning mist. Walking is the best way to explore the forest, and knowledgeable guides are available. Read more about Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Africa
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Kakamega Forest is 420km/260mi northwest of Nairobi and 45km/27mi north of Kisumu. The drive from Nairobi takes about six hours. You can organize a pick-up, rent a car, or take a taxi from Kisumu International Airport (KIS), which is an hour drive away from Kakamega.
Most people flying from Europe or North America to Kenya arrive in Nairobi as this is the biggest transport hub, and there is a lot of choice for tickets. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is located 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi. Kenya's second international airport is Moi International Airport (MBA) situated 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.