VSJ 106: The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Walking Tour – 4 Hours

Highlights: This is a four hours excursion from your hotel or beach resort starting after breakfast and ending by mid day before lunch at your hotel.

Arabuko Sokoke

This forest covers an area of over 400 square kilometers, it is the last large piece of indigenous coastal forest left in Kenya followed by Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya. It is a key site for the global survival of six bird species and three mammal species.

The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Guides Association has several expert guides who can accompany you on your forest walks. They are expert ornithologists and can help visitors find and see some of the rare and unique birds of the forest. Over 260 species of birds have been recorded in the forest including the six globally threatened ones:

  • Sokoke Scoops Owl,
  • Sokoke Pipit,
  • East Coast Akalat,
  • Spotted Ground Thrush,
  • Amani Sunbird and
  • Clarke's Weaver.

Many of these are found and observed regularly by visitors.

For those less keen on "twitching" and ornithology the forest is also lovely for a walk, and exciting too, considering there is a resident herd of elephant and buffalo!

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Validity 1 Jan - 31 Dec