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The National Museum of Kenya houses collections, and temporary and permanent exhibits. Today the National Museum of Kenya manages over 22 regional museums, many sites, and monuments across the country.
The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.
Also within the grounds are the famous Snake Park, Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail.
The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is located on the coast of Kenya, 110 km north of Mombasa and is protected as a national Forest Reserve.
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve is a 420 km2 coastal forest in Kenya managed by Kenya Forest Service (KFS). It is the largest and most intact coastal forest in East Africa, with bird species, butterfly species and at least 24 rare and endemic bird, mammal and butterfly species.
On the coast of Kenya, Arabuko-Sokoke National Park is a beautiful slice of a protected forest reserve. Lying around 100 km north of Mombassa, this is the largest surviving area of coastal forest in East Africa and an important monument to a disappearing environment. The park itself is a tiny 6 km2 but contains three ancient types of forest, each protecting hundreds of different endemic and rare species of wildlife for a fantastic safari experience.
Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in the Kakamega and Nandi County of Kenya, northwest of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda.
It is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya's last remnant of the ancient Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent.
This beautiful forest is home to various mammals including bush pigs, giant forest hedgehogs and colobus monkeys. Some of the birds to be seen here include the blue headed bee eater, black billed turaco, turner’s eremomela and grey parrots. bird watching, hiking and rock climbing can be enjoyed here in the serenity of the forest that time forgot.
The Aberdare National Park is a protected area in the Aberdare Mountain Range in central Kenya located east of the East African Rift Valley.
The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others.
Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. With over 250 species of birds in the park, bird viewing is rewarding. Bird species include the Jackson's Francolin, sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.