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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.
Mt Longonot day tour safari is a one day trip to Mt Longonot park located only 60km from Nairobi. Mt Longonot Day Tour day tour is one of the favorite places to go for hiking or mountain climbing from Nairobi city. Longonot park day trip is available any day
Longonot Mountain is a fascinating inactive volcano that overlooks the beautiful landscape of Lake Naivasha area in Kenya. Rising to 2700m above sea level (and also 750m above the nearby landscape), Mount Longonot day trip hiking delivers trekkers with an interesting and inspiring hike culminating into one of the best and exciting views in Kenya! Tug on those hiking boots, carry sunscreen and hit the road in exploring one of the Kenya’s least visited conservation parks.b
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya.
Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak is regarded as the realm of Ngai, god of the local Kikuyu people. Traditionally, all Kikuyu home were built to face this sacred peak. They call it Kirinyaga, or place of light.
The mountain is an awe-inspiring sight. Its ragged series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are thick with forest. The mountain is best seen at dawn, when the days early light silhouettes its impressive summit high over the surrounding plains.
While the 5199 meter summit is a difficult technical climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana (4985m) can be easily reached by any fit trekker. This trek takes between 3 and 5 days, through a fascinating world of forests, wildlife, and unique montane vegetation including pod carpus and groundsel, and finally one of the world’s rarest sights, equatorial snow.
The cool highlands that surround its base are well worth a visit. The forests are ideal for game viewing, and there are crystal clear mountain streams that abound with Trout….