Altitude: 4,000-7,000 Ft
Area: 240 Sq. Kms.
Distance from Nairobi: 418 Kms.
Opened May 1985

Kenya’s only tropical rainforest
Excellent bird viewing
Unique species
Game includes: rare monkeys & porcupines
Nature trails, camping, picnics, night game walks
Butterfly watching & snake observation

This little known forest is one of Kenya’s best kept secrets.
The pocket of virgin tropical rainforest could well be one of the remnants of the vast forest that once stretched across the girth of Africa from the Congo Basin.
It is home to a huge variety of animals, birds and reptiles. Here you will find black and white colobus monkeys, looking like country and western singers with their tasselled limbs, redtailed monkey, potto (a large nocturnal sloth like creature), bushbaby, tree pangolin and leopard.
There are over 320 species of birds.
Rudimentary accommodation is available in the clean and comfortable forest rest house, which is run by the Forest Department. The resthouse is on stilts and only has four double rooms with bathroom and toilet. You will need to take your own food and sleeping gear.
Very few safaris go to Kakamega Forest, ahotsun safaris can show you Kakamega Forest.