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Had a wonderful morning with Willie, the renowned bird guide, driving through the forest. We first saw the golden backed elephant shrew near the start and then drove through all the different and fascinating forest types. Two undoubted highlights were very good sighting of the...More
Excellent walk and drive through the forest, definitely need a guide to find the birds and elephant shrew and sunni deer. David Ngala was exceedingly knowledgeable about the birds in the forest and the myriad of paths to find the birds. Will definitely come back...More
We had an experienced guide who was very knowledgeable. The drive and walk through the thick forest growth was exciting. The forest is full of natural beauty, with countless species of butterflies and birds including rare ones
We met members of the local community who...More
We arrived mid-morning and without car so visit was primarily a walk with a ranger spotter some of the smaller animals and birds. Enjoyable but would come again with car and early morning to see the feeding.
We had a great trip to Arabuko-Sokoke National Forest just south of Malindi. In order to maximize your time there you MUST go with an experienced guide, available at the entrance gate. The forest has driving and walking areas, but because the vegetation is so...More
The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is the last large, protected fragment of East African Coastal forest, and home to four endangered mammals and six threatened birds.
Walking in the forest is a relaxing experience in serene surroundings. The songs of birds and buzzing of cicadas fill the air,...More
We had some problems to find the entrance to this place but it's easy (once you know it) It is 1,5 km south of the watamu junction.
Once here, you NEED a guide (unless you are a professional birdwatcher AND know the hotspots in the...More
We had the misfortune of being here during a VERY dry season. There had been no appreciable rain for several months. So we missed some species that we had expected. But there were still a lot of great birds to see. We had a good...More
You can find good information about visiting the forest on the Kenya Forest Service website, just google Arabuko-Sokoke. Entry tickets are purchased at the entry gate via Mpesa. Guides are available at the entry gate as well... More
You can find good information about visiting the forest on the Kenya Forest Service website, just google Arabuko-Sokoke. Entry tickets are purchased at the entry gate via Mpesa. Guides are available at the entry gate as well and their fees are paid at the same time. The forest is open Sundays.