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Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

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Brilliant day in the forest

Had a wonderful morning with Willie, the renowned bird guide, driving through the forest. We first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bideford, United Kingdom
Walk and drive through the forest

Excellent walk and drive through the forest, definitely need a guide to find the birds and elephant... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Robin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sdmmb
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I liked the role this forest plays to the coastal ecosystem. The safari from Mombasa through Kilifi to this place is one that left me excited. Beware of your security at night though.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank L Y
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Arabukoke Sokoke forest easily accessible through public means along Kilifi Malindi Roas is a protected santuary full of indigenous trees.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mwas2
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank goodhartd
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank tusenvindar
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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9 January 2018|
Response from L Y | Reviewed this property |
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