Kakamega Forest Reserve
Kakamega Forest Reserve is among the secreted jewelries of Kenya, with a unique intimacy.
The quietness and boredom in the forest is shunned by the cacophony of songs from the forest dwellers, birds, frogs, and the jazzing of monkeys. Kakamega forest reserve in Kenya is a place of Unique beauty and basically that’s what you experience. Kakamega forest reserve is believed to be the sole Guinea-Congolian tropical rainforest that is left in Kenya and it is park of the Kakamega forest system. That stretched across the central and eastern Africa.
Why visit Kakamega forest reserve?
You can as well dub this forest reserve as a birder`s paradise with over 300 species of birds and 400 species of butterflies that your most likely to explore on your forest walks in picnics within Kakamega forest reserve. Nevertheless, there are also some important species of mammals such as squirrels, Aardvarks, porcupines, bushbucks and huge forest hogs. When you talk of primates in Kenya, then this is where they belong!
The flora of Kakamega forest reserve it itself impressing, the forest has a fig tree that is said to have live for over 700 years getting its regular water supplies from the remarkable waterfalls. There are permanent hiking trails as well in this forests reserve. These reward with the memorable and distinctive attractions that will leave you dreaming about Kenya.
However, Kakamega forest reserve is reserve is regarded as one of the most densely populated forest reserve I the world with the locals using the forest resources and this probably puts the reserve at a risk of extinction. what is still helping is the Kakamega forest reserve covers a wide area approximately 230 sq. km and the truth is that, half of this area is still uninterrupted by human activity!
Various bodies have felt concerned and rose their voices from the Kenya wildlife Services and Kenya Forests Services to see that the reserve is protect. The most challenging now here is that the local people heavily depend on this forest reserve for most of the basic materials.
Am sure your visit to Kakamega Forest Reserve will collapse your memory of thinking to return back home on the same day! Now you don’t have to worry about this. There is variety of accommodations to choose ranging from self-catering chalets and lodges just in case you prefer making your own cuisine to rustic campsites. The key point here is, regardless of which accommodation you choose, the experience will be the best to remember.