With a size of km2 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is the largest remaining section of dry coastal forest found in Eastern and Southern Africa. It is a unique habitat. North of Mombasa is the coastal forest of Arabuko Sokoke. This fascinating forest wilderness is nestled beside the beaches of Watamu, just minutes from the. Arabuko Sokoke lies a few kilometers inland, between the towns of Kilifi and Malindi, km north of Mombasa. It is the largest existing.
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Birds and butterflies are more visible here due to the open canopy.
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Gede: Address, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reviews: 4.5/5
Sookoke page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Reviewed April 5, A jewel in Kenya’s crown. One can also use public service vehicles or taxis from Mombasa, Malindi or Watamu.
Taxes, fees not included forwst deals content. Sightings of Caracal, Civet, Genet, Suni and other mammals are more common on tracks in this forest type. These cover more than half of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve. There is rain along the coast throughout the year, but the peak of the short rains in November and the long rains in April and May are the wettest times of year.
Regular buses and flights are available from Nairobi to Mombasa or Malindi. Location of Arabuko-Sokoke National park in Kenya.
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Some Watamu accommodation can organize transfers from Mombasa or Malindi. Entry tickets are purchased at the entry gate via Mpesa. Reviewed February 21, Lovely Nature Interaction. It is a key site for the global survival of six bird species and three mammal species including the elehant shrew. As we were staying in Mombasa for 2 nights and we are not really ‘beach people’, I thought an excursion here would be interesting, which it certainly was.
This fascinating forest wilderness is nestled beside the beaches of Watamu, just minutes from the waters of the Indian Ocean. The park adjoins Mida Creeka mangrove forest that is an important shorebird wintering ground, protecting species such as the Terek sandpiper and the crab plover. Unfortunately, they are even more difficult to spot than fforest birding specials.
The 13th century Swahili town of Gedi thrived here for hundreds of years, hidden away from Portuguese invaders and the influence of the outside world. Powered by Weather Underground. Views Read Edit View history. Sokoke Scops Owls are also sooke here. Several national and international conservation organisations are working with the Kenya Wildlife Service to protect the park.
The Visitor Centre at the Forest Station is foeest from 6am to 4pm daily. Visiting hours Entry tickets can be purchased at the point of entry between 6: Reviewed December 7, Unique visit to East Africa’s largest indigenous forest reserve. National Parks of Kenya. 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 For those less keen on “twitching” and ornithology the forest is also lovely for a walk, and exciting too, considering there is a resident herd of elephant and buffalo!
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In order to maximize your time there you MUST go with an experienced guide, available at the entrance gate. The forest is open Sundays. April-June long rains and November-December short rains.
Arabuko Sokoke Forest
But enter the forest and discover a world apart from the beaches and reefs. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen may also come in handy. See all 5 questions. The forest stretches to the headwaters of the mighty Sabaki river, and occasionally herds of elephant pass through the forest en route to the river. Reviewed November 20, via mobile Walk and drive through the forest. We had the misfortune of being here during a VERY dry season.
Share another experience before you go. The town was eventually deserted, and today the ruins of Gedi, lying among the trees and twisting vines of the forest are a haunting reminder of the past.