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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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Views Read Edit View history. Address, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reviews: Also known as Miombo woodlands, this forest type is airy and beautiful to walk through.

Response from L Y Reviewed this property. Good spots to visit on longer tours would be the Whistling Duck Pools, the Kararacha Pools, or the fascinating Nyari Cliff and viewpoint where the ground suddenly plunges about m in depth and offers unmatched views of the forest, Mida Creek and beyond to the Indian Ocean. The National Park doesn’t add any particular protection to the forest which is the largest fragment of coastal forest square km left in East Africaand is an area of high endemismcontaining endemic mammals, birds and plants.

Arabuko sokoke forest | Kenya Coast national reserve

Reviewed November 16, via mobile A paradise for birdwatchers. Activities available In Arabuko-Sokoke, one can undertake the following activities: In order to maximize your time there you MUST go with an experienced guide, available at the entrance gate. Sightings of Caracal, Civet, Genet, Suni and other mammals are slkoke common on tracks in this forest type.


The forest is open Sundays. Guided nature walk in Arabuko-Sokoke. The endearing golden-rumped elephant shrewan endemic elephant shrew the size of a rabbit, is the soloke noticeable of the park’s endemic mammals; the Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose and Aders’s duiker found only here and in Zanzibar are more elusive.

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Reviewed August 7, Unique Natural Forest. You can find good information about visiting the forest on the Kenya Forest Service website, just google Arabuko-Sokoke. Sokoke Scops Owls are also found here. Arabuko Sokoke is not primarily a wildlife-viewing destination. We had the misfortune of being here during a VERY dry season. This fascinating forest wilderness is nestled beside the beaches sokoek Watamu, just minutes from the waters of the Indian Ocean.

Excellent walk and drive through the forest, definitely need a guide vorest find the birds and elephant shrew and sunni deer. 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 April-June long rains and November-December short rains.

Please be aware that the entrance ticket you buy srabuko the Forest Station is valid for only 24 hours. If you are generally interested in nature or like hiking, biking and camping, Arabuko-Sokoke is a good destination for you. Those keen to have a particularly early start can purchase tickets the evening before. Forezt Highlights Aside from several birding specials and endemics, the forest is home to three mammal endemics as well. Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.


By continuing to browse through this website you agree to our use of cookies. It is a key site for the global survival of six bird species and three mammal species including the elehant shrew.

Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

The drive and walk through the thick forest I liked the role this forest plays to the coastal ecosystem. The best time to watch birds is from dawn to around 9: Do not exceed 40kph when driving in the forest.

North of Mombasa is the coastal forest of Arabuko Sokoke. Dominated by species like Hymenaea verrucosa and Manilkara sansibarensis. The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest protects many endemic and near endemic species. Best Time for Wildlife Viewing Arabuko Sokoke can be corest throughout the year, but heavy rains might interfere with drives and forest hikes.

Arabuko Sokoke forest reserve – Kenya

Beware of your security at night though. They are expert ornithologists and can help visitors find and fores some of the rare and unique birds of the forest.

The forest also has savannah elephantsAfrican civetsas well as sokokesbaboons and vervet monkeys.