African Butterfly Center (Kenya)
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Butterfly Centre; Nairobi Butterfly Centre
Kenya is located in Karen Nairobi on the Dagoretti
Road 2.5 km from the Karen Roundabout. Look for the
big white butterfly sign! Nairobi Butterfly Centre
opens 9am to 5pm daily and is home for more than 1000
butterfly species. At butterfly Africa Nairobi, you
will see the largest and smallest butterflies in Kenya.
The largest butterfly has a wingspan of 15 to 17 centimeters.
The butterfly sanctuary is housed in an expansive
green house of tropical trees offering a rare insight
into the complex world of butterflies. There are guided
tours in the sanctuary and explanation about environment,
appearance and behavior of the butterflies.
Center in Kenya is the second world largest butterfly
center after the main British Museum of Natural History
in London. The butterfly center offers visitors a
special informative and impressive excitement on butterflies
rearing and their beauty with an added attraction
offered to Eco-tourists. The main aim of the center
is to create awareness of conservation of African
butterflies and butterfly experts from all over the
world will be able to do their research in the library
there. Steve Collins, the founder named one butterfly
in honor of Leaky, who once headed the Kenya Wildlife
Services, as a sign of his service to conservation
in Africa. Watch tiny orphans at their bath and being
fed with milk and learn how each one has to be loved
and brought up. Thereafter proceed towards the Africa
Butterfly Research Center. Nairobi Butterfly Centre
is owned by the Collins family.
Safaris in Kenya (Best
Time: All Year Round)
Safaris in Kenya are in association with
the Mida Butterfly Farm and African Spice Safaris
offers a range of Butterfly Safaris, providing a unique
opportunity to study Kenyan coastal butterflies while
enjoying a relaxing beach holiday.
Butterfly Farm is located near the coastal resort
of Watamu, Kenya and specializes in the breeding of
local Lepidoptera for the live pupae export market.
The Farm has been in operation for over 18 years;
your hosts, Richard Bennett and his guides, are the
most experienced breeders in this area.
300 species of butterfly, many of which are endemic
to the area, occur within a 15 km radius of Watamu,
providing easy access to a wide range of habitats
such as coastal dunes and primary forest. You can
find numerous Papilio, Graphium, Charaxes, Euxanthe,
Salamis, Amauris, Hypolimnus, Precis and a few Saturnids
in this area. Specialties, exclusively bred by the
Mida farm, include: Hypolimnus usambara and anthedon,
Salamis cacta and anacardi, Euxanthe tiberias and
several other coastal forest species.
the onset of the May rains, the more common species
of Pierids and Papilionids emerge in such numbers
that they form virtual clouds in the air. Peak abundance
and diversity occurs from May to November; however
many species, particularly forest Nymphalides, can
be found throughout the year.
the butterflies in the flight cages before tracking
them in the forest yourself. In general, late mornings
are spent in the forest and surrounding countryside,
with late afternoons or early mornings spent at the
Safaris are matched to your requests. Try a week of
intensive study or a just a few days at the Butterfly
Farm. Depending on your budget and choice, you can
stay in five-star Hemingways Resort, a private house
or anything of the Hotels and Lodges we offer at discounted
rates. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
& Reservations for Nairobi
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
: 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya