Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour
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Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour takes you to the Kakamega Forest National Reserve situated in the Lake Victoria basin, about 50 km’s north of Kisumu city.
Being the only remnant in Kenya of the unique Guineo-Congolian forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. For bird and butterfly watchers, this is the place to visit.
The forest is home to over 400 species of butterflies, about 300 bird species and 27 species of snakes (home to Africa’s largest and most aggressive Cobra.
The Kakamega forest Cobra – reputed by locals to spend a lot of time in the trees, stories abound of fearsome attacks on unsuspecting passers-by.
Other snakes in the area include the forest adder, black mamba, and the green mamba). The park also supports more than 350 species of trees and 7 primate species including the endangered DeBrazza monkey, black and white colobus monkey and vervet monkey.
The Potto (the world’s slowest mammal on earth), duikers and Dik diks are also found in Kakamega Forest National Reserve. The forest has resident populations of primates, including the rare red tailed monkey, butterflies, chameleons and stunning bird-life, such as the giant Blue Turaco.
Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour activities include; Forest Walking, Hiking, Primate Watching, Bird and Butterfly Watching, Game watching, Self-Guided nature walks and Camping.
Kakamega forest Nature walks
Short walks 0-2 Hours
Nature walks in Kakamega forest is lifetime experience watching wildlife in their habitat including primates, birds, butterflies old massive trees, flying squirrels tree pangolins and many other animals. Also colorful mushroom are attractive.
Walks through the forest watching different species of monkeys, massive native trees marked as the “Big five” and their medicinal values, butterflies, birds, Visit canopy watch tower and tour the natural grassland.
The park is open 365 days a year, even holidays, from 8am till 6pm. It is possible to arrive earlier for a sunrise walk, or to come for a night walk, but please book ahead of time.
Kakamega Rainforest National Reserve Attractions | What to Do and See
Kakamega Rainforest Snakes: 27 species of snakes
Kakamega Rainforest Butterflies: over 450 species of butterflies
Massive Trees, Scenic Spots and Waterfalls: Over 380 species of trees, the forest holds mostly indigenous vegetation. Some of the species include Orchids, woody trees, fernce, vines.
Kakamega Rainforest Bird-watching: Over 360 species of which some are found nowhere else in the country e.g. the Blue turaco.
Other rare birds species include the Great blue turaco, Blue headed bee-eater, Turners Eremomela, Yellow bellied wattle-eye, African shrike-flycatcher, Petit’s cuckoo-shrike and many others.
Kakamega Rainforest Wildlife: Debrazza Monkey, Blue Monkey, Black and white colobus Monkey, slow moving Potto, Bush Pig, Duikers, Bushbuck, Clawless Otter, Mongoose, Giant Water Shrew, Squirrels, Tree Pangolin, Porcupine and Bats.
Guided Tours in Kakamega Rainforest enable you at first hand to enjoy all these with Professional tour guide who will explain or interpret Tropical rainforest Biodiversity including; Birds, Primates, Medicinal plants, Butterflies and cultural activities of local people staying around the forest.
Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour Itinerary
0800 Hours: After breakfast at your hotel in Kisumu/ residence you depart by road to Kakamega Forest National Reserve just 30 miles north of Kisumu in the Lake Victoria region of western Kenya about an hour’s drive.
0900 Hours: Once at the park we proceed for our full day walk which takes about 5 to 7 hours.
We walk through the forest watching birds and various species of monkeys, massive native trees marked as the “Big five” and their medicinal values, butterflies, birds, climb on the canopy watch tower and tour the natural grassland.
Along the way we see primates, birds, some animals e.g. bush back, blue duiker, red duiker then we proceed to Isiukhu River where we see the water falls, then we proceed to Buyangu hill lookout where we view the Kakamega forest from the top.
Birds include Great blue turaco, Blue headed bee-eater, Turners Eremomela, Yellow bellied wattle-eye, African shrike-flycatcher, Petit’s cuckoo-shrike and many others.
Guided tours in Kakamega forest reserve are done with Professional tour guide who explains/ interprets the Tropical rainforest biodiversity including; Birds, Primates, Medicinal plants, Butterflies and cultural activities of local people staying around the forest.
The guide will also tell you about Luhya cultural practices such as circumcision and bull fighting, and give information about the medicinal plants in Kakamega forest.
1300 Hours: We enjoy our lunch break at the Isiukhu falls picnic site.
1400 Hours: We visit the Luyha community and the market around the forest and see the local thatched community bandas, community home stays, indigenous vegetables and community land cultivation.
1600 Hours: Drive to Kisumu past the weeping stone of kakamega. Visit Riat hills for panoramic view of Lake Victoria and kisumu city.
1700 Hours: Arrive back at your hotel/ residence in Kisumu.
Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour Prices
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||8 to 12 Year Child|
|1st January 2020||31st December 2020||Request for rates||Request for rates|
* What to Bring; Binoculars, Hiking boots, Raincoat, camera, change of clothes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, Insect repellant, bottle water and guidebooks
Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour Rates Includes:
* Picnic Lunch Box
* Professional English speaking guides
* All entry fees, guide fee, service charge and taxes
* Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour
* Pickup from your hotel in Kisumu City and drop-off to your hotel
Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
Booking & Reservations for Kisumu Day Trip Kakamega Rainforest 1 Day Tour Contacts;
Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
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