Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks

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Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks are excursions to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve situated 20 km’s South of Malindi, 110 km’s north of Mombasa, 45 km’s from Kilifi.

The best times to discover Arabuko-Sokoke Forest are the early morning hours around dawn or the early evening hours around dusk when wildlife and birds of the forest are most active.

These times are also more comfortable for you because you avoid the hot part of the day. Our tours into the forest are accompanied by expert guides.

They are expert ornithologists and can help visitors find and see some of the rare and unique birds of the forest. The guides accompany you on your forest walks showing you the local wildlife, including the golden-ramped elephant shrew, baboons etc.

Over 260 species of birds have been recorded in the forest including the six globally threatened ones:
Sokoke Scops Owl, Sokoke Pipit, East Coast Akalat, Spotted Ground Thrush, Amani Sunbird and Clarke’s Weaver.

If you are generally interested in nature or like hiking, biking and camping, Arabuko-Sokoke is a good destination for you. On the 4 km long Nature Trail which is close to the Forest Visitor Centre you can learn more about the unique features of Arabuko-Sokoke

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Highlights

* Endemic bird species, butterflies, remnant coastal forest
* Important monuments as remnants of coastal tropical forests
* Seasonal pools, tree plat form, Nyari view point and nature trails
* The Visitor Centre at the Forest Station is open from 6am to 4pm daily.
* Largest tropical forests along the East African Coast. It shelters endemic birds, insects, butterflies and mammal species
* A couple of reptile species example butterflies, beetles are found here among them boom slang, green mamba, rock python, forest cobra, sand lizard and day geullo

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Itinerary

0630 Hours: After an early breakfast depart by road from Malindi to Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve locate 18 km’s away. The best time to watch birds is from dawn to around 9:00 am.

Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve supports a number of endemic and endangered fauna, including three globally threatened mammals.

Approximately 90% of the world’s population of golden-rumped elephant shrew is found in the forest, and other mammals are waterbuck, duiker, suni, Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose, African civet, caracal, blotched genet.

Primate species include yellow baboon, Sykes’ monkey and vervet, and you may even sight aardvark, bush baby, red-bellied coast and red-bellied sun squirrel, woodland buffalo and forest elephant.

Recognized as an Internationally Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, the forest boasts over 270 avi-fauna species, including six that are categorized as globally threatened.

Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve has over 260 types of butterfly, with six of them being endemic to the area, from Sokoke Scops Owl, East Coast Akalat, Sokoke Pipit, Clarke’s Weaver, Spotted Ground Thrush and Amani Sunbird.

During your fascinating African Spice Safaris tour in Kenya’s Arabuko Sokoke Reserve, watch the forest floor, bushes and trees closely and you may be lucky enough to spot some of the reptile and frog species.

Other animals to watchout for include twig snake, monitor, sand lizard, Bunty’s dwarf toad, squeaker frog, marbled shovel-shout, to name just of few of the cold-blooded species found in this distinct forest.

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Prices

Dates FromDates ToPrice Per PersonChild Aged
3 to 11 Years
1st January 202131st December 2021Request for ratesRequest for rates


* Other activities include Forest drives, Bird watching, Butterfly watching, Cycling, picnicking and running
* Suggested items to wear/ bring: Bottle of water, comfortable walking shoes, bag, hat, sunglasses and binoculars
* The forest has a network of driving tracks and walking trails. You can opt to drive as it is the easiest way to see transitions between the different forest types but one learns more about the forest by walking

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Rates Includes:

* Mineral water during tour
* Professional English speaking guides
* All entry fees, guide fee, service charge and taxes
* Pickup from your hotel in Malindi and drop-off to your hotel

Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* 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 Lamu Island Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711

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