The Kakamega Forest National Reserve is situated in the Lake Victoria basin, approximately 50km north of Kisumu city. Being the only remnant in Kenya with unique pattern, unique wildlife and scenic beauty in the Western county make it a truly place to be visited in Kenya safaris.
Wonderful things on this serene environment of Kakamega rainforest .it is the only tropical rain forest in Kenya and stretched across the Central Africa to East Africa. The forest is located in Western circuit of Kakamega County and has remained as the major tourists’ attraction in the area for many years.
The Rainforest is penetrated by a network of hiking trails silent with only melody and lullabies of singing birds, whispering trees, rasp of butterflies flying all over, the croaking frogs echoing, chattering of monkeys as they jump from tree to tree another and gurgling streams nearby giving you an exciting experience as you walk around the forest with well trained guides that give a smile as they give history and facts about of every attraction come across in the dense forest.
Apart from various plants species, the forest has over 360 species of birds, 400 species of butterflies, 7 species of primates, other animals include chameleons, and lizards. It also has other touristic area in the County like the crying stone of Ilesi which is about 17km from Kakamega rainforest. Other mammals includes ,squirrels, Bush bucks, Aardvarks, porcupines, giant forest hogs and many others game viewing animals.
The rainforest is one of the best tourist destinations in Kenya and East Africa that you can visit and explore on foot enjoying the wildlife in wilderness, feeling fresh air of the dense rain forest viewing various canopies layers of the rainforest with different medicinal plants species in the ecosystem among other attractions.
With this western circuit it has a wide option of choosing your preferred attraction ranging from forest walking, camping ,hiking ,primate watching, bird and butterfly watching, game watching, self-guided nature walks and thus give you a true experience of Africa safaris.