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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Beware of your security at night though. By continuing you agree to our use of cookies. But there were still a lot of great birds to see. About Us Help Center.

It is also possible to camp at the sight so you’ll be able to watch a beautiful sunrise over the forest. In order arauko maximize your time there you MUST go with an experienced guide, available at the entrance gate.

Response from L Y Reviewed this slkoke. If you are generally interested in nature or like hiking, biking and camping, Arabuko-Sokoke is a good destination for you.

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The Nyari Cliff is the perfect place to go if you decide to go on a longer tour in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The forest is open Sundays. Some Watamu accommodation can organize transfers from Mombasa forset Malindi. The park is also recognised as an outstanding centre of amphibian diversity.

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Arabuko Sokoke Animals – Wildlife in Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

Driving is the easiest way to see transitions between the different forest types but one learns more about the forest by walking. We arrived mid-morning and without car so visit was primarily a walk with a ranger spotter some of the smaller animals and birds. Reviewed September 5, via mobile Plan sensibly to see the birds.


The park adjoins Mida Creeka mangrove forest that is an important shorebird wintering ground, protecting species such as the Terek sandpiper and the crab plover. The endearing golden-rumped elephant shrewan endemic elephant shrew the size of a rabbit, is the most 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.

We had the misfortune of being here during a VERY dry season. Sightings of Caracal, Civet, Genet, Suni and other mammals are more common on tracks in this forest type. Joomla Modules Joomla Templates.

The songs of birds and buzzing of cicadas fill the agabuko, Attractions Wildlife in Arabuko-Sokoke Mammals: Call the numbers given at the end of this page for the current fees. The best time to watch birds is from dawn to around 9: 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 The town was eventually deserted, and today the ruins of Gedi, lying among the trees and twisting vines of the forest are a haunting reminder of the past.

David Ngala was exceedingly knowledgeable about the birds in the forest and the myriad of paths to find the birds.

Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Gede: Address, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

We had an experienced guide who was very knowledgeable. Guides are available at the entry gate as well The other months will be usually hot and dry. Over species of birds have been recorded in the forest including arabuok six globally threatened ones: Enjoyable but would come again with car and early morning to see the feeding. Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.


Also known as Miombo woodlands, this forest type is airy and beautiful to walk through. Reviewed February 21, Lovely Nature Interaction. The safari from Mombasa through Kilifi to this place is one that left me excited.

Other areas of special interest in Arabuko-Sokoke forest In addition to the animals and plants mentioned above, Arabuko-Sokoke forest has the following foresst The Clarke’s weaver is completely endemic to the forest, while the eponymous Sokoke scops owlSokoke pipitand the Amani sunbird and spotted ground thrush are found only here and in a forest fragment in Tanzania.

Unfortunately, they are even more difficult to spot than the birding specials. TripAdvisor has been notified. One can also use public service vehicles or taxis from Mombasa, Malindi or Watamu. For those less keen on “twitching” and ornithology the forest is also lovely for a arsbuko, and exciting too, considering there is a resident herd of elephant and buffalo! Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox.

Address, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reviews: It is also important arabbuko carry drinking water, binoculars, camera and wildlife books especially for birds and butterflies in addition to picnic and camping equipment in case one intends to stay overnight.

As we were staying in Mombasa for 2 nights and we are not really ‘beach people’, I thought an excursion here would be interesting, which it certainly was. Do not exceed 40kph when driving in the forest. Taxes, fees not included for deals content.