The Kakamega Forest National Reserve is situated in the Lake Victoria basin, about 50km north of Kisumu city and 418kms from Nairobi. It’s a home to over 300 bird species and about 7 primate species. Its 36 Sq. Kms in size. The vegetation in this park is tropical rainforest, swamps, riverine and hardwood forest.

Animals in this park include:  Primates black and white colobus monkey and vervet monkey. Animals Dik diks, Bush Pig, Duikers, Bushbuck, Clawless Otter, Mongoose, Giant Water Shrew, Squirrels, Tree Pangolin, Porcupine, Bats ,Reedbuck, Rothschild's Giraffe, Jackson's Hartebeest, Roan Antelope, buffalo, leopard, serval cat and hyena among others

Bird species include: Turner's Eremomela, Chapins' Flycatcher, Ansorge's Greenbul, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Red-chested Owlet, Shelley's Greenbul, Grey-chested Illadopsis, Brown Illadopsis and the Green-throated Sunbird


What to do

  • Birdwatching
  • Butterfly watching
  • Primates Watching
  • Forest Walking
  • Hiking
  • Game watching








Other Attractions:

  • Lake Nkunga
  • Rukunga's private museum
  • Visit the King Muhuru.





When to go
All year round


By Road: Drive from Nairobi which is about  415km

By Air: Take charter or scheduled flights to Kisumu or Eldoret and connect to Kakamega Forest by road.