Kakamega forest Optional Nature walks.
short walks 0-2hrs.
Walks through the forest watching defferent 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.
Long walks 3-4hours
Walk through the forest to river Yala south or to Isiukhu falls in the North and enjoy the wonderful rapid fall with a calm breeze and tremendous butterflies,Birds, monkeys where you feel the interesting part of the riverine based forest.
Sunrise Walk | Sunet walk walk
We leave at 5:00 AM and Walk through the Forest to Lirhanda Hill the highest elevation (1700 above sea level) of Kakamega forest and see the sunrise, view the entire Forest, see the Nandi escarpment, see the grasslands within the forest and then turn back down Hill to the cave to see bats and colorful volcanic rocks when we have done start walking back watching Birds, Butterflies and Monkeys. Sunset walk we leave at 4:30 PM to the same Hill where you will see the sunset and generally the Forest canopy cover. Some times on Hill at night you can see shooting stars and on the way back see some of nocturnal animal.
Kakamega forest is one of the Important Bird Area (IBA) that has over 330 species of Birds including; Ansorge's Greenbul, Blue headed bee eater, Turner's Eremomela and many others forest species. The best time is 6:30 to 8:30 AM and late at 4:30 to 6:45 PM. during day time Birds are common only with calls, but early morning or late in the evening is the time you will see many species of birds.
We visit the Luyhia community and the Market around the forest and see the local thatched community bandas, community home stays, indigenous vegetables and community land cultivation.
Water Falls walk/hike 3hrs.
We start from KWS canteen watching 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 and we turn back to the camp.
These walk is arranged specifically for Guest interest.
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.
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