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Kakamega Forest National Reserve
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Gazetted as a national forest reserve in 1985, Kakamega Forest is virtually the only segment of mid-altitude tropical rainforest existing in the country. It is blessed with richly diverse flora & fauna and acts as an important water catchment area with the Yala & Isiukhu Rivers flowing through it.

About The Park

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Plants

Unique flora and fauna

Wildlife

De Brazza monkey                                           Dik Dik                                               Duiker
Black & White Colobus monkey                       Butterflies (over 400 species)           Potto

Other attractions
Nature walks
Camping
Picnic Sites

HOW TO GET THERE

By Road

Use the Bunyangu gate about two thirds of a km off the Kakamega- Eldoret Highway, 15 km from Kakamega town or alight at the Kambiri junction when using public transport

PARK ENTRY FEES
                                                                Student                              Child                                     Adult  
Citizen                                                   Kshs 50                                 Kshs 50                                 Kshs 100
Resident                                               Kshs 100                               Kshs 250                               Kshs 500
Non- resident                                      USD 10                                  USD 10                                  USD 20

WHERE TO STAY

Facilities within the Park

Bandas
Campsites

 Facilities in & around Kakamega town
Golf Inn                                                                 Sheywe Guest House
Rondo Retreat                                                      Golden Inn

Located
50 km north of Kisumu, just west of the Nandi Escarpment (in the Lake Victoria catchment area) and covering about 44 sq km

Weather Conditions

Are marked by rains falling mostly between April and December and dry spells between December and March
Average temperatures range from 15 deg C to 28 deg C

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