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1 Day Kakamega Rainforest Tour From Kisumu

1 Day Kakamega Rainforest Tour From Kisumu Packages
Country: Kenya
City: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Tour Highlights
STARTING AND ENDING: Any Hotels in Kisumu or Kakamega
DEPARTURE TIME: Daily Departure of 0600 hours
WEAR: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Kakamega forest is famous for its diversity of plants, bird species, insect life, and its uniqueness. It is Kenya’s only remaining patch of the Guineo-Congolian rainforest, a rainforest that once spanned west and central Africa with its easternmost edge in Western Kenya.
The forest which is the only natural tropical rainforest left in Kenya is a terrain of hardwood trees, swamps, rivers, glades and shallow forests. The Forest’s huge variety of birds (Some 367 bird species have been recorded in the forest), reptiles and insects make it a specialist eco-tourism attraction for bird-watchers and wildlife photographers.
The Forest is generally considered the eastern-most remnant of the lowland Congo rainforest of Central Africa since it is dominated by Central African species of flora and fauna. This old and impressive forest can be easily described as a hardwood forest with swamps and rivers, glades and shallow forest around the edges.
The climate is generally wet with 2,000 mm of rainfall/year with the long rains months being April to May and August to September as the short rains months. January and February are the driest months with July being slightly dry, generally the temperature is fairly constant all year with mean daily minimums of about 11 c and mainly daily maximums of about 26 c.
The terrain is undulating, with often steep-sided river valleys. The soils are well-drained, deep, heavily leached, clay-loams and clays, of generally low fertility.
Kakamega Forest Reserve is one of the hidden gems of Kenya, far removed from the drama of the Big Five but with an intimacy all of its own. ‘The silence was beyond the forest was broken by the cacophony of noise from the forest denizens, birds, frogs and the arguing of monkeys’. This is what many visitors to Kakamega forest experience during their visit. This is not the Kenya of safari brochures, instead, it is a place of intimate and unique beauty.
The Kakamega Forest Reserve is a part of the Kakamega forest system of Kenya and thought to be the only Guinea-Congolian tropical rainforest left in the country, from what once stretched across Central and East Africa.
0600hrs: Pick up from location/locations to be advised.
0700hrs: Arrive at the Kakamega Rainforest park for the game drive/park Formalities.
0800hrs – 1500hrs: Safari Walk in Kakamega Rainforest.
1800hrs: Safaris Driver /Tour guide staff will then drop you off at a location of your choice
  • Return transfer from and To the park
  • Game drive using customised safari vehicles
  • Qualified Drive Guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
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