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Half Day Arabuko Sokoke Forest Tour

Half Day Arabuko Sokoke Forest Tour Packages
Country: Kenya
City: Malindi
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Package Itinerary
Tour Highlights
STARTING AND ENDING: Any Hotels in Malindi or Watamu
DEPARTURE TIME: Daily Departure of 0730 hours
WEAR: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is situated between the towns of Kilifi and Malindi, adjacent to Watamu. It represents the most significant protected area of tropical forest on the coast of East Africa along with the forests of Shimba Hills National Reserve.
The forest not only serves as a reminder of the ecosystems that once dominated the coast, but Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve also supports a number of endemic and endangered fauna, including three globally threatened mammals.
Approximately 90% of the world’s population of golden-rumped elephant shrew is found in the forest, and other mammals are waterbuck, duiker, suni, Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose, African civet, caracal, blotched genet.
Primate species include yellow baboon, sykes’ monkey and vervet, and you may even sight aardvark, bushbaby, red-bellied coast and red-bellied sun squirrel, woodland buffalo and forest elephant.
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Recognized as an Internationally Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, the forest boasts over 270 avifauna species, including six that are categorized as globally threatened, and also fluttering about the trees are over 260 types of butterfly, with six of them being endemic to the area, from Sokoke Scops Owl, East Coast Akalat, Sokoke Pipit, Clarke’s Weaver, Spotted Ground Thrush and Amani Sunbird. During your fascinating AfricanMecca tour in Kenya’s Arabuko Sokoke Reserve, watch the forest floor, bushes and trees closely and you may be lucky enough to spot some of the reptile and frog species as well, such as twig snake, monitor, sand lizard, Bunty’s dwarf toad, squeaker frog, marbled shovel-shout, to name just of few of the cold-blooded species found in this distinct forest.
Tour Schedule
0800hrs: Pick up from location/locations to be advised.
0830hrs: Arrive at the Arabuko Sokoke park for the park formalities.
0900hrs – 1100hrs: Nature walk and Bird watching at the park
1100hrs: Safaris Driver /Tour guide staff will then drop you off at a location of your choice
Included on this tour:
  • Return transfer from and To the park
  • Game drive using customised safari vehicles
  • Qualified Drive Guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Minimum of 2 people required to operate this tour
Not included on this tour
  • 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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