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Kakamega Forest

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Kakamega, 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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The remaining teopical rain forest is a great place to visit in Western Kenya. Great big species of... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Karen K
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Really fun walk through the hidden gem of Kenya

We had a so much fun on the short walk for a day trip. It was a two hour walk, which is a nice... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
nadiyemeral
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The remaining teopical rain forest is a great place to visit in Western Kenya. Great big species of trees, beautiful birds, lovely butterflies, and monkeys. It houses lots of rich nature that is preserved by the efforts of the community. We got a great tour...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had a so much fun on the short walk for a day trip. It was a two hour walk, which is a nice duration. Our guide was Nancy, a fun woman who knows a lot about the forest. We brushed our teeth and viled...More

1  Thank nadiyemeral
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I visited Kakamega Forest in 2017 and my experience was simply amazing. I recommend highly to hike with a guide. It will give you much wider experience. I would like to recommend the best guide here: Nancy (email: nkhadioli73@gmail.com, phone +254 7299 11386). She is...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I just spent 2 evenings at the Kakamega Forest and I have to say that it is a wonderful place for birdwatching. In two days I saw over 100 new species of birds including some truly awesome turacos. We stayed at Rondo Retreat which we...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Nice walk throug the forest (take a raincoat!). Good guides available at the entrance, fees are affordable. Although the banda in the park are not nice (dirty, dark, showers are terrible) and expensive. I recommand not to sleep there and just spend a one-day excursion...More

Thank nicolasgadiot
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I visited the forest by arriving at Retreat and asking about a guide. the guides are 800 Ksh for the long (~3 hour) hike, which is totally reasonable. The guide that I walked with and HIGHLY recommend was Job, who has a degree in forestry...More

Thank Alyse L
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I went to the northern section of the forest because it's accessible by public transportation. I figured that the cost of both ended up being the same when you factor in the cost of taking a taxi to and from the entrance gate to the...More

1  Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed at Keep bandas, very simple accomodation for good price (900 KES per person) and many monkeys and birds around. Go to the southern part of forest managed by Kenya Forest Service (not Kenya National Forest Service), since the entrance fee is much cheaper...More

1  Thank Ervín H
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Kakamega forest gives one more, different perspective of Kenya. The rainforest is full of (about 330) different kinds of (unique) birds and more than thousand plants and trees. You can also spot different species of monkeys and squarrels, not to forget the butterflies, bees and...More

1  Thank Cheeriop
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

the highlight of my recent visits to several forests in Kenya very well guided. budget travelers will enjoy this as entry fee is low and if approached form the east nil. rondo retreat is the centre for guided walks which are moderately priced. overnight stay...More

1  Thank Neil H
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Karolina W
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Take a one hour flight from Nairobi to Kisumu then a one hour or less bus ride to Kakamega town which is 50km from Kisumu city.
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