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Address: Gede, Kenya

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Finally, a real forest!

This forest was a great surprise as I didn't think we have a busy forest with all this rare birds, butterflies, trees and insects. It is so vast and goes on for several kms if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Kui K
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This forest was a great surprise as I didn't think we have a busy forest with all this rare birds, butterflies, trees and insects. It is so vast and goes on for several kms if you're on the road and i believe with a guide one can learn a thing or two about the vegetation and the history of the... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The forest is quiet big and bushy plantation ! nature kept at its natural state ! beautiful birds and baboons happy to see people ! The guides are well informed of the place and know what a tourist wants to see and photo !!! Kenya is beautiful at this place !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When you visit Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, you enjoy the experience of a coastal dry forest of Kenya that boasts of many different rare species of Birds, Mammals, Butterflies, and Plants and a lot more. If you love the Clarke's Weaver, this is the best place to view it. This bird is completely endemic to the forest. You can find a... More 

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Montopoli in Val d'Arno, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Right after reading about the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest I decided we had to visit. After our safari it would be interesting to see a different scenery and animals. We decided to take a 3 hour walk. The moment we took our first steps it started raining, so instead of walking they took us for a drive where we hardly saw anything... More 

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Malindi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Little did i know that the Arabuko sokoke forest has got a lot to offer until i visited over the weekend as a way of getting out from the rainy malindi town,. we decided to have a day trip to this famous & the only ''surviving'' natural forest along the coast. At first was like being in the forests to... More 

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Tunbridge Wells
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

For us the wildlife attractions of Africa are not confined to the Big Five; we like to seek out the less well-known species as well - hence our visit to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest. If you spot a glowing orangey-gold blob in the undergrowth, it's the backside of the extraordinary golden-rumped elephant shrew. The size of a rabbit, with long... More 

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Malindi, Coast, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Really an experience and simply amazing. Great serenity, superb service and style. I liked everything around the place For large groups, a 20 roomed building is upcoming, suitable for learning institutions and large groups

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

For a birdwatcher from Britain the three hours I spent in the forest one morning with William was heaven. He found birds that I had only dreamed of seeing, including the small but beautiful Sokoke Scops Owl and the Amani Sunbird. He was full of knowledge and helped me understand the importance of the forest. What ever happens please continue... More 

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Marseille, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The forest is very big, it extends from Gede to Kilifi. It contains three types of forests, with different endemic and imported species. There are a few animals (two monkey species, two types of shrews, mole rats, eagles, hornbills etc), but as always, it is better to be there at sunset or sunrise. You can combine it easily with the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

My girlfriend and i decided to visit Arabuko Sokoke Forest while we were touring watamu and it was truly a magical experience. We decided to walk the trails and enjoy the sights and appreciate all the sounds of the woods. We saw lots of birds and small animals such as sykes monkeys, elephant shrews, owls, tree squirels, baboons and even... More 

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