With a size of km2 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is the largest remaining section of dry coastal forest found in Eastern and Southern Africa. It is a unique habitat. North of Mombasa is the coastal forest of Arabuko Sokoke. This fascinating forest wilderness is nestled beside the beaches of Watamu, just minutes from the. Arabuko Sokoke lies a few kilometers inland, between the towns of Kilifi and Malindi, km north of Mombasa. It is the largest existing.

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Excellent walk and drive through the forest, definitely need a guide to find the birds and elephant We had an experienced guide who was very knowledgeable.

The drive and walk through the thick forest Excellent walk and drive through the forest, definitely need a guide to find the birds and elephant shrew and sunni deer. David Ngala was exceedingly knowledgeable about the birds in the forest and the myriad of paths to find the birds. Will definitely foorest back The drive and walk through the thick forest growth was exciting.

The forest is full of natural beauty, with countless species of butterflies and birds including rare ones We met members of the local community who We arrived mid-morning and without car so visit was primarily a walk with a ranger spotter some of the smaller animals and birds.

Enjoyable but would come sokpke with car and early morning to see the feeding. I liked the role this forest plays to the coastal ecosystem. The safari from Mombasa through Kilifi to this place is one that zrabuko me excited.

Beware of your security at night though. In order to maximize your time there you MUST go with an experienced guide, available at the entrance gate. The forest has driving and walking areas, but because the vegetation is so Arabukoke Sokoke forest easily accessible through public means along Torest Malindi Roas is a protected santuary full of indigenous trees.


Walking in the forest is a relaxing experience in serene surroundings. The songs of birds and buzzing of cicadas fill the air, We had some problems to find arabkuo entrance to this place but it’s easy once you know it It is 1,5 km south of the watamu junction.

We had the misfortune of being here during a VERY dry season.

Arabuko Sokoke Forest

There had been no appreciable rain for several months. So we missed some species that we had expected. But there were still a lot of great birds to see. We had a afabuko As we were staying in Mombasa for 2 nights and we are not really ‘beach people’, I thought an excursion here would be interesting, which it certainly was.

However, as we know birds are most active at dawn and dusk, neither of which are wise Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do.

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Arabuko Sokoke Animals – Wildlife in Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

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Reviewed August 7, Unique Natural Forest. Reviewed May 1, via mobile Worth a visit. Reviewed February 21, Lovely Nature Interaction. Reviewed December 7, Unique visit to East Africa’s largest indigenous forest reserve.

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Reviewed November 16, via mobile A paradise for birdwatchers. Reviewed November 12, via mobile A must see spot spkoke birders in Kenya. Reviewed September 5, via mobile Plan sensibly to see the birds. Previous Next arabko 2 3. See all 5 questions. Response from Forext Y Reviewed this property. You can find good information about visiting the forest on the Kenya Forest Service website, just google Arabuko-Sokoke.

Entry tickets are purchased at the entry gate via Mpesa. Guides are available at the entry gate as well Guides are available at the entry gate as well and their fees are paid at the same time. The forest is open Sundays. Previous Next 1 2. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. About Us Help Center.