Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is a 420 km2 coastal forest in Kenya nestled beside the beaches of Watamu. It's the largest remaining section of dry coastal forest found in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest protects many endemic and near endemic species. Some of Kenya’s rarest animals are found here, including the Golden-rumped Elephant-shrew, Sokoke Bushy-tailed Mongoose, Ader’s Duiker and the Clarke’s Weaver. Arabuko Sokoke Forest is the second most important sanctuary for birds in Africa. It is a paradise for bird watchers.
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.
The Visitor Centre at the Forest Station is open from
Explore this coastal forest through activities like nature walks, game viewing, and bird watching. The forest has a nature trail, which is perfect for hiking and cycling tours.
Plan a lengthy time to visit the Arabuko Forest so as to tour Whistling Duck Pools, the Kararacha Pools, or the incredible Nyari Cliff and viewpoint where the ground suddenly deeps to offer spectacular views of the Mida Creek to the Indian Ocean.
From Mombasa Town to the forest, it is a short 75km drive on good road; the Mombasa - Malindi road. The nearest airport is Malindi Airport.
Given the unique size of the forest reseerve, guests are advised to visit in the early morning hours before it gets too hot. Alternatively, the best time of the year to visit this coastal forest is in the cooler months of July and August.