Question

When doing an excursion at kakamega area or western circuit, Where can you be accommodated and what activities can you have?

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Country: Kenya

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there is the famous golf hotel and dotting sagetams along the main central business disrtict road ...you will find a couple of highprofile activities to do with birdwatching it should be second to Lake Baringo,then walks in the waterspooking rocks and icy spiderish forests of tropical Kakamega
Where to stay
The forest reserve offers a serene atmosphere for both campers and banda accommodation visitors. The Reserve has 6 simple chalets constructed in the local Isukha community tradition and offer cosy accommodation to a maximum of 14 pax. The facility is also ideal for family as one of the bandas has 4 beds while the rest have 2 beds each.
For the more adventurous visitors, camping can never be wilder here. With guaranteed round the clock security, every second would be worth your money. Please note that, new self-catering luxurious bandas will be in place before end of the year.
Other accommodation facilities in Kakamega town and the southern end of the forest include, Golf Hotel, Golden Inn, Sheywe Guest House, Rondo Retreat and lsecheno Guest House.

activities
Kakamega Forest National Reserve is a walk through park. With its unique flora and fauna that are highly adapted to the forest ecosystem while you time away, tour guided or self guided nature walks, night walks, bird, butterfly and primate watching, camping and picnicking will keep you glued to this beautiful haven. The national reserve comprises of both Kisere and Buyangu Reserves for a total of 44.399km2. The Reserve is under strict protection management.
Being the only remnant in Kenya of the unique Guineo-Congolian forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. The falls along the River Isiukhu and the riverine atmosphere along the Isiukhu river trail make you feel relaxed on the trail. Buyangu viewpoint gives a quick bird eye-view of the forest canopy. At the picnic site you can sit back and relax under the grass-thatched rest house while watching water birds at the waterpoint… binoculars are a must carry here.
For bird and butterfly watchers, this is the place of choice for you. Being such a food rich reserve habitat, the park supports over 300 bird species, over 350 species of trees, 27 species of snakes… our snakes are friendly given the wet nature of the forest throughout the year... no history of snake bites since the park started 20 years ago. The forest is also home to over 400 species of butterflies (about 45% of all recorded butterflies in Kenya), reptiles, mollusks and 7 primate species.
With that sort of biodiversity you surely cannot be bored once in the forest. The endangered Turner's eremomela, Charpins flycatcher and the voice mimicking African grey parrot are also found here. The forest is also home to the endangered DeBrazza monkey found at the isolated Kisere Forest Reserve, which is part of the larger Kakamega Forest National Reserve. The majestic black and white colobus monkey alongside flying squirrels, blue monkey and potto (the world's slowest mammal on earth), are among the attractions. Forest bucks, duikers and dik diks are found in this equatorial rain forest.
Bull fighting is also available through special request.


Cost per person per day$ 280

Package Includes :- Package Excludes :-
• Accommodation
• Guide/Driver
• All entry fees
• All breakfasts
• All meals with one beverage, as listed
on itinerary
• Ground transport in 4x4wd to locations
on itinerary
• Bottled water
• Supplies for the project (separate fee)
• Any extra items of personal nature
• Additional snacks, drinks and beverages
• Any activities or meals not listed on the itinerary
• White-water rafting (optional)
• Tips and gratuities
• Flights
• Visa/Passport
• Vaccinations/Jabs
• Personal insurance
• Meals on arrival/departure dates not known at this time,
depending on your flight times. (You pay for your own
lunches these days)
• Service charge fees (differ depending on if you use PayPal
or make a wire transfer)


Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates also available on request.


We aim to create that special relationship which converts our business partners and visitors into life longtime friends.


Yours Sincerely,







Kakamega excursion

Kakamega Forest covers an area of about 240km2 and was established to protect the only mid altitude tropical rainforest in Kenya, a remnant and eastern limit of rainforests of Zaire and West Africa affinities are unique in Kenya and the forest contains many species found nowhere else in the country.
The forest lies in the Lake Victoria catchment, about 50km north of Kisumu and just West of the Nandi Escarpment that forms the edge of the central highlands. It was first gazetted as a trust forest in 1933 and two small Nature reserves, Yala and lsecheno were established within the forest in 1967.

Therefore, as you walk along the trails, as you observe the unique and beautiful vegetation, as you walk along the riverside, remember you can and are contributing to the conservation of this important ecosystem. We hope that you will visit again and again for fun, leisure and educative purposes.

Features
Kakamega Forest National Reserve is a walk through park. With its unique flora and fauna that are highly adapted to the forest ecosystem while you time away, tour guided or self guided nature walks, night walks, bird, butterfly and primate watching, camping and picnicking will keep you glued to this beautiful haven. The national reserve comprises of both Kisere and Buyangu Reserves for a total of 44.399km2. The Reserve is under strict protection management.
Being the only remnant in Kenya of the unique Guineo-Congolian forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. The falls along the River Isiukhu and the riverine atmosphere along the Isiukhu river trail make you feel relaxed on the trail. Buyangu viewpoint gives a quick bird eye-view of the forest canopy. At the picnic site you can sit back and relax under the grass-thatched rest house while watching water birds at the waterpoint… binoculars are a must carry here.
Location
Kakamega Forest National Reserve is located in Western Kenya: 15km from Kakamega town along the Kakamega-Eldoret Highway. Access is through the Buyangu gate, which is 600m off the main road. With public transport, visitors can alight at Kambiri junction. Local community cyclists popularly known as “boda boda” offer transport from the junction to the park. If visiting in personal transport, be on the look out for a signpost after 15km from Kakamega town on the highway.

Wildlife
For bird and butterfly watchers, this is the place of choice for you. Being such a food rich reserve habitat, the park supports over 300 bird species, over 350 species of trees, 27 species of snakes… our snakes are friendly given the wet nature of the forest throughout the year... no history of snake bites since the park started 20 years ago. The forest is also home to over 400 species of butterflies (about 45% of all recorded butterflies in Kenya), reptiles, mollusks and 7 primate species.
With that sort of biodiversity you surely cannot be bored once in the forest. The endangered Turner's eremomela, Charpins flycatcher and the voice mimicking African grey parrot are also found here. The forest is also home to the endangered DeBrazza monkey found at the isolated Kisere Forest Reserve, which is part of the larger Kakamega Forest National Reserve. The majestic black and white colobus monkey alongside flying squirrels, blue monkey and potto (the world's slowest mammal on earth), are among the attractions. Forest bucks, duikers and dik diks are found in this equatorial rain forest.


Where to stay
The forest reserve offers a serene atmosphere for both campers and banda accommodation visitors. The Reserve has 6 simple chalets constructed in the local Isukha community tradition and offer cosy accommodation to a maximum of 14 pax. The facility is also ideal for family as one of the bandas has 4 beds while the rest have 2 beds each.
For the more adventurous visitors, camping can never be wilder here. With guaranteed round the clock security, every second would be worth your money. Please note that, new self-catering luxurious bandas will be in place before end of the year.
Other accommodation facilities in Kakamega town and the southern end of the forest include, Golf Hotel, Golden Inn, Sheywe Guest House, Rondo Retreat and lsecheno Guest House.

Cost per person per day$ 300
Package Includes :- • Accommodation
• Guide/Driver
• All entry fees
• All breakfasts
• All meals with one beverage, as listed
on itinerary
• Ground transport in 4x4wd to locations
on itinerary
• Bottled water

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates also available on request.

We aim to create that special relationship which converts our business partners and visitors into life longtime friends.

Yours Sincerely,

STEVE SAFARI

Yes check out with kakamega forest small cottage very traditional while enjoying the indigenous smell of the forest while you go see different Butterfly's hope you will enjoy.. Stay Bless
Hi What is the name of the cottage
You can stay at the Rondo retreat and Golf hotel in Kakamega. activities are Birding and walking in Kakamega Forest.

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