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Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walk is an excursion to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve situated 20 km South of Malindi, 110 km north of Mombasa, 45 km from Kilifi.
The best times to discover Arabuko-Sokoke forests are the early morning hours around dawn or the early evening hours around dusk when wildlife and birds of the forest are most active.
These times are also more comfortable for you because you avoid the hot part of the day. Our tours into the forest are accompanied by expert guides. They are expert ornithologists and can help visitors find and see some of the rare and unique birds of the forest.
Attractions in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest include wildlife such as African elephants, African Buffalo, African civets, Caracal, Syke’s Monkeys, Yellow Baboons, and Lesser Galago (or bushbaby).
There are over 270 species of birds recorded in the forest including several rare and endemic species. The Clarke’s Weaver is only found in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest. There are reptiles & amphibians about 49 reptiles and 25 amphibian species.
During your Malindi day excursion to the Arabuko-Sokoke forest, one can undertake the following activities:
* Forest walks
* Forest drives
* Bird watching
* Butterfly watching
Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Highlights
* Endemic bird species, butterflies, remnant coastal forest
* Important monuments as remnants of coastal tropical forests
* Seasonal pools, tree plat form, Nyari view point and nature trails
* Largest tropical forests along the East African Coast. It shelters endemic birds, insects, butterflies and mammal species
* A couple of reptile species example butterflies, beetles are found here among them boom slang, green mamba, rock python, forest cobra, sand lizard and day geullo
Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Itinerary
0630 Hours: After an early breakfast depart by road from Malindi to Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve located 18 km away. The best time to watch birds is from dawn to around 9:00 am.
Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve supports a number of endemic and endangered fauna, including three globally threatened mammals.
Approximately 90% of the world’s population of golden-rumped elephant shrew is found in the forest, and other mammals are waterbuck, duiker, suni, Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose, African civet, caracal, blotched genet.
Primate species include yellow baboon, Sykes’ monkey, and vervet, and you may even sight aardvark, bush baby, red-bellied coast and red-bellied sun squirrel, woodland buffalo, and forest elephant.
Recognized as an Internationally Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, the forest boasts over 270 avifauna species, including six that are categorized as globally threatened.
Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve has over 260 types of butterfly, with six of them being endemic to the area, from Sokoke Scops Owl, East Coast Akalat, Sokoke Pipit, Clarke’s Weaver, Spotted Ground Thrush, and Amani Sunbird.
During your fascinating African Spice Safaris tour in Kenya’s Arabuko Sokoke Reserve, watch the forest floor, bushes, and trees closely and you may be lucky enough to spot some of the reptile and frog species.
Other animals to watch out for include twig snake, monitor, sand lizard, Bunty’s dwarf toad, squeaker frog, marbled shovel-shout, to name just of few of the cold-blooded species found in this distinct forest.
Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Prices
Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Rates Includes;
Mineral water during tour + Professional English speaking guides + All entry fees, guide fee, service charge, and taxes & Pickup from your hotel in Malindi and drop-off to your hotel
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* Other activities include Forest drives, Bird watching, Butterfly watching, Cycling, picnicking, and running
* Suggested items to wear/ bring: Bottle of water, comfortable walking shoes, bag, hat, sunglasses, and binoculars
* The forest has a network of driving tracks and walking trails. You can opt to drive as it is the easiest way to see transitions between the different forest types but one learns more about the forest by walking
Malindi Day Trip Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Nature Walks Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)