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Forest Background

Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in the Lake Victoria basin, located in the Western Province of Kenya, North West of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda. It is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya's last remnant of the ancient Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent.

The park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty For bird and butterfly watchers. The park also supports more than 350 species of trees and 7 primate species including the endangered DeBrazza monkey, black and white colobus monkey and vervet monkey. The Potto (the world's slowest mammal on earth), duikers and Dik diks are also found in Kakamega Forest National Reserve.

Size & Access

  • Its size is about 44 Km2
  • Access By Road: The reserve is 415km away from Nairobi via Nakuru and Kapsabet towns
  • Access By Air: There are no scheduled flights to Kakamega and visitors have to fly to Kisumu or Eldoret and connect to Kakamega by road


  • Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
  • Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December
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About this App

The goal of this app is to create an awareness of the existing Biodiversity Species at Kakamega Rain Forest with an aim of protecting and conserving the existing biodiversity ecosystem.

Bearing in mind that it’s the last remnant of the ancient Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent

Data Sources

Biodeversity Species Data => GEOSS Portal

About Kakamega Rainforest => Kenya Wildlife Service and Kakamega Rain Forest Websites

Errors & Ommissions

Incase you encounter any Errors or Ommissions in this application, kindly send an email at the following address:

Michael Ngugi Kimani