Photographed at the west entrance on the Kakamega-Kitale Road about 15 km north of Kakamega Town, Kenya. 11 October 2010.
These four knowledgeable and extremely helpful guides were on duty the day of my visit to Kakamega Forest, Kenya. 11 October 2010. They are from the left Patrick Imbwaka, Amos Kerry, Solomon Kitaa and Rachel Iminza.
Butterflies & Moths
Trails offer access to naturalists but also to local community residents who harvest wood from both dead and living trees. Trail from west entrance on the Kakamega-Kitale Road about 15 km north of Kakamega Town, Kenya. December 2014.
Guide services can be secured at the Environmental Education Center; the fees are reasonable and help fund the education center. My guide was able to identify birds and many other wildlife species with a moment's glance of slight song or call. The species diversity within the forest can be overwhelming for a new visitor and a guide will help tremendously on the steep learning curve.
Some Common Plants at Kakamega Forest
Some Common Birds at Kakamega Forest
Kenya Natural History
Reptiles + Amphibians
Michael J. Plagens, page created 17 November 2010,
updated 12 August 2016.