Arabuko Sokoke National park located on the Kenyan coast near Mombasa officially was gazetted to a national park in 1980s which contains three strong forests types the mixed forests, Brachystegia and cynometra each of which these forests protect different species of plants and animals. Arabuko sokoke National Park is the largest segmented Coastal forest in East Africa having 420 square kilometers. Arabuko sokoke National Park is a truly endowed destination for unique endemic species and plants that are really a great sight to view at while on a forest and nature walk through the forest.
Arabuko sokoke National Park is heavily spread with lots of vegetation-thick trees and lots of under growth. Covering all over the park, these forest areas has played a great role in habituating these animals, insects, butterflies and birds. Arabuko sokoke National Park is also known as a great Amphibian destination in East African.
Arabuko sokoke National Park can be accessed from Malindi or Mombasa by road using private or public mean both by air and road means of transport. And 4WD works best in this area because they can adapt movement in any part of the park so for those interested in doing a safari top this park, be ready and use 4WD.
Wildlife and Attractions.
Wildlife in Arabuko Sokoke National park:
Wildlife here is so plentiful and full of diversified variety as the park has 20% of Kenya’s bird species, 30% of butterflies-40 mammal species and 49 reptile species, 25 amphibian species and over 600 plant species. Arabuko sokoke National Park has been listed in more than 25 bio diversity hot spots in the world.
Visit Gedi town:
This is a historical town at the coast that was established in the 13th century it also a lot of African architecture. Currently there is no accommodation inside Arabuko sokoke National Park but there are various lodges in the surrounding areas. Some of the nearby accommodation units are Hemingway resort and turtle Bay beach club.
With over 200 bird species that can be spotted migrating from one forest area to another Arabuko Sokoke is a birders paradise for unique bird species such as the Amani sunbird, Fischer turaco, sokoke pipit, hawk eagle, African crowned eagle, Sokoke scops owl, east coast akalat, scary babbler, plain backed sunbird amongst others endangered species can be spotted within this area.
The tourists can drive through the forest areas and be able to view games like the African forest buffalos, the bush bucks, leopards, yellow balloons, bush babies, bushy tailed mongoose, African civet, Sykes monkey, golden monkeys, blotched Genet to mention but a few.
Part of Arabuko sokoke National Park is a forest which gives shelter to the numerous butterfly species that will definitely call for the great attention from the ardent and enthusiastic butterfly watchers, scientists and several others. The place is just a haven for all the interested tourist and let the big safari be arranged by the big champion in the sector at Jewel Safaris LTD and the rest of the moments will be afterwards.
- Other activities here include:
- Nature walks through these forest routes.
Tourists are advised to carry along closed shoes, sun glasses, binoculars and all other personally used requirements because of the heat and hot weather here. Tickets are wholly available the park can be visited throughout the year. Most of the game activities geared towards seeing wildlife are highly recommended to be conducted very early in the morning when the animals are still loitering prior gong to their hideous from heat or late in the evening after the animals have come out of their hidings and moving out in search for food and water. If the above are adhered to, the rest of the best momenta will be caught and experienced in fullness. Would you be in need of a trip to this destination, feel free to contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall be so happy to organize your life time memorable safari.