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Kakamega Forest is one of the last remaining ancient rainforests in Kenya – and the birdlife is outstanding!

Kakamega Forest used to be part of the ancient Guineo-Congolian forest, which was once a great tropical rainforest that stretched all across Central Africa. The birds are spectacular, where if you’re a birder visiting Kenya, a birding tour at Kakamega Forest is a must!

Time truly has stood still for Kakamega Forest, a remnant of a remnant of the Guineo-Congolian Equatorial forest that stretched across all of Central Africa. This wonderful forest is home many mammals including Bush Pig, Giant Forest Hedgehog, Colobus monkey, Debrazza Monkey and Pottos, among other; but of course, it’s most famed for it’s beautiful array of birdlife. Some of the birds to be seen here include the Blue-headed Bee-eater, Ross’s Turaco, Turner’s Eremomela and also the endangered (due to the illegal pet trade) Grey Parrot. It’s also home to the gorgeous Great Blue Turaco. You definitely won’t be forgetting this ancient place in a hurry.

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Key Bird Species

Popular Bird Species seen on this Kakamega Forest Birding Tour: Blue-headed Bee-eater, Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, Crowned Eagle

Great Blue Turaco, Crowned Eagle, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Red-headed Bluebill, Uganda Woodland Warbler, White-chinned Prinia, Turner’s Eremomela, Green Hylia, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Olive-Green Camaroptera, African Broadbill, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Green-throated Sunbird, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, White-spotted Flufftail, Dusky Tit, Luhder’s Bush-Shrike, Black-crowned Waxbill, White-breasted Negrofinch, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Equatorial Akalat, White- tailed Ant-Thrush, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Common Wattle-eye, Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Black-billed Turaco and Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye.

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