Pangani Long Claw View from platform

Arabuko Sokoke Forest is the largest remnant of what once was an indigenous coastal forest that stretched out from Somalia all the way to South-Africa, in East-Africa. With its unique habitat of different forest types, it is home to several endemic species.

  • Area: 420 km²
  • Time to visit: Year round
  • Entry: Cash only

The main attractions are of course the endemic Sokoke Scops Owl, Clarke’s Weaver, Amani Sunbird, Spotted Ground Thrush, East coast Akalat, Sokoke Pipit, Adyrs Duiker and the Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew. Besides that the forest provides a home to another 240 bird species, making it to an excellent birding area, and 260 butterfly species.