Perhaps the last remaining Equatorial Rainforests in Tropical Africa. The Kakamega Forest is located 380 kms away from Nairobi in the western province of Kenya. The forest is considered to be the easternmost remnant of the low land Congolean rainforest in central Africa. It is the only example of a mid-altitude rain-forest in Kenya.
The Kakamega Forest contains specimen of both the Low land and highland species. Its West African affinities are unique in Kenya and the forest contains many species found nowhere else in the country. Wildlife that can be found here are the aardvark; the olive baboon; the bushbuck; the African Palm civet, the black and white colobus monkeys; the blue duiker, the common duiker, the red duiker; the large-spotted genet; the African hare; the East African hedgehog; the hippopotamus; the hyena and so on.