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Kakamega|Aberdares |Arabuko Sokoke|Mt Kenya Forest

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Bird Watching-

Kakamega's main attraction is its birdlife. the forest is a unique environment, not just in Kenya but in Africa. There are a number of relict species found here, including the Angsore's Greenbul, Blue headed Beeeater, Chapin's Flycatcher and Turner's Eremola. Other notables include the Red Chested Owlet, Least Honeyguide, Great Blue Turaco, Banded Snake eagle, and Crowned Eagle. Kakamega is a popular destination for birders and is well set up for bird watching safaris.

Agro-Tourism

Not far from Kakamega is the small town of Kericho. This high hill town receives almost daily rainfall, making this one of the most fertile areas in Kenya. As a result, the slopes around Kericho have long been Kenya's riches tea growing area.

Several large tea corporations established plantations here in the 1950's. The early tea settlers claimed that Kericho rain showers were so regular that you could set your watch by the weather each afternoon. These ideal conditions continue to produce excellent quality tea.

The plantations here create beautiful vistas of rolling green hills of tea, each one interlaced with lines of tea pickers winding through the bushes. At the centre, the small town of Kericho is a charming colonial town reminiscent of the British Hill Stations of India.

The town overlooks lush green forested valleys, and is a relaxing place to spend some time.

Tours or visits to plantations can be organized locally.
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