Arabuko Sokoke National Park is composed of the Arabuko-Sokoke
Forest which is located on the Kenyan coast, 110 km north of
Mombasa, and is protected as a national forest reserve. The
Arabuko-Sokoke National Park is only a small part of the
Arabuko-Sokoke Reserve, with a few square kilometers and is located
at the north-western end of the jungle. The National Park was
declared only in the 1980s and, in fact, it extends on both sides of
the Forest Reserve border.
Arabuko-Sokoke national park is composed of various areas with more
or less dense vegetation depending on the area and is the natural
habitat of many species of endemic animals of small and large size,
such as the dwarf elephant of the Arabuko-Sokoke, the Arabuko-Sokoke
cat and the elephant shrew of the Arabuko-Sokoke. In addition to the
cited species you can find many colonies of monkeys, especially
baboons, and buffaloes.
Arabuko Sokoke National Park is
visited every year by many birdwatchers as it is a transit point for
many species of migratory birds and offers a multitude of endemic
bird species such as, for example, the clark weaver, the Amani
nectarine and Sokoke's pipit.