Arabuko sokoke national park is spread on a 420 kilometer squared land, it’s situated at the Kenyan coat near Mombasa, it boasts as the largest and intact costal forest in East Africa. Arabuko sokoke Forest national park comprises of incredible diversity and the park is a potion of sokoke Forest reserve.
Arabuko sokoke national park contains endemic mammals, birds, insects, butterflies and many more. The forest has been threatened by the locals who need land for settlement, the forest has got a mixture of Cynometra, mixed forest and Brychastegia all protecting different plant and animal communities.
The park is blessed with 20% of Kenya’s bird species and 30% butterfly species including 40 mammal species, 49 reptile species, 25 amphibian species and more than 600 plant species. It has also been listed among the twenty five biodiversity hot spots in the world.
Arabuko forest reserve was first protected as a crowned forest in 1943 and then gazetted as a reserve in 60s; however it was established as a national park in the 1980s. It’s located in Malindi110 kilometers north of Mombasa.