Arabuko Sokoke National Park, situated on the Kenyan coast near Malindi, is the largest remaining section of the East African coastal forest, covering about 420 square kilometers. This unique forest ecosystem is known for its high biodiversity and endemic species, making it a key conservation area. The park is home to over 260 bird species, including the endangered Clarke’s weaver and Sokoke scops owl, and a variety of mammals such as the golden-rumped elephant shrew, which is not found anywhere else in the world.

Visitors to Arabuko Sokoke can explore different forest habitats, including mixed forest, Brachystegia woodland, and Cynometra forest, each supporting distinct plant and animal communities. The park is a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers, offering guided walks and opportunities to spot rare and endangered species. In addition to its ecological importance, the park is also culturally significant, with the nearby Gede Ruins providing a glimpse into the region’s Swahili history.