One of the conservation areas in East Africa that aims at protecting wildlife and plant species is the Witu Forest Reserve. Witu Forest is a protected region situated in Lamu District, which was established in 1927. The forest covers 4,639 hectares of gazetted land and an additional 701 hectares. Witu Forest is generally regarded as the best tourist destination that offers delightful forest rest houses and retreats. The forest has prominent species that will leave you flabbergasted.
Do you love nature walks? The forest offers the best environment for tourists to take nature walks. What makes it a great experience is the combined wilderness of viewing plant species, wildlife, birds, and the striking butterflies. Witu Forest is home to some of the most endangered plant species across the globe. An excellent example is Euphorbia tanaensis, which is a critically threatened species with only twenty mature plants.
Besides, the Forest Reserve is a dazzling elephant migrating route between mu ranch, Kapini Conservancy, and Dodori national reserve. Once you visit the reserve, you will spot a wide variety of wildlife, especially the migrating herds of elephants. Other sightings in Witu Forest include primates, giraffes, gerenuks, gazelles, buffaloes, antelopes, lesser kudus, leopards, cheetahs, and hartebeest.
The good news is, you don’t have to worry about accommodation. Witu Forest reserve ensures tourists receive the best accommodation services in various nearby lodging houses, which include Rondo retreat, Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, Jalsa beach hotel, Kumbali country lodge, and Kekoorok lodge among others.