the Western Kenya Region
Tour the Western Kenya Region
The Western Safari Circuit region is Kenya’s least visited in terms of tourism. This is a region of numbers. the western Kenya region consists of rich forests, swamps and some of Kenya’s rarest animal species. Kakamega forest is a habitat for over 300 bird species, the endangered De-Brazza,s moneky, the balck and white colobus monkey while Ruma national park is the only home to the roan antelope in Kenya and the Saiwa swamp is the only home to the endangered semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope.
A trip to Kakamega is never complete without a visit to the Khayega and Malinya grounds to behold the popular bull fighting spectacle practiced among the Isukha and Idako tribes. Unlike the Spanish corrida de toros where man fights bull, the Kakamega bull-fighting involves bulls fighting each other. This cultural sport has become so popular that special stadia are now under construction to host the monthly event.
Parks and attractions to visit while on the Western Region of Kenya Safari Circuit include;
- Kakamega Forest National Reserve
- Ndere Island National Park
- Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
- Mount Elgon National Reserve
- Ruma National Park
- Saiwa Swamp National Park
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The Kakamega tropical forest gives the best anbience for a nature lover .