Best Places to see Primates in Kenya, Kenya is one of the countries in East Africa where you can see primates especially the monkeys. Kenya is home to 12 genera, 19 species and 23 subspecies of primates. Among the best places to see primates in Kenya include Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is home to orphaned chimpanzees, Tana primate National Reserve, Kakamega forest located in Kakamega National Reserve. Primates including monkeys and baboons can be sighted in other savannah national parks. Olive baboons can be sighted in locations such as Tsavo East and West National Park and Amboseli National park in southern Kenya. Vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys can be found in most parts of Kenya including Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Simba Hills, Aberdare and Mountain Kenya among other habitats.
Tana Primate National Reserve
The Tana River National primate Reserve was gazetted in 1976 to protect the lower Tana riverine forests and the two highly endangered primates, the mangabey and the Tana River red colobus which are endemic to this reserve and only found here in Kenya. During seeing primates in Tana primate National Reserve you as well have an opportunity to see other wildlife including Grevy’s Zebra, the maasai and reticulated giraffe, oryx, buffaloes and lesser kudu. The river also hosts plenty of crocodiles and hippos. The reserve is accessible via the Malindi-Garissa road it is located 250km north of Mombasa on the Malindi to Garissa road.
Kakamega National Reserve
Kakamega National Reserve is where Kakamega Forest is found, another best place to see primates in Kenya. The forest lies in the Lake Victoria catchment about 50km north of Kisumu and just west of the Nandi Escarpment. The forest is home to black and white colobus monkeys, flying squirrels, blue monkeys and pottos, the world’s slowest mammal. The forest is also home to the endangered De Brazza’s monkey.
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How to book a safari to Kenya?
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You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
Where to stay best for sighting Primates in Kenya
Lodge options to stay in where best to see Primates in Kenya range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details.
What is the best time to see Primates in Kenya?
Sighting Primates in Kenya is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November this offers great sightings and easy shoots.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Kenya to see Primates?
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