There was a beautiful biodiversity walk in the Arabuko-Sokoke on Saturday 10 November. Friends were treated to great stories and the identification of 26 birds and much else by elders of the forest Alex Mwalimu and David Ngala. If you would like to go along for the next walk it is on Saturday 24 November at 6.30am.
Friends are invited to join our beautiful biodiversity walk this coming Saturday
10 November, meeting at 6.30 am at Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters at the Gede entrance to the forest.
The walks last about three hours and are gentle strolls, stopping to observe flora and fauna. With the experts present it helps one start to identify the extraordinary variation of species in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest.
We look forward to seeing you there
Friends are invited to join the walk in the forest at 630am on Saturday morning. We meet at the KWS offices at the Gede entrance to the forest. See you there!
Online registration for KGT2018 is now open
Go to www.kilifigoldtriathlon.org/compete and fill in your details to secure your place
This year they are supporting us the Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest with our fantastic initiative to open up access to this biodiverse hotspot. All funds raised will give thousands of local schoolchildren entry to the forest and a guided tour around the refurbished education centre.
We are thrilled to announce that the team at luxurious Governors’ Camp have once again donated our top raffle prize: 2 nights for 2 in their camp in the Masai Mara! Check out www.kilifigoldtriathlon.org/raffle and tickets will be on sale soon.
Last year’s photography team Freeze-A-Click are joining us again so remember to look your best on the day because they do not miss a thing.
Want to get involved? We offer lots of marketing opportunities for cash and in-kind sponsors so do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsoring the KGT is a great chance to get your business and product out to our hundreds of competitors and supporters through national and local TV, social media, radio and press promotion and of course, at the event itself. We’re looking for cash for our good cause as well as the following donations…
Paper cups for water stations
Your company t-shirts for our volunteer team
Branded tents to provide shade
Competitor goody bags
Promo items for the goody bags (branded pens etc)
Raffle and competitor prizes
On Saturday 12 May students of Mzizima Primary School and Mida Secondary School on the edge of the Arabuko-Sokoke forest came together with foresters from Kenya Forest Services, the staff of the Kenya Forest Research Institute and the community forest associations to plant over 1,000 trees in the areas as part of the national event, whose theme was ‘Panda Miti, Penda Kenya’,
Following the planting of the trees the guest of honour the district commissioner told the children that these trees must be nurtured and not just forgotten once the day was over.
Mzizima Primary School has an active environment club and the students recited a poem they had composed on the importance of trees and the Arabuko-Sokoke. Their inspiring teacher, the deputy head was busy planting trees too.