The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is positioned on the coast of Kenya, one hundred ten km north of Mombasa and is protected as a national Forest Reserve. The Arabuko Sokoke National Park, located at the north-western edge of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, is only some square kilometres in size and constitutes most effective a small part of the latter.
The National Park changed into gazetted most effective inside the past due Nineteen Eighties and in reality straddles the Forest Reserve boundary, with about 50% lying outdoor the boundary. This outer section clearly lies outside an electric powered elephant fence mounted in 2006/7 and is now absolutely inhabited via nearby communities to the volume that there is no join up the ground to expose in which the National Park begins or ends. The National Park does not upload any precise protection to the wooded area that is the largest fragment of coastal wooded area 420 square km left in East Africa. The Arabuko Sokoke Forest is an area of excessive endemism, containing endemic mammals, birds and vegetation. It includes 3 forest types, blended wooded area, Brachystegia and Cynometra, each of which protects distinctive groups of flowers and animals.