Ngare Ndare is the only indigenous forest in Kenya with an expanding canopy cover, and some of the ancient African Olive and Red Cedar trees within it are thought to be around 200 years old. All the big 5 live here, and are frequently seen as they make their way from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy towards the Mount Kenya forest.
The Ngare Ndare and Ngare Nything rivers both emanate from springs in the forest, and creates paradisiacal blue pools that go on to provide water for the wildlife and the surrounding communities. The tree nursery set up by the Trust grows 100,000 indigenous seedlings a year, 50,000 of which get re-planted in degraded areas of the forest in an annual tree planting ceremony attended by community members, supporters and stakeholders.
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