Cherengany Hills

The Cherengani Hills forests comprise a number of forest reserves covering the cherengani hills on the western ridge of the Great Rift Valley.The forests cover an area of some 120,000 ha and form the upper catchments of the Nzoia, Kerio and Turkwell rivers. The Cherangany Hills rise to heights of 3500 m. Like their massive volcanic neighbor to the west(Mt.Elgon),the highest peaks support a peculiar, afro-alpine vegetation above 3300m. Cherangany Hills is also home to the rare and endangered De Brazza Monkey, The counties surrounding this area are Elgeyo- Marakwet, West-Pokot, Trans-Nzoia and Baringo districts