Mukogodo forest reserve is a mosaic of closed forest, open forest and open grasslands. It’s one of the remaining dry forest, which covers a landmass of 30,189 Ha. The forest and surrounding group ranches are located in the core of Kenya’s Laikipia – Samburu ecosystem which hosts Kenya’s second highest density of wildlife including the highest concentration of elephant outside of protected areas. It hosts a critical corridor of regular elephant movement between Samburu lowlands, the Laikipia plateau and Mt. Kenya Forest Reserve.
ILMAMUSI Forest Association exists to foster and ensure sustenance of the biological, ecological, environmental, and social-cultural values of Mukogodo forest in perpetuity in order to protect the natural forest and water catchment areas and to improve the living standards of the surrounding communities through sustainable livelihoods projects and forest management.