Mau Forest

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Mau Forest is a forest complex in the Rift Valley of Kenya. It is the largest indigenous montane forest in East Africa. The Mau Forest complex has an area of 273,300 hectares (675,000 acres).[1]

The Mau forest and some of the rivers originating there.

The forest area has some of the highest rainfall rates in Kenya.[1] Mau Forest is the largest drainage basin in Kenya.[2] Numerous rivers originate from the forest, including the Southern Ewaso Ng'iro, Sondu River, Mara River and Njoro River. These rivers feed Lake Victoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Natron.[1] The western slopes of the Mau Escarpment are covered by the Mau Forest.[1]