Learn About Conservation and Community Livelihoods!

View a comprehensive series of picture panels in full colour on all aspects of biodiversity of the Coast, Its unique features, threats and how it is being conserved. The butterflies you see are purchased from community groups living near key forests landscapes who breed them as an alternative to forest use. Learn how these communities have supported forest conservation through butterflies and other nature based enterprises such as beekeeping, mushroom farming and herbal medicine among others. By buying a ticket to the butterfly house you are directly supporting local livelihoods. You will learn about unique and special sites like the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Shimba Hills, the Mangrove forests and the Mijikenda  Kaya Forests (sacred forests).

Buy at the Nature Gift Shop

The Mombasa Butterfly House gift shop stocks products from community conservation and welfare groups in the region. The products are sustainably produced either through reduce, reuse and re-cycle,  in ways which do not harm the environment . By purchasing items from the gift shop you support conservation by providing a market and alternative livelihoods to communities. This is an incentive for them to conserve biodiversity and natural resources.

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A beautiful place to see butterflies, God’s amazing creatures. I had the opportunity to see a pupa turn into a butterfly.
You should visit this place
Murad Swaleh