Eden Projects' first site in Kenya is in the 5,000-hectare protected Kijabe Forest. The Kijabe Forest sits in a complex, dynamic landscape. About 1.5 hours from Kenya’s capitol, the forest grows on the steep edges of the Great Rift Valley. Once home to herds of buffalo, leopard, and elephant, this forest is an important home and corridor for wildlife. Animals use this area to move between the dry floor of the Rift Valley and the protected, lush forests of the Kenyan highlands.