Ngaya forest is located in Igembe North sub-county. It is the only forest in Ntonyiri region and is surrounded by community settlements. The forest is about 40sq kilometers and is a habitat for various types of birds among them the guinea fowl. In the middle of the forest, there is a huge tree, which has a hollow. The hollow was used by Mau Mau freedom fighters during the struggle for Kenya’s independence in the early 1950s up to early 1960s. Various types of wildlife are found in the forest and they include primates like velvet and colobus monkeys and cats like leopards.