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Amani Forest Nature Reserve


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Amani Forest

Amani Forest Reserve - Eastern Usambara Mountains

 

Water falls
There are two big waterfalls: Derema and Ndola.
Three picnic sites
River site (Zigi), hill pick (Mbomole Hill) and in-situ forest site (Kiganga)
Two campsites
One with fixed water closet, second one (Kiganga) allowing mobile sanitary system.
View Points

There 3 view points: Kiganga Hill, Ngua and Mbomole Hill viewpoints.

 6 Days Pangani & Maziwi Beach Holiday

 

Amani Forest Nature Reserve

 
Amani Forest Nature Reserve  is one of the latest Nature Reserve   established by the government to protect flora and fauna  of  East Usambara.  It harbors  some of the animals  only seen in Usambara such as Nduk eagle owl and most endemic plants. It was first established in 1902 as an agriculture research station by the Germans, and  was turned into a nature reserve in 1997.  Amani Botanical gardens,  the second largest botanical garden in the world lies in this reserve. Today the area continues to play a significant part in medical research  hosting the Amani Medical Research Centre . The Nature Reserve  has now been turned into an eco tourism attraction with greater emphasis on walking and hiking.
Walking  and hiking through the forestry is the main attraction. Well-established walking routes are present. While walking you have an opportunity to see black and white colobus, blue monkey, and the nature's main attraction,  Nduk eagle owl, a specie found only in Amani. You will also see nine species of African violet garden flowers and colorful butterflies some of them found only in Usambara . Other birds include green headed oriole, Amani sunbirds, Uluguru violet backed, forest warbler . To sum up the area has wonderful birds, butterflies, animals and plants some of them found only in this area. 
Three routes have been established :
  • Kwamkoro - Potwe - Gereza - Kwagunda - Ubiri - Amani

  • Amani-Zirai-Kizara-Kwamkole-Mzia-Mashewa-West Usambar

  • Amani-Zirai - Kizara - Lutindi - Magoma - West Usambara

 
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