“It was so exiting watching thousands of wildebeest crossing the serengeti, it was an experience of its own, never seen such a thing before, just in Tanzania, just with Ipam Safaris.”
--- Colms Coleman---
CEO Ceba Company
Amani Nature Reserve
The Amani Nature Reserve is well off the beaten path of the usual safari circuit, but makes a perfect stopover on longer trips and while driving to the Coast Zone. It’s quiet, tranquil setting offers the perfect opportunity to relax from the rigorous schedule of vehicle-based safaris.
For the aspiring African botanist, Amani Nature Reserve’s incredible diversity of plant life -- between 600 to 1,000 different species -- is sure to attract. And of the 350 species of birds living in the Usambara forestry, many are rare and endanged. Three bird species found strictly in the Amani Nature Reserve are the Usambara alethe, Naduck eagle and the Usambara weaver.
Guided nature walks, prohibited in Tanzania’s national parks, are a unique feature of the nature reserve and offer an exciting opportunity to view the flora and fauna of the area up close. Most of the trails in the Amani Nature Reserves are available for hiking and a few can be used driving tour.
Location: Northeast Tanzania, near Tanga
Activities: Hiking, Biking, night walk.