Ngezi Forest Reserve, Pemba Island

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The Ngezi Forest Reserve is a forest reserve located in Pemba Island, Tanzania. It covers an area of, mostly comprising primary forest. The reserve was established in 1959.GeographyThe Ngezi Reserve is located in the north-western tip of Pemba, the second largest island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. It borders on the villages of Kiuyu Kwa Manda (south), Tondooni, Verani and Makangale (north), Msuka (east) and Kipangani (west); to the west, it also borders on the Pemba Channel.EnvironmentThe reserve includes several biomes, including tropical forest, riverine forest, and maquis shrubland. Some plants found in the area are Odyendea zimmermanni, Uapaca guineensis, Antiaris toxicaria, Elaeis guineensis, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Pachystela brevipes, Bombax rhodognaphalon, Quassia undulata, and Croton sylvaticus. Riverine forest mostly comprises Barringtonia racemosa and Samadera indica, as well as Raphia and Anthocleista where swamps are found. Shrubland is mostly found on the Tondooni peninsula, and its vegetation includes Sorindeia madagascariensis, Diospyros consolatae, Tamarindus indica, Afzelia quanzensis, Terminalia boivinii, Cussonia zimmermannii, and Olea woodiana.
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  • The enjoyment sure depends on a good guide off and luckily, to see the monkeys, because the round trip with 45 minutes is not long, but worth watching.
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  • It’s an excellent place to explore a huge tropical rain forest ! Even with 45 minutes route, you can see a lot trees and animals, a must do in Pemba island with Misali island :))  more »
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