Rau Forest Reserve
Rau Forest Reserve
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
RAU Catchment Forest Reserve located in Moshi District, Kilimanjaro Region, Year of establishment; Before 1910. Declaration; GN 127 of 25/5/1951 Gazetted area 5.8 km2 LOCATION: 3_ 23' S 37_ 22' E Located 3 km south east of Moshi. The reserve is on the gentle south facing alluvial base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, at an altitude of between 730 and 765 m. Rau Forest Reserve is mainly dominated by ground water forest, also classified the reserve vegetation into natural ground forest, swamp forest and woodland forest. The reserve has diverse bird life and several large mammal species including black-and-white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza), blue monkey and Kirk’s dik-dik. Other species include squirrels, spiders, beautiful butterflies, dragon flies, ants, millipede, centipede, African snails, lizards, Nile monitor, frogs. The forest represent a number of native Tanzania trees and endemic tress include the largest and oldest African teak (Milicia excelsa) Rau forest is among the few ground water forest in Tanzania and be one of the few natural forest located in a fast growing town (Moshi town) and to be yet not known by travelers or nature lovers.
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Diederik
Wetteren, Belgium8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This activity is more than just a walk in a forest. We spotted a lot of different types of monkeys, while strawling around and talking about Tanzanian life. We saw rice fields and took the most beautiful picture of our entire journey during this walk :-) and very important, we had an AMAZING lunch cooked by a local woman. This project supports the local villagers and the nearby school, so by taking this trip, you really help people!
Written 7 September 2022
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Wim B
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
10 dollar entry fee for tourists, 85 cents for locals, obligation to go with guide, not possible to pay by card, no parking
Written 12 August 2022
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