One Day Pugu Forest Hiking and Trekking


“The lungs of Dar Es Salaam”

Pugu/kazimzumbwi Nature Forest Reserve with 12,015ha is the remnant of the oldest lowland Coastal forests of Tanzania. The reserve is located 12 kilometers Southwest of Dar Es Salaam. The forest is recognized for its high biodiversity value with spectacular flora and fauna. As a result of such rich biodiversity, a number of touristic attractions are found in the reserve. These include closed forest full of various plant species, giant bamboo stands, lake Minaki, bat caves, Dar Es Salaam City viewpoints, worshiping sites, ritual sites, the endemic Mpugupugu tree from which the reserve got its name; colobus monkeys and millipedes. This rich portfolio of tourism attractions enable the reserve to offers enormous recreation satisfactions for Dar es Salaam dwellers and travelers awaiting their flight at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.

Ecotourism Activities

Ecotourism activities that can be done at Pugu/kazimzumbwi Nature Forest Reserve include: Hiking, canoeing, bird watching, photographing, camping, worshiping, meditation and trekking to view-points.

Other Tourist Attractions near Pugukazimzumbwi Nature Forest Reserve

Other tourist attractions found near Pugu/kazimzumbwi Nature Forest Reserve are Vikindu Range and Nyerere National Park.


Pugu/kazimzumbwi Nature Forest Reserve is accessible through a tarmac road only 12 km from Dar Es Slaam City Center.

1 Day Pugu Forest Hiking and Trekking


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  • PKNFR  is a home to a wide range of endemic and rare bird species. There are tour…


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Overview About One Day Pugu Forest Hiking and Trekking

Appreciating the unique features of the Pugu Hills Forest can be tricky on your own. Dedicate your day to exploring the coastal woodland on a hiking tour, and benefit from the insider knowledge of a local guide to help you spot endemic species, discover man-made structures, and navigate nature trails with ease. Avoid hidden costs with lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transfer from your Dar es Salaam hotel included in the price.

  • Take a break from the city on a day tour to the Pugu Hill Forest Reserve
  • Explore with a local guide to navigate the dense forest with ease
  • Enjoy an active sightseeing experience, ideal for nature lovers
  • Keep energized with lunch and round-trip hotel transfer included

Price includes

  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments

Price does not include

  • Gratuities
  • Travel and medical insurrance

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    One Day Pugu Forest Hiking and Trekking

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