Rondo Nature Forest Reserve: Biodiversity Sanctuary
Guardians of Endangered Species
Encompassing 11,742 hectares in Tanzania’s Lindi Region, Rondo Nature Forest Reserve safeguards the critically endangered Rondo Dwarf Galago within its coastal forest mosaic. This primate’s rarity is mirrored by the reserve’s rich tapestry of over 60 endemic plant species. Amidst the expanse of dry evergreen forest, diverse wildlife thrives, and the reserve’s historical significance as a Majimaji War site adds layers to its allure.
Nature enthusiasts can embrace Rondo’s offerings through hiking, bird watching, photography, and cultural site exploration. Educational tours and research opportunities beckon, while nearby attractions like Pindiro Nature Forest Reserves, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Ruins, Mafia Marine Parks, Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park, and Mikindani Historical Site complete a vibrant picture of exploration. With accessible routes from Lindi town and accommodation options in Lindi and Masasi townships, Rondo Nature Forest Reserve is a gateway to both natural splendor and history-rich encounters.