Flying Fox Forest

The Kidike forest located at Kangagani is very famous for its flying foxes. The Pemba flying fox is a large fruit bat weighing from 400 to 650g. Its diet consists of the fruits and flowers of a number of plants. Primary and secondary forest, graveyards and mangroves provide roosting sites. The Pemba flying fox is very social and has been found in large colonies until recently.

Studies in 1989 suggested a dramatic population decline, with fewer than 10 individuals being seen, and the species was considered to be on the brink of extinction. The flying foxes visit is interesting visit as you will be able to learn the history, the habits and feedings characteristics of the flying foxes during the trekking in the fores