The Amani nature reserve is known for its beautiful natural rain forests, the world famous African Violets, nocturnal creatures including the horned chameleon, frogs and exotic birds such as the silvery cheeked hornbill, turaco and others. It is also home to the black and white colobus monkeys and the Blue monkey.
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The Amani Botanical Garden, established in 1902, is one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in Africa. It covers 340 ha and more than 1000 species of plants from all over the world have been introduced in the garden.


Amani is located in Tanga region (between Muheza & Korogwe)

Amani’s proximity to the Indian Ocean is 40 km making it the wettest of all the East Usambara forest blocks, with at least 2000 mm rain annually. Mean annual temperature is 20.6°C, with mean daily minimum and maximum temperature of 16.3 °C and 24.9 °C respectively.

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Amani has potential for great investment prospects in the tourism industry with hotels, spas, nature retreats and health care.

AMANI NATURE RESERVE The reserve has amazing conservation values that include a rain forest, biological diversity, endemic, endangered and threatened flora and fauna, water catchment and soil conservation values. The Amani Nature Reserve is internationally renowned for the high number of endemism whereby most of the plant and animal species found here and nowhere else. For example, more than a quarter of amphibians and reptiles in East Usambara are found nowhere else in the world.