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Miti muhimu!Largest forests found in Africa



Since time immemorial, forests have always been one of the most protected treasures in the whole world, since they are home to so many wildlife species as well as people. Without forests, the world would start dying, hence the reason why governments all over the world spearhead forest conservation.

Africa is home of some of the biggest forests in the whole world.

1.Congo forest

It is the second largest forest in the whole world and home to a wide variety of animal species. It also supports over 10, 000 plant species.

Over 100 different human cultures are also supported by the forest and it is a water catchment area. This swamp-struck tropical forest covers portions of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

2. Mau forest


The Mau forest which is found in Kenya is the heart of the nation. It is the source of most of the country’s water and also has a great variety of animal and plant species.

The government began plans of saving it from destruction.

3.Cross-Niger Transition forest


The forest is a tropical forest which is located in south east Nigeria.The forest is home to a number of wildlife including drill monkey, African buffalo, cheetahs, warthogs, hippos, caracal, leopards, lions, baboons and elephants and red-capped mangabey and more than 900 species of birds.


4. Ongoye forest


The forest is found in South Africa and covers over 4000 hectares. It has over 10 types of vegetation and is home to a wide variouty of animal species.

5. Budongo forest reserve


The forest is found in Uganda and is the biggest Mahogany forest found in East Africa. It’s situated in three different districts in Uganda and is home to a wide variety of animal species with some being Rhinos, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippopotamus, cheetah, elephants, giraffe and zebra, chimpanzees and birds include puvel’s illadopsis that roam the forests.

6. Newlands forest


The conservancy is found on the Table mountain in Cape town South Africa. It has a wide variouty of animal species that include chaffinch, cape white-eye, grass bird, southern double-collared sun bird, African black swift, alpine swift, black saw-wing swallow,white-rumped swift,greater striped swallow, African olive pigeon, cape canary, monkeys,  ground horn-bill and African wild dog .

7.Mount Cameroon and Bioko Montane Forest


The forests covers a Volcano chain  that extends northeast along the border between Cameroon and Nigeria, and southwest towards the Guinea islands of São Tomé, Príncipe and Annobo.

It is home to a variouty of plant species and animals.

8. Arabuko Sokoke Forest


The forest found in Kenya is the largest remaining section of dry coastal forest found in Eastern and Southern Africa.It is filled with butterflies and birds, the trees full of monkeys and the floor home to many smaller mammals.

Over 260 species of birds have been recorded in the forest including the six globally threatened ones: sokoke scops owl, sokoke pipit, east coast akalat, spotted ground thrush, amani sunbird and Clarke’s weaver




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