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Pemba Flying Fox Forest

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Address: Wete, Tanzania

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Worth a visit. The bats are as big as...foxes. Surreal to see them all circling overhead. Talk to Nassoor Haji @ Coral Travel & Tours.

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Worth a visit. The bats are as big as...foxes. Surreal to see them all circling overhead. Talk to Nassoor Haji @ Coral Travel & Tours.

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Thank Frankie_Hummus
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

not much in details on guide books but amazing place to visit - stunning location impressive animals

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

You can see the big colony of the flying foxes in the Ole area. There is a entrance fee - 5 $ or 10000 TSH. But be prepared to bargain with the gid. During our walk to the foxes, we also see some ruins, the cave and we went to the beach. And they want from us 5$ for each... More 

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Thank Aleksandar M
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

This endemic animals believed available only in Pemba Island,in different corner but living in large colony some where at Mjini Ole,it is among the biggest fruit eaters in the world , they have both characters for mammals and birds.they are hanging upside down all the day long and flying a way during the night for looking the food.this also is... More 

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Thank NASSOR H
Luxembourg
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

It´s amazing seing hundreds and hundreds of these species hanging on the trees sleeping during daytime, but as stunning to see them fly around as they have a wing span of up to 1,60 m!!! A must see!

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Only place on the planet to see these amazing bats. Our guide was very knowledgable. The preserve has done a great job of making sure this species is protected on Pemba Island.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The views from the rooftop restaurant were very pleasant. Flyimg foxes spend the day in a trees right next to the lodge and we saw them flying off every evening before sunset.

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Thank Denise C
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Located only a few steps from house is the home of the endemic Pemba Flying Foxes... do not be deceive by its name because it is a bat...a giant herbivorous bats. Hundreds if not thousands of them covered the Wete skies at dusk as they search for their food as they are a nocturnal animals. Its unique reddish brown colour... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

The flying foxes were an amazing sight (as they are in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney) but you don't need to pay if you just want to witness them. Just go to a high spot near the Pemba coastline at about 15 minutes after sunset and you will see them emerge in their thousands! Great spetacle.

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Otley
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Nice to walk around and the guide was very helpful but did not see much bird life. I understand from other guests who were ardent bird watchers that there was life about.

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