Nature at Fumba

If you love nature, you will love your time at Fumba Beach Lodge, away from the crowds and close to nature.

Situated in these natural surroundings are 6 huge baobab trees, the oldest being 900 years old.

Look out for the resident Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii), endemic to Unguja and classified as an endangered species, who lives happily with the resident troop of Blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis).

Take a walk along the nature trail and spend time listening to the birds singing in the tree tops and watch as graceful butterflies dance by in a whirl of colour.

Also found are the Black and Rufous elephant shrews (Rhynchocyon petersi) though shy creatures, they are often seen scampering around in the undergrowth using their elongated nose to dig for insects in the soil and their tongue to lick them up.

The red bush squirrels are also seen scurrying up and down the trees in the grounds, chirping away at each other when they are excited or agitated.

In the evenings listen out and spot the Bush babies also called Galagos (Paragalago zanzibaricus), these nocturnal primates are known as bush babies for their distinct calls, which sound like a crying newborn baby

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