Pugu Hills Nature Reserve


Pugu Hills nature reserve park is the perfect city escape from Dar es Salaam outside the tourist track.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Family, Hiking, Jungle, Trekking
  • Activity Level Moderate
All about the Pugu Hills Nature Reserve.


  • Enjoy the outstanding beauty of the Reserve
  • Hear unique stories from local people
  • Bird watching Paradise
  • Enjoy a hike in the wilderness
  • Get in touch with nature
  • Outside the tourist track

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Good walking Shoes
  • Light Clothing

Please note
Entrance fee to be paid on spot.

About your Localist
Tanzania is a beautiful country with one of the most diverse cultures in East Africa. I would like to welcome you as I show you its beauty from the perspective of a local. There are so many things for you to enjoy from learning how to make our traditional foods to visiting a local village. As a person born and raised in Tanzania, I take great pride in showing our culture and heritage. I look forward to hosting you and showing you the best that Tanzania has to offer.

Price Cost:
$75 per person for 2pax
$55 per person for 4pax
$35 per person for 7 pax

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Trained Tour Guide
  • Hotel Transfer Included
  • Delicious local lunch
  • Water and Refreshments
  1. Day 1 Pugu Hills Nature Reserve

    Pick Up
    I will pick you up at your address in Dar Es Salaam and take you to the beautiful Pugu Hills
    Nature Reserve. It’s a 25 kilometers drive from the center of Dar Es Salaam

    What to Expect
    Pugu Hills nature reserve park is the perfect city escape from Dar es Salaam outside the tourist
    track. The former name was Mogo Forrest, and a part of this area is considered to be one of the
    oldest forests in the world. It's an evergreen forest with over 80 species of birds, so this is also a bird watcher paradise.
    There are several hiking trails to choose from. It's possible to hike to the viewpoint where you can see the whole city, beautiful forest and a lake. If you like we can visit the cave which is
    famous for its colony of bats. There is also an area with abandon industrial structures which can
    be very good for creative photo shoots.

    Pugu Hills Nature Reserve
    We will find your perfect hike, perfect distance and see the highlights of your choice. Its a bird
    watcher paradise and get to see a variety of elegant birds.

    We shall then break for a sumptuous lunch where we shall get to sample traditional local
    Tanzanian delicacies

    Visit to the caves
    After lunch, we shall visit the caves that are home to a colony of bats. It's exciting, the caves and the amazing bats. Unique photo opportunities!

    Village walks
    We will walk through the neighbor village and get a chance to interact with locals and hear
    unique traditional stories. We shall also get to meet people from different ethnic groups and learn about their customs and way of life.

    After the eventful day absorbed in Tanzanian heritage, we shall end our tour. You shall then be
    dropped off at your hotel