Following your African safari adventure, follow the signs to the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. Entering under the lush tropical canopy, this walk-through tour is designed to inform and entertain and can be enjoyed at your own pace. Pangani, which means, “place of enchantment”, is the perfect description of this 5 acre habitat that offers a magical look at some of Africa’s most interesting inhabitants.
Along the trail, you will enter a field hut that contains displays of nests, bones, African wildlife facts and a very intriguing colony of naked mole rats.As you exit the hut, you will find yourself in an aviary of free-flying African birds. There are guides available with the different varieties to be found here.As you meander along the trail, you will encounter an African grasslands exhibit where you can observe the grazers such as tiny antelopes, Guenther’s dik-diks, Thomson’s gazelles, gerenuk and meerkats. An opportunity to view an underwater “hippo ballet” is not to be missed as a glass wall below water level offers a perfect view.
The “headliners” at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail are the lowland gorillas. The family of silverbacks are housed on one side of the path and are visible through a glass viewing area. At each of the exhibits, there are experts to answer questions and supply information about the animals.
The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail is wheelchair accessible.