Tobago Forest Reserve, Tobago

4.7
#2 of 38 in Wildlife in Tobago
Discover the paths of the oldest forest preserve in the western hemisphere when you visit Tobago Forest Reserve. Since 1776 the sprawling arboreous expanse has been a protected reserve, covering two thirds of the island. In the depths of the 3,958 ha (9,780 ac) tropical rainforest, an abundance of flora and fauna is yours to explore. With over 210 species of rare and indigenous bird, recommendations state to visit the rainforest with a pre arranged guide, who have the expertise needed to help you find as much of the wildlife and rare plant species as possible. Search the canopies for the Sabrewing Hummingbird, endemic to Tobago and a rare sight. The most popular starting point is Gilpin Trace, from here you can pick up numerous trails. Take plenty of water and insect repellent. Plan trip to Tobago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This is the oldest protected rainforest (in Lans Fourmi) in the Western hemisphere and Tobagonians are very proud of this. This tour took us along the Gilpin trail. We only hiked for an hour but it wa...  more »
  • Had a 3 hour tour with Fitzroy who was extremely knowledgeable about all wildlife and the rainforest itself, he was also able to make bird sounds to attract the birds. We saw MottMotts, parrots, 4 var...  more »
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