Mexico, Wabi Shebelle Hotel @ 12:00 LT
December 10, 2023
Day trip to Suba Menagsha Forest Past Gafarsa reservoir one can reach a small town of Managasha from where the dusty road forks to the left leading to Managasha-Suba Forest that located at about 45kilometers from Finfinnee in the Wachacha Mountain range. The forest is also accessible by vehicle from Sabata town. The total area of natural forest alone is about 2500 hectares whose composition represents the natural high forests that once existed in highlands of Ethiopia. The forest vegetation varies from high forests to afro alpine vegetation within altitude range of about 2300m to above 3000m. The oldest trees of Juniperus Procera which estimated to be over 200 years old and six other tree species are among high forests while Erica arborea and Helichrysum spp represent vegetation of above 3000m (high altitude). Suba as a tourist site boasts not only indigenous tree species but also a number of birds and mammal species including Menelik Bushbuck (endemic sub species) which took refuge in the forest enclave.
The majestic beauty of Mogli peak and surrounding scenery would all together made the Suba Forest area an ideal place for nature lovers, such as hikers, trekkers and sight seers, forest explorers, scenery admirers, etc.