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6 most Famous, Largest and Beautiful Forests in the World

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Planet earth is one big gigantic ecosystem and if we were to divide the parts of the world and classify them into organs then the forests would be the world’s most vital organ there is. Covering 30 percent of the planet's surface, forests are crucial to our survival on this planet by providing fresh oxygen and by balancing the temperatures on earth, and on top of that forests are home to millions of different animal species and insects that are highly important to our ecosystem.

 

 

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The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
 

The Desert Forest, Egypt
 

Belgrad Forest, Turkey

 

Tazekka National Park, Morocco

 

Madhya Pradesh, India

 

Karkloof Nature Reserve, South Africa

 

 


So when thinking about forests, where does your mind go? Do you think high trees and lots of rain? Or are there forests in the desert countries around the world too?
What are the most fascinating forests and what activities can you do while exploring some of the greatest forests out there? 

 

 

Here is a list of some of the top 6 most fascinating forests on the planet and what you should do if you ever get lucky enough to go and visit them.
 

 

The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil


 
One of the richest ecosystems on earth the Amazon Rainforest is earth's most kept treasure. Home to several millions of species of plants, animals, insects, birds, and other forms of life such as native humans, flora, and water life too the Amazon is somehow the heart of planet earth. 
 
Located mostly in Brazil, the abundant vegetation of the Amazon includes a wide variety of trees such as myrtle, laurel, palm, acacia, rosewood, brazil nut, and rubber tree. One of the greatest dangers to the Amazon rainforest is the illegal deforestation by wood traffickers which is high on the rise and really imposing danger to the whole world.
 
The Amazon rainforests are a dream to many travelers, with such a vast area and so many affluent rivers, a visit to the Amazon offers travelers so many great activities. Some of the most popular are Jungle walking, piranha fishing, visiting local communities of natives tribes, swimming with pink river dolphins, kayaking, and of course swimming in the amazon river.
 

 

The Desert Forest, Egypt


Although the fertile landscape in Egypt is rare since most of the country is covered by desert, Egypt also has one of the richest reserves of water in the world. The Nile River and its abundance of water have made it possible for civilizations to prosper and to build a life in Egypt since ancient times.
 
But providing life to the cities isn't just about what the waters of the Nile have been able to do. With the studies of several Egyptians and Germans scientists and the use of the waters of the Nile, Egypt was able to create an amazing forest in the middle of the desert. Watered by processed sewage a total of 24 forests have been found across the desert country of Egypt in the last 8 years. Some of the trees you can find are mahogany, eucalyptus, and sisal.
 
Booking a tour to visit the forests is possible and few activities are available but just seeing the forest itself growing among the dry desert is already a great sightseeing experience.
 
 

 

Belgrad Forest, Turkey


A heaven-like place in the gorgeous city of Istanbul, the Belgrad Forest is considered the lungs of Istanbul. The peaceful place is a common sight for visitors and local Istabulites. Nature lovers come to the forest to listen to the peaceful sound of the birds and to enjoy the fresh pure air that the thousands of trees offer to its visitors.
 
Located on the European side of Turkey, the Belgrad Forrest has the block sea to its north and the Bosporus to its east. Occupying an area of around 5,300 hectares reaching 230 meters at its highest point. Some of the tree species you can find here are the chestnut, beech hornbeam, and oak trees. 
 
The Belgrad Forest is a perfect destination for hikes, and the forest is beautiful all year round. Camping is also a great activity usually done by the lake where the scenery is breathtaking, designated areas offer BBQs and a place for you to gather around with people and to prepare and enjoy food. A visit to the triangle house is also recommended.
 
 

 

Tazekka National Park, Morocco


Morocco has several great national parks with plenty of forests in them and the Tazekka National Park is one of them. Originally created in 1959 the park measures a total o9f 580 hectares of land in the attempt to protect the numerous natural resources found at Jbel Tazekka in the area of the Middle Atlas Mountain range. The Tazekka today covers a total of 12,800 hectares.
Many animals species can be found at Tazekka such as the North African Boars, porcupines, cute otters, Small-spotted genets, hares, Algerian wolves, and red foxes 
Exploring Tazekka can be a lot of fun as the national park is home to several waterfalls, it offers many hiking trails, bird watching, and swimming too. Tazekka also offers camping grounds and it is highly recommended.
 
 

 

Madhya Pradesh, India


 
Also known as the ‘Tiger State’ Madhya Pradesh was the first place where the majestic white tiger was founded. In the past 14 years around 15,000 fossilized eggs of reptiles and dinosaurs were found in the area. With a range of National parks located within its forest, Madhya Pradesh is some of India's most treasured heritage. 
 
Blessed with gorgeous nature with endless wildlife, this Greenland of paradise is a holiday dream to anyone who comes to visit. A common sight around Madhya Pradesh are deers, wild boars, tigers, and many other animals. With so much diversity Madhya Pradesh is one of the most exciting wildlife destinations in India with several activities such as wildlife safari, river rafting in Betwa River, trekking, rock climbing in Pachmarhi, camping, sail through the Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat, kayaking and so much more. 
 
For those who enjoy the wildlife, Madhya Pradesh has a total of 9 National Parks, 6 tigers Reserves, and over 25 Wildlife Sanctuaries for those wanting to visit this heaven of nature.

 

 

Karkloof Nature Reserve, South Africa


The Karkloof Nature Reserve is an unspoiled piece of nature in the north of the Natal Midlands in South Africa. Beautifully filled with grasslands and huge tracts of mist belt forest. Although this paradise can only be enjoyed privately by those who stay at the rustic lodges of the reserve, this experience is much well worth it.
 
Most of the land at the Karkloof Nature reserve is now protected as parts of the Karkloof Conservancy by a group of landowners who together fight to protect the biodiversity of the total of 40,000 hectares of this nature heaven. The initiative started as the forest was in danger due to the relentless harvest of its hardwoods.
 
Karkloof Nature is home to a range of flora and fauna that includes the Karkloof blue butterfly, the mango monkey, bushbuck, the crowned eagle, the dwarf chameleon and so much more. Some of the greatest activities that Karkloof offers is the Karkloof Waterfalls, a gorgeous waterfall that is 105 meters high, the Karkloof Canopy Tour, and mountain biking also.

 

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