The dim light that filters through the treetops, the astonishing number of butterflies and the sounds of many rare birds give this mangrove forest an almost primeval feel, providing visitors with an idea of what Kaledupa may have looked like before human settlement. Capturing photos of the birds and butterflies can require a lot of experience and patience but the forest is full of excellent spots for it. The mangrove forest is situated 2km from Sombano village.
When exploring the area, it is best to wear boots. In the rainy season the mud can be knee high and even in the dry season the ground is still very boggy. To hire a local guide, head to the tourism information center where the KITG (Kaledupa Island Tourism Group) will be happy to help. Their English-speaking guides have excellent knowledge about the forest’s flora and fauna.