Situated at 1500m above sea level, this tiny pocket of vegetation benefits from its proximity to Mt Goda. As rain clouds and mist from the mountain drift into the forest, considerable condensation forms. The soil, as wet as after a storm, releases humidity, which allows the plants and trees to flourish despite the infrequent rains. From December to March, the temperature at night can drop sometimes to just above freezing.
The forest is home to the country’s only endemic bird species, the Djibouti francolin. Common sightings include various species of monkey and deer, and several birds of prey, including Bonelli’s eagles. Unfortunately, because of overgrazing and drought, this forest is under threat.