Macizo de Kilambe Nature Reserve
Where is Kilambé located?
The Kilambé Massif Nature Reserve is located in the department of Jinotega and extends over the municipalities of San José de Bocay, El Cuá and Wililí. This reserve is one of the 6 nature reserves that make up the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve. It was declared a Nature Reserve in 1991.
Biodiversity in Kilambé
The Kilambé massif is of volcanic origin and covers almost 126 square kilometres. Its geological formations, cliffs and canyons and its great wealth of water, as 47 rivers are born within the reserve.
To date, 256 species of flora and fauna have been recorded, including deer, dantos, parrots and quetzals.
In the upper zone of the reserve we find jungle cloud forest and mountain rainforests, but the lower zone has been deforested for agricultural use and cattle ranching.
Mount Kilambé is the highest in the reserve with a height of 1750 meters, and from its top offers spectacular panoramic views, but to climb this impressive massif you must have good resistance and be physically prepared.
The Reserve offers several tourist options, such as hiking, rural community tourism and a wide variety of natural waterfalls, such as the White Horse Falls, and visits to sites where pre-Columbian archaeological remains have been discovered.
There are some agro-tourist farms that offer lodging and food service at affordable prices, one of them is the Finca eco lodge Las Orquídeas, the natural reserve Cerro Kilambé offers you the opportunity to have a full contact with nature in its pure state, where you can find peace and quiet and the possibility to get away from the stress of daily life.
How to get there?
If you travel by private transport from the city of Jinotega, you must take the road to Wiwilí via Pantasma. Before reaching Wiwilí, you will find the junction that leads to the community of Agua Fría. There is another entrance to the reserve in the northern area that is more difficult to access, you must take the road that leads to Wiwili-Plan de Grama.
If you travel by public transport from the city of Jinotega, you must take a bus to Wiwilí, departure time is at 3:00 a. m.