Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour is a half-day tour and will take you in one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the Red Colobus Monkey.

The forest that has 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) and it was declared a nature reserve in the 1960’s lies in a shallow trough in the fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi. Jozani forest is made up of very tall Mahogany trees older than 100 years and a variety of shade-growing plants. Our guide will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants.

Jozani Forest is the home of the rare Red Colobus Monkey, which is endemic to Zanzibar. This type of monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest subspecies in the world. It is a wonderful thing to see them jump from one tree to another. The monkeys have become familiar with people and allow you to get close to take photographs as they eat, play and jump.

Jozani is home for other species including Blue Monkeys, Small Buck and Bush Pigs. The elusive Zanzibar Leopard (last seen several years ago) is said to feed here at night – perhaps this is why the reservation is opened only during the day!

You will also visit the Mangrove Forest where you will see three kinds of Mangrove Trees. The through the Mangrove Forest on stilts leading further into the forest will take you through and above the swamp where you can see tropical fish swimming between the mangrove roots and big crabs hiding across the mud.

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