For natural history enthusiasts, the main attraction of the underrated interior is Jozani Forest, which now forms part of Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park and harbours the island’s largest concentration of endemic Kirk’s red colobus monkey, along with rich birdlife and various other alluring forest creatures.
Jozani Forest lies 35kms South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island
After having your breakfast I will meet you at the reception lounge and provide you with a short briefing about the tour
We shall then drive you in a private vehicle to Jozani forest that will take us an hour to reach the site
This trip is excellent for nature lovers who want to experience the thrilling fascination of walking through large pandanus and palm trees. Here we shall observe the forest with trees older than 100 years, is the sanctuary for some very interesting animals, including the Red Collobus monkey, the small Zanzibar leopard, blue monkey, chameleon, mongoose, bush baby, tree hyrax, bush pig, civet, and two small antelope species found only on Zanzibar, Zanzibar duiker and sunni.
Amazing sky-high trees, mangrove areas, and the Medicine jungle are a tranquil home to rare red Colobus monkeys and even rearer, hard to spot endemic Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, two endemic antelope species, Zanzibar leopard, blue monkeys, chameleons, mongoose, tree hyrax, bush pigs, civets, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds. Jozani forest is also a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every tree or plant cures something. Your experienced guide will lead you through the network of paths and give you some surprising information on the plant’s use. The path will lead you through the mangrove habitat, where you can easily spot some fish and crabs. A trip to Jozani forest will recharge your batteries to proceed to another adventure.
Back to the hotel after the tour
Friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car with air condition
Waiting Charge, Fuel Surcharges & Service Fees
VAT (18% charged by the Government)
Mineral Water During the Tour
Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
International & Domestic Flights
Please advise your pickup point/hotel name so that we may quote the price accordingly
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case our representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
Not allowed to feed or touch monkeys, alter habitat, or take any items home and Walk in silence
We suggest going in the morning; higher possibility of seeing the monkeys
Suitable for all ages and fitness level, children enjoy it a lot
Bring your Sun lotion/cream, Sun hat and sun glasses
Strong shoes appropriate for walking in the forest
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