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Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Overview: Jozani Forest Tour

Established as a conservation area in the 1960s, the Jozani Forest is now part of Zanzibar’s Jozani-Chwaka National Park, and has become an important sanctuary for one of the rarest primates in Africa: Kirk’s red colobus monkeys. Sightings of these creatures, which are endemic to Zanzibar, are now very frequent in the reserve, where they are thought to number almost 2,500.

What to expect on the forest tour

Your tour around the Jozani Forest Reserve will be led by an experienced guide, with good knowledge of the reserve’s flora and fauna.

As you follow the park’s network of nature trails, keep an eye out for some of the forest’s residents. As well as the colobus monkey, there are Sykes’ monkeys, bush pigs, Zanzibar suni, tree hyraxes and Ader’s duiker, as well as more than 40 species of bird – not least among them a species of Fischer’s turaco with unusual coloured wings. The forest is also rumoured to be home to the elusive leopard, although it’s been several decades since there have been any official sightings.

At one spot in particular, you will usually find two groups of habituated red colobus monkeys, which are no longer disturbed by the presence of humans. As a result, they go about their day-to-day business taking little notice of the humans staring up from below – so it’s often a fantastic place for photographs.

In the south of the forest you can follow a boardwalk deep into the mangrove swamps and find out how this fascinating ecosystem protects the Zanzibar coastline.

The Jozani Forest Tour combines really well with two other half-day tours – the Princess Salme Spice Tour and or the Jambiani Village Tour – enabling you to get a diverse and varied feel of this historical spice island.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.

Start location
Any of Expert Africa's hotels in Stone Town
End location
Back at your hotel
Meals included
No meals included
Duration
Half-day or combine with other tours
Maximum group size
Six people per guide

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What to look forward to.


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A boardwalk through the mangroves...
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...let's you get deeper into this fascinating habitat.

Jozani Forest is an important reserve in Zanzibar...

...it's one of the best places to see Kirk's red colobus monkeys...

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...with sightings very frequent...

...you can watch them go about their day-to-day business...

..with little interest in the humans watching them!

A boardwalk through the mangroves...

...let's you get deeper into this fascinating habitat.

Jozani Forest Tour reviews

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Mr MfromEdinburgh

3 Oct 2007

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Overall rating: Good

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