Jozani Forest, Zanzibar Island

#2 of 6 in Nature in Zanzibar Island
Park · National Park
Get a close-up view of the rare red colobus monkey at Jozani Forest, Tanzania's only national park on the island of Zanzibar. With mangroves, tropical forests, and coral rag, this 50 sq km (19 sq mi) park also plays home to midget frogs, Sykes' monkeys, bush babies, Aders' duikers, and, reportedly, the legendary Zanzibar leopard. Nocturnal hyraxes here keep company to over 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds. Take a safari tour to see red colobuses, emblematic of Zanzibar's conservation efforts. Plan a Paje trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The quality of the guiding made our birdwatching experience in/near Jozani Forest poor. The guide was a local resident and has been involved in development of Jozani Forest. It was hard to...  more »
  • Jozani Bay National Park is a protected area to explore to see flora and fauna of Zanzibar island. It is easily reached by a taxi from the centre of Zanzibar. The monkeys endemic on the island is a....  more »
  • Jozani forest is a place to see, but nothing is outstanding. Few monkeys and some jungle vibe. The mangroves is a little bit better, but the real attraction are the turtles - not included in to tour.....  more »
  • Fantastic place, wonderful monkeys and brilliant atmosphere. One of the best place I've ever seen. Part of Zanzibar which is worth to see when you will be there.
  • It‘s a nice protected forest. Highlight are definitely the monkeys who don‘t seem to be spooked by groups of human visitors at all.
  • A nice 1.5 hour guided tour through the forest and mangroves. Blue monkeys and red colobus monkeys are easy to spot. Frogs, crabs and other animals can also be seen.
  • Beautiful place to see the lively red colobus monkeys. Definitely worth a trip if staying in Zanzibar. Our guide Idris was superb and very informative.
  • Amazing experience! The monkeys will be right next to you and will be something impossible to explain.

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