Jozani Forest Reserve Half-Day Guided Tour from Zanzibar Dolphins and Jozani Forest Reserve Wildlife Tour from Zanzibar
Jozani forest is located 35 kilometers away from Zanzibar City, 37 kilometers from Karume International Airport, only 19 kilometers from Jambiani, and 76 kilometers from Nungwi – another popular tourist resort in Zanzibar (situated in the north).
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park the only national park in Zanzibar, home to the endemic species of Red Colobus Monkey and other rare flora and fauna. There are only about 1000 monkeys in the forest and you can spot them hanging on the trees and even crossing your road.
Jozani forest tour
A Jozani Forest tour usually lasts 2-3 hours, and consist of an easy guided walk through the forest, followed by a stop at the mangrove swamps where a local guide shares stories about the rich eco-system of the Jozani National Park.
Jozani Forest entrance fee is normally not included in the tour price: you can buy a ticket at the entrance of the park at the price of around 9$ (they probably accept cards, but I highly recommend you to bring cash as the safest option). This tour is a great option for nature walk lovers and is family-friendly as well.
The forest is best known for its kirks red colobus monkeys (kima punju in swahili), which are endemic to Zanzibar. About 10 years ago, the monkeys were considered to be in danger of extinction, but this trend has since reversed due to the conservation project. There are about 6000 red colobus monkey residing in Jozani Forest. Jozani Forest has several habitats including swamp forest, evergreen thickets, mangroves, as well as a variety of wildlife,
including sykes and red colobus monkeys, bush pigs, Ader’s duiker and suni antelopes, elephant shrews, chameleons and lots of birdlife.After visiting the monkeys, you will walk across to the Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk, which entwines through coral thicket vegetation, mangrove forest and across a creek. You walk through mangrove forest which is extremely crucial to Zanzibar’s ecosystems, providing a habitat for many lizards, snakes and bird life as well as preventing the coastal erosion. Jozani Forest is situated 38km southeast from Stone Town. In 1995, the Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Project was set up to protect the largest remaining patch of indigenous ground-water forest that used to cover Zanzibar. Local communities are involved in the project and some of your entrance fee contributes to development projects and to compensate local farmers whose crops are often damaged by the red colobus monkeys.
- Tour Duration 7 hours 10 minutes (Approx.)
- Tour starting Times: Morning Times: 9am – 2:30pm.
- Pickup optional: Pickup from your beach hotel anywhere in Zanzibar.
- Pick up and drop off from your Hotel
- Entrances fees
- 1L bottle of mineral water
- Transport waiting charge
- Experienced Professional Tour guide
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included