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Jozani Forest Reserve

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Address: Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 24 223 3485
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This thickly forested wetland is home to exotic rare birds, butterflies...
This thickly forested wetland is home to exotic rare birds, butterflies and the endangered red colobus monkey, distinctive for its spiky tufted head of hair.
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Millions of monkeys

Tons of monkeys easy to see and they run right past within a few feet. Easy to get to, just pick up a taxi they all now where to go. Can combine the day out with trip to beach, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tons of monkeys easy to see and they run right past within a few feet. Easy to get to, just pick up a taxi they all now where to go. Can combine the day out with trip to beach, we didn't as had just spent 2 weeks on the wonderful Pembe

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We enjoyed a morning tour to see the colobus monkees. With a guide you can get quite close to them and enjoy watching them jump from tree to tree. Afterwards our guide walked us throught the nature preserve and then to the mangrove forest where he pointed out various trees and insects. Our guide was very knowledeable using the latin... More 

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Petawawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

This reserve is actual in Zanzibar and is not far from Paje. Make sure you wear close toed shoes, not flip flops. The guides are very good and will find you the red Columbus monkeys and when the do, they are amazing to watch - they are in large packs and a variety of ages. The baby monkeys are hilarious... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you got little kids you must go here….saw lots of red Columbus monkeys up front and close and got some really nice pics….would certainly recommend a walk around the mangroves. Loved this as it was so very peaceful out here….never seen a mangrove before so this was a great experience for me. Would certainly recommend this as the kids... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped by there on the way from stone town to paje. Asked a guide about the tours and information about the reserve. It was late in the day so we thanked him and said we would gladly come back another day. As we were leaving the parking lot we saw some monkeys in the trees so we took like ONE... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a interesting visit here, but for a while the red colomus monkeys wete vrty illusive. Having trekked back and forth for a while and only coming accross one monkey our guide explained that he was unhappy about not finding the monkeys and would not give up. He made a phone call to a colleague who then went off... More 

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Columbia Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On a day trip out of Stone Town we stopped at the Jozani forest reserve. The forest here is not spectacular, though there are some very pretty parts to it. The big attraction is the Red Colobus monkey population. After a short easy stroll with our guide we found ourselves in the midst of numerous monkeys, both Red Colobus and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Jozani forest is fantastic place where you can observed monkeys. Our guide was very clever and told us all information about forest and monkeys what we wanted. We could observed group of monkeys. Monkeys were very friendly and you could take many pictures of monkeys : ) The only disadvantage was weather - very hot, swelter but it was normal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautufil place to visit! Its home of the red mokies and it has a think forest which receives rain atleast once every week and its a good place to go if you have never been to a rain forest. The guides are very helpful and I enjoyed listening to them explain the different plants and parts of the forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A complete visit to this beautiful park consists of 3 parts: a monkey viewing experience with a guide, a short ride and meandering stroll through the mangrove forest, and a hike on the park trails. Like most attractions that require fees in Zanzibar, tour guides are available, included in the price, and absolutely necessary to get the full experience. Most... More 

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