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Jozani Forest Reserve

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| Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
+255 24 223 3485
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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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| Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
+255 24 223 3485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That was our main goal for our trip to Jozani - to see the endangered red colobus monkey. The Jozani forest is the only place in the world you can see them. We took a taxi from Bwejuu to the park in the afternoon. The...More

Thank Butterflies22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience to see the red colobus up close and the Mangrove. The forest is unquestionably beautiful and admirable, but nothing too special (for me at least). This tour is probably more enjoyable for families with kids.

Thank Annventurer G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Entrance fee is 10 USD/per person, which I find to expensive for what you get. First short walk to road side where you watch the monkeys (you can spot them as well as you drive thru without stoping in the forest). Then a short walk...More

Thank Marcin M
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Our guide was well familiar with the patterns of the monkey groups, and shared useful information. We walked through the forest paths and stopped quite close to two groups of young monkeys as they enjoyed playing and eating leaves. Later we walked along spongy rainforest...More

Thank globalcitizen949
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We had a nearly 2 hour tour of the red colobus monkeys, forest area & mangrove swamps with a knowledgeable & experienced guide called Ihsan. We would recommend him highly. We saw a troupe of red colobus monkeys and were able to take many photos...More

1  Thank KiriMelbourne
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in any kind of our closest relatives, you should visit there. They are friendly, lovely..

Thank niyanniyan
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We took a tour through "Colors of Zanzibar" - it was cheaper than booking a taxi and then paying the entrance fees. The driver picked up us from the hotel and brought us back. In the forest the guide was excellent, he explained all the...More

1  Thank Roadrunner2772
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We went for the Jozani National Park tour in combination with the Tortoise Sanctuary. We had the worst experience ever! The entrance fee for the Monkey Forrest was $35 USD, meaning we had high expectations for a listed "HALF DAY TOUR". Upon arrival our park...More

4  Thank Melia B
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Learnt a lot exploring the Jozani forest. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and shared a lot of information on the medicinal properties of the trees and plants found in the forest. In addition, it was a picturesque experience and spotting the Colobus monkeys was...More

2  Thank Adrianna M
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

For those of you that are not familiar with tropical forest, the Jozani Forest is a must. Mahagoni, Tik, Coconut trees, unfamiliar insects etc. You can easily come as part of a tour or independently. You will be escorted by one of the local guides....More

1  Thank 4birdsrg
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Maria G
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Stanley_1986 | Reviewed this property |
Maria Looks like its open daily from 8am with peak times mid morning. Enjoy.
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Rubiomon | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up. There are "guides" there at the park office/entrance. Good folks, beautiful reserve!
Beatrice J
December 17, 2015|
Response from MagicJenny |
7,50 USD (or 10 in case you pay in local currency) per person. Guide optional, but recommended. Guide is free but you should tip about 10 USD per hour.
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