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Jozani Forest Reserve

| 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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  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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| Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
+255 24 223 3485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Adrianna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank 4birdsrg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw many colobus monkeys, giant turtles, cameleons, rock python and gorgeous mangrove forest. It was an incredible experience for me and we had a charming guide.

Thank claudiaiuliana29
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Both my husband and I loved this reserve. Very well looked after, and it was a treat to see the rare red monkeys. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was amazing to see the mangroves which was my very first time. We decides...More

Thank paula c c
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We visited on our way travelling from Nungwi to Stone Town by private transfer. Entrance was US$10 to see the monkeys with a private guide (who also expects a tip). You will walk into the forest and see the monkeys but that is about all...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a deal of 40$ go and back with a taxi from stone town. We paid 8$ each for entering the reserve and had a tour in the little colobus monkey reserve, mahagoni forest and mangrove forest. You get to get close to the...More

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We had a hire car, so drove to the forest. In truth the drive was the highlight, the actual forest tour was OK, but not really one to shout about. We arrived, paid $10 each and then hooked up with a guide. We first went...More

Thank Vendeebob
Reviewed March 6, 2017

you pay $10 for a 45 min tour. You walk around a forest (coming from a tropical country that was not exotic but some people love these kind of things). On that walk we saw a few monkeys, then we had to drive a few...More

Thank joseu1
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Interesting guided tour of oold mahogany forest (15, 30, or 60 mins) easily spot cose up the rare red colobus monkey and other monkeys. Go on a good boardwalk in a mangrove swamp.

1  Thank Dov36
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We visited the three different areas, the forest, the red Columbus monkeys and the mangrove. The forrest and monkeys were the highlights, i dont usually like monkeys but these guys had such great characteristics. They come really close but they are not tamed or fed...More

Thank Gita J
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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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