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Jozani Forest Reserve

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Address: | Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 24 223 3485

This thickly forested wetland is home to exotic rare birds, butterflies and...

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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Jozani Forest walk

Great guide and relaxing walk and informative. Awesome and very close experience with wild Monkeys . One of the better experiences Zanzibar has to offer .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 24, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove out to the forest reserve on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. After paying to get in you 'hire' a guide to walk you through the forest, then take you to the Mangrove forest and finally to see the monkeys. It was well worth the $5 tip we gave him! The forest walk was so-so, but the Mangrove bridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very humid and hot and you have to walk a long way but worth the effort.Glad to see that the goernment is giving back to the community.Loved the mangrove forrest

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited the forest on our way from Stown Town to Pongwe beach. As an experienced traveller this looks as a tipical tourist trap. Overpriced at tour operators (official rate at the park is $10 pax incl guide). Monkeys are tamed and the walk through the mangrove forest is a joke. Reminded us an amusement park build for tourist rather than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Monkeys everywhere and an opportunity to get up close and personal with them too, the rest isn't too special but go for the monkeys!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place for a relaxing walk with the local community volunteer guides. We got to see the red colobus monkey that's native to Zanzibar as well as the mangrove forest. Nice place to visit if one is interested in conservation

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Great guide and relaxing walk and informative. Awesome and very close experience with wild Monkeys . One of the better experiences Zanzibar has to offer .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a 40min drive from stone town. You get to see the other side of Zanzibar away from the beach and stone town. You see the real local neighborhoods and the local businesses along the road. At the forest you pay 5 dollars entrance fee. You get a volunteer local environmentalist to show you around the forest. At the forest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

It's a shame the forest is so close to the highway. You can see the monkeys from the road and they cross it frequently. They are easy to see and when we were there, we saw several mothers with babies. So cute, but I feared for their safety from cars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Beatifik place with monkeys mangroo tree and next to giant turtle and fish you can walk through rain forest see the monkeys from 30 centimeters dint forget give the tip to guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Definitely worth the trip! When you tour the forest you get to witness the monkeys in their natural habitat and they are quite close without being threatening in any way so you do get some great photo opportunities. The mangroves are also absolutely beautiful and worth visiting. We spent around 2.5 hours and it was enough time to fully experience... More 

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