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Jozani Forest Reserve

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Address: | Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
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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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Half-Day Jozani Forest Guided Tour from Zanzibar
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Nice half day

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gita J
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israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Dov36
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 by locals as there are plenty of guava fruit to eat. We hired a taxi... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ridiciously expensive compared to what you get! We paid 50 USD per person (the hotel took 100 USD per person for the same tour) and the drive was 1½ hour. We saw less than 10 monkeys, a boring forest and 2 crabs in the mangrove. Total waste of money even though the monkeys are cute!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a two part guided tour from our hotel, Breezes, to the forest and Stone Town. Our guide suggested that we visit the Forrest first as it can get very busy later in the day with coach parties. We arrived at the park at 9am and were handed over to a guide from the park, I am sorry I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous forest, nice guides giving you a lot information about monkey but also about plants and the red colobus monkey are just a hit to see how they play. I want to visit them again next year.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The forest is verry beautiful but tge toure is a bit disappointing because only a small part of the forrest is shown to the group. The guide was verry helpful and intresting just would have loved to see more of the forrest

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Woth going to see these rare monkeys, but the tour was disappointing and you are not permitted to walk alone in the forest.

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Thank Helen A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

The nature here is beautiful and we really enjoyed seeing the forest. However the guided tour was way too short: just over an hour and we were not allowed to go for a walk by ourselves. Our guide also wasn't really that interested in guiding us. Compared to what you get, the price is very high. All in all, this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

It is a very interesting place to visit, spending some time amongst different monkey species. The visit is completed with a walk along the mangrove. Although it's a nice walk through a good and firm wooden platform, the interaction with this environment is not as close as it would be liked, but due to the characteristics of the mangrove, there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The group of rare indigenous red colobus monkeys were as miserable in the torrential downpours as the people on this tour as we hiked through slippery, muddy trails marked by hazardous roots and large pieces of coral. It was a pity that we saw no other wildlife than a crab in the largest area of mature forest remaining on this... More 

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