Jozani Forest has a diversity of woodland landscape, which features tidal water-washed areas between Chwaka Island bays and Uzi, mangrove trees and a variety of marine vegetation. You’ll have the opportunity to view colourful fish species in the water at the bay including mollusks and crabs.
The primary activity in the park is a 45-minute walk that leads you through a nature trail. During the forest nature trail, you can visit the Mama Mtondoo, also called the Mother Mahogany, which is a stately mahogany tree thought to be more than 200 years old. You’ll also discover the twin trees – the strangler fig and the sycamore growing together in one. There’s also a raffia fern tree, which has the largest leaves in the world. There is a boardwalk that will also take you through the creek mangroves and coastal forest to see the butterflies and birds.
Tourists are advised to stay no closer than three metres when observing the monkeys for the safety of the animals and their safety. There is considerable concern about being bitten by the animals or the animals contacting human illness such as cold or flu-like symptoms that could wipe out the population of monkeys.
Zanzibar Jozani Forest
A prompt departure at 6:30 AM.
Approximately 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
Jozan forest, is natural forest lies 35km south east from Zanzibar city between Chawaka bay and Uzi bay.
This is a 3-hours guided excursion. This trip will take you to the heart of Jozan’s natural forest (the only natural forest in Zanzibar island). This forest Is located in the central east region of the Zanzibar island. 20 minutes from stone town, it is a narrow neck of the land between the Chwaka Bay in the north and Uzi Bay to the south.
This forest contains about 100 tree species from a total of 43 families.
The forest has over 2,512 that includes the whole ground water forest, coral rag forest and salt marsh area.
The best time to see the wildlife of Jozani is early in the morning and it is open daily from 07:30am to 5:00 pm.
Visit the rare red colobus Monkey
The forest is the home of the rare Red Colobus Monkey, which is only endemic to this forest. This part of your holiday mainly focuses on a visit to the naturally reserved forest on this specially dedicated excursion.
See the Mangrove Swamp and Other Wildlife
The forest also accommodates a large mangrove swamp and a tract of natural forest that is home to a few unique species including the Sykes monkey, bush babies, Ader's duiker, over 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds.
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