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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“jozani forest” (27 reviews)
“stone town” (13 reviews)
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| Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
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+255 24 223 3485
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"jozani forest"
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"red colobus monkeys"
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"stone town"
in 13 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 8 reviews
"trees and plants"
in 6 reviews
"clams"
in 8 reviews
"tour guide"
in 5 reviews
"short walk"
in 4 reviews
"national park"
in 4 reviews
"great guide"
in 4 reviews
"few minutes"
in 2 reviews
"monkey viewing"
in 2 reviews
"their natural habitat"
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"dry season"
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"in addition"
in 2 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"on site"
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Greta to see the last rmnant of the red colobus moneys in the wild. Good sightings and interesting boardwalk through the mangroves. Perhaps no the most knowledgeable guide but interesting all the same.

Thank travellerX49
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

You will only see the red colobus monkey in this part of the world . Just as when we were in Costa Rica, we discovered that wildlife has a habit of just sneaking up on you. We had caught glimpses of these monkeys when walking...More

1  Thank GLOBETROTTERS170
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice forest in good condition, a lot of monkeys, worth to visit. Not too many wild places in Zanzibar.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

You need about 1.5 hours to arrive, pay the fee, walk with the guide around to see and watch the monkeys, walk through the rainforest area (as much as you want) and get back in your car to drive a few minutes to walk through...More

Thank MonaB1980
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

In general was good trip - saw monkeys, forest and Mangrove forest. But guide did not tell much about what we saw, just if we asked. All the time was in a hurry, so we had to kind of run after him. At the end...More

Thank Alla K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

So as far as forests go,its tiny (50km2). However it really is a fun couple of hours checking out the red colobus monkeys and other wildlife , set among some cracking trees and fauna. Pop over to the mangroves afterwards for a 15 minute wander...More

2  Thank scottyrat
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

+ - Beautiful flora, Nice waterfalls, good hiking, chamaleons at night - Basic, clean Amani Guest House - Nice staff (Great Guide: Salim) - overall price reasonable - interesting historic sight: the colonial institute found by Germans around 1900, where even Robert Koch used to...More

Thank Timo J
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We visited here as part of a group which unfortunately meant that it wasn't good for photography and those not taking photos were noisy and unperturbed that they scared animals away. We did manage to get see Sycks Blue and Red Colobus Monkeys and a...More

1  Thank Deryn H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I read other views that complained about the $10USD entrance fee as being too expensive for what you get. The fee is used to maintain the site and to also pay the neighboring farmers whose crops are generally eaten by the monkeys. The fee is...More

3  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We went with our 3 year old daughter, and has an interesting couple of hours in the mangroves. You pay 20.000 shillings Per adult and then you get a guidet tour. Our guide new a lot about the monkeys and the mangroves, and it was...More

1  Thank michella79
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Maria G
15 January 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.
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Cece451273
3 August 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!
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