1 Day Jozani Forest Walking Tour : Day Trip : Zanzibar is well known as the home of the uncommon Red Colobus Monkey, which is classified as a unique animal species. The Jozani Forest is a well-known tourist destination in Zanzibar, and it’s easy to see why! You’ve definitely seen photographs on social media of tourists with adorable Red Colobus monkeys playing with them in the wild. You can see everything for yourself on this day trip!
This is the only site in the world where you can see these magnificent creatures. On our 1 Day Jozani Forest tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and play with these monkeys and maybe take some wonderful photos for your Zanzibar memories.
Tour of the Jozani Forest Zanzibar is a guided excursion lasting half a day. The woodland is also known as Jozani/Chwaka Bay Park. This woodland is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkeys, which are found nowhere else on earth. Tourists may want to start with a visit to the natural forest, where the more modest trees and brambles form a few sub-overhangs under the most elevated shade.
You will also be guided around the forest’s nature walk, which is home to a variety of animal species, primarily Red Colobus monkeys. A large portion of visitors are quite interested in just watching the red colobus monkeys, so they can spend some time doing so before returning to their hotel or, if they had scheduled earlier trips, going ahead to those from a day or two earlier. Reserve a Jozani forest day trip with us to take part in Zanzibar’s best tour activity and to truly understand the island.
- Circling the largest forest on the Zanzibar Islands
- The Red Colobus Monkey (only found in the Zanzibar Islands) is a lot of fun.
- View a list of more species found in Jozani Forest.
- Learn more about herbs and their applications in Zanzibar.
- Learn more about the history of the flora and fauna of Jozani Forest.
Tour Itinerary: Jozani Forest Day Trip
The red Colobus monkeys that live on the islands are listed as an endangered species on the Red List. When the government started offering shooting incentives for these monkeys due to their predation on fruit trees and field-grown corn about 20 years ago, they were virtually extinct. In the interim, thank heavens, they have understood that the animals must be safeguarded and have founded the Jozani Sanctuary to offer a new environment and a retreat for them. The numbers of these monkeys have recently stabilized, and the likelihood that they will survive is high. They are quite playful and not at all shy. They stare at you weirdly and nibble at the fruit trees close by, almost as if they were planning a trick. They have white hair that extends out on all four sides, along with reddish brown back fur. Their faces look quite human. Sometimes you can see young monkeys playing with their sibling right in front of you, and they are very adorable.
You will explore the mangrove swamp after visiting the Colobus woodland area. A salty river that originates from the sea about three kilometers away winds its way through this swampy terrain. A portion of this mangrove forest can now be explored thanks to the government’s construction of a wooden footbridge. Tens of thousands of tiny fiddler crabs have carved living tunnels into the marshy ground where, in the event of danger, they hide in the shadow of the mangrove trees. You may observe them from this footbridge.
Mudskippers, tiny lungfish that live in brackish water and mangrove forests, are another specialty. At high tide, these fish, which are amphibians, breathe regularly through their gills; yet, at low tide, they come ashore and breathe air much like us. These fish have quite nimble eyes that slightly protrude from the head. They got their name because they can travel ashore swiftly by pushing off the ground with their bent tail. The stilt roots and aerial roots of the mangroves give them a very distinctive appearance as they emerge from the marsh. There are at least three different species of mangroves in this area. They keep moving forward on the wooden footbridge, while the saltwater mud below you prevents any further movement.
A wooden table is set up at the end of the wooden footbridge, where the tour leader will now give you a brief explanation of mangroves. He descends from the wooden bridge for this reason in order to gather three different mangrove seeds—roughly one of each mangrove species. Unlike the little seeds we are accustomed to, these seeds resemble long, green rods. He will then place one of the seeds in your hand and instruct you to fling it into the muck. A new mangrove tree will emerge there within a few months when the seed bores itself into the mud with the tip pointing downward after it is dropped.
You will then proceed to the mahogany forest, the final area of the forest. With red mahogany, teak, raphia, and wild date palms, it is a ground-water forest. There are few sunrays that pass through the airy height of the tree’s leaf canopy. Because of the constant humidity, the forest floor is covered in a wide variety of ferns. Under the one large canopy, smaller trees and plants create numerous lesser leaf canopies.
This mahogany jungle resembles a magical woodland in many ways. Here, you can find animals including chameleons, trunk rats, and bush babies (prosimians). Trunk rats are difficult to locate in dense vegetation, but if you do, you will quickly notice their shrew-like sniffing snout that resembles a tree trunk. Green monkeys and white-throated monkeys both swing from tree to tree. Rustling branches and leaves are an obvious indication that monkeys are nearby, and their long tails that dangle down from the branches and twigs are another distinguishing trait.
The guide will pause repeatedly to explain everything about the various plants and trees. As was previously said, the forest floor is densely damp, and if it hasn’t rained in a while, one begins to sink a little. One should absolutely not miss this region because it is so breathtakingly lovely. Your guide will drive you back to your hotel or place of stay after this execution. He will drop you off there bringing the end of your one day Jozani Forest walking Safari tour. Welcome back again!
Price Includes for 1 Day Jozani Forest Walking Tour
- English-speaking guide
- Entrances fees
- Minerals in Drinking Water
- All government fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are available for an extra charge.
Kindly get in touch with us to know the price for this tour and to make a booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this Jozani Forest walking tour day trip. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!
1 DAY JOZANI FOREST TOUR FAQs
Do you provide transport from my hotel? Yes, we do offer transportation to and from any hotel in Zanzibar.
Where can I begin the tour booking process? Very easy! Use the tour booking form or WhatsApp to get in touch with us.
How should I prepare for Jozani Forest? Just regular clothing and shoes.
How much is the Jozani Forest Tour in Zanzibar? Depending on how many people sign up for the tour, the cost of the Jozani Forest tour starts at $50.
Can I pay by card? Yes, card and cash payments are accepted.
How long is the Jozani Forest Tour? This tour lasts half a day. The excursion can be completed in 3 hours.
Can I combine a tour with a visit to Jozani Forest? Yes, we provide a wide variety of tours. “Full Day Jozani, Spice Farm, and Stone Town” is an option.
Do the monkeys at Jozani Forest accept food? In the forest, feeding monkeys or any other animals is prohibited.
If I’m not in Zanzibar, what happens? We receive reservations Regardless of your location. For your upcoming holiday, kindly contact us.
What time of year is ideal for visiting Jozani Forest? You can visit Jozani Forest almost every day; just check the forecast for that particular day.