Jozani Forest

Nungwi Beach

Known for its pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters.

Jozani Forest, located in the heart of Zanzibar Island, is a lush and verdant area known for its rich biodiversity and unique wildlife. As the largest area of mature forest on the island, it plays a crucial role in Zanzibar’s ecosystem. The forest is particularly famous for being home to the endemic red colobus monkey, a species found nowhere else in the world. Visitors to Jozani Forest can explore a diverse array of flora and fauna, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts.

What to Expect

Visitors to Jozani Forest can expect a captivating experience filled with wildlife sightings, serene walks through lush greenery, and a deep dive into Zanzibar’s natural heritage. The forest is not only home to the red colobus monkey but also supports other primates, birds, butterflies, and an array of plant species. The forest’s diverse habitats include swamps, mangroves, and evergreen thickets, each offering unique opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Guided tours provide valuable insights into the forest’s ecology and the conservation efforts in place to protect this vital area. The boardwalk through the mangrove forest is a highlight, offering a chance to see this unique ecosystem up close.

Activities and Highlights

  • Guided Forest Walks: Explore the diverse habitats of Jozani Forest with knowledgeable guides, focusing on flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.
  • Wildlife Encounters: See the endemic red colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, bush babies, and various bird species.
  • Mangrove Boardwalk: Experience the unique mangrove ecosystem on a guided boardwalk tour.
  • Birdwatching: Discover a variety of bird species in their natural habitats.
  • Cultural Visits: Explore Stone Town’s historical sites, markets, and local artisan shops.
  • Photography: Capture stunning images of wildlife, forest landscapes, and the scenic beauty of Zanzibar.


Zanzibar offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts and boutique hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Each provides a unique experience, whether you’re looking for comfort, adventure, or an authentic cultural stay.

Travel Tips

  • Best Time to Visit: Jozani Forest can be visited year-round, but the dry season (June to October) is ideal for forest walks and wildlife sightings. The wet season (November to May) offers lush landscapes and fewer tourists.
  • What to Pack: Bring lightweight clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a good camera. Binoculars are also useful for birdwatching.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and anti-malaria medication. Always follow your guide’s instructions and respect the wildlife and local communities.

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