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Zanzibar Jozani Forest ½ Day Tour From Stone Town

(Jozani Forest Zanzibar Half Day Tour is an excursion to the last sanctuary in the world for the rare red colobus monkey, which is endemic to Zanzibar called Jozani Forest. The Forest lies 35 Kilometers South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes. At present, Jozani Forest is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys and the Blue Sykes Monkey. Jozani Forest Tour is a 3 Hour Guided Tour)



Jozani Forest, Zanzibar

Jozani Forest, the only National Park in Zanzibar

Ader's duiker found in Jozani Forest in Zanzibar

Ader's duiker found in Jozani Forest in Zanzibar

Red Colobus Monkeys

Jozani Forest Red Colobus Monkeys, Zanzibar


Zanzibar Jozani Forest ½ Day Tour

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Jozani Forest National Park Day Trip - Daily departures at 0830 Hours
Zanzibar Jozani Forest Half Day Tour from Stone Town is an exciting trip to Zanzibar's first and only national park is centered on Jozani Forest is located 35 Kilometers from Stone, the largest area of mature forest found within Zanzibar.


The forest lies in a shallow trough in the fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi. Seasonal flooding and a high water table has given rise to a unique groundwater forest.


On the high ground to either side is dry coral rag forest and thicket. With mangrove forests and salt marshes to the north of the National park, the area is an extremely rich mosaic of Zanzibar's diverse natural habitats, a haven for wildlife including rare, endemic and endangered species.


The forest is also home to Syke's monkeys, bush pigs and nocturnal Zanzibar leopards. A series of nature trails lead through various different types of habitat, which feature over 40 species of birds including the African pygmy kingfisher, little greenbul, dark-backed weaver and the Fischer's turaco.


Your tour will be led by a well-trained guide who can offer information on the other inhabitants of the forest, which include; the red-bellied coast squirrel, the endangered Aders' duiker, the Zanzibar suni, the black-and-white rufous elephant shrew and the tree hyraxes.


The forest also offers a board walk, which leads through the mangrove forests at its southern end, which is an excellent place to spot the rare mangrove kingfisher.




Jozani Forest Zanzibar ½ Day Tour Prices

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1st Jan 2014
31st Dec 2014
85 US Dollars



* Zanzibar Jozani Forest ½ Day Tour includes Transport, Entrance fee to Jozani Forest and a guide



Zanzibar Jozani Forest ½ Day Tour Price Includes:

* Price per person
* Visit Jozani Forest National Park
* All entry fees, service charge and taxes

* Pickup from your stone town hotel and drop-off to your stone town hotel
* Professional African Spice Safaris English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages

Zanzibar Jozani Forest ½ Day Tour Does Not Include:

* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport or your hotel outside stone town (supplement transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport or hotels outside stone town)

* Tips or gratuity, drinks; travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges, visas

* Meals, sightseeing not included in the package

* International airfares and airport taxes

* Minimum of two persons required

* Optional activities




Jozani Forest Reserve - Zanzibar

Jozani forest lies about 35 km south-east of Zanzibar township in Zanzibar's South Region. It is a narrow neck of land between the Chwaka Bay in the north and Uzi Bay to the south. It contains about 100 tree species from a total of 43 families.


It has a gazzetted area over 2512 ha that includes the whole ground water forest, coral rag forest and salt marsh area. Although until recently only the forest was gazzetted, the area together with the adjacent Chwaka Bay forest have been converted into a reserve known as Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area (JCBCA).


The recent move has added the rich mangrove forests of the Chwaka bay into the reserve making the ecosystem the largest conservation area in Zanzibar.


Commercial activities at Jozani started way back in 1920s but in 1940 the colonial government purchased 194 ha of the forest from a private entrepreneur and converted into a reserve.


All commercial logging activities were halted and reforestation program was in full swing. However, it is believed that Jozani and the neighboring forests survived the past due to its unsuitability for cash crop production (e.g. coconuts) as it is located on the coral rag zone.


After years of commercial activities in the neighboring areas, Jozani was officially declared a forest reserve in 1960. The recent expansion were made in 1984 when most of the surrounding areas were gazetted hence bringing the total area to 2512 ha.


The inclusion of Chwaka Bay mangrove forest, which has been recognized since 1946 and managed by 8 villages of Chwaka, Pongwe, Uroa, Marumbi, Mapopwe, Charawe, Ukongoroni and Michamvi make the management of the new conservation area a unique participatory model.



Jozani Forest Types

Jozani Evergreen bushland found on the western side of Jozani on a coral rag with trees some 4 - 6 meters high and dominant species are Rhus spp (e.g. Mchengele and Mkumba) and Psiadia spp ( Mbebeta). A similar bushland is also found in the eastern side of the forest but with many shrub species.

Jozani Dense thicket - covering the northwestern part of the forest with tree height of between 6 and 8 meters high and canopy cover of about 60%. Dominant species include Macphersonia gracilis (Mjoma), Eugenia spp, and Cussonia zimmermannii ( Mpapai dume).

Jozani Ground water forest - high, dense forest covering most of the central part of Jozani containing swampy areas, commonly called Tovu, where the dominant species is Callophyllum inophyllum. Tree species grow to about 20 - 25 meters high and dense stands of Pandanus rabaiensis (Msanaka) and Elaeis guineensis (Mchikichi ) are found.

Saline grassland - located on the north of Jozani is covered with scattered trees, locally called "Wangwani", and the dominant species is Annona senegalensis ( Mtopetope).

Jozani Plantation forest is found in the souther part of the forest covering an area of about 11 ha mainly planted with Callophyllum ( Mtondoo).

Jozani Mangrove forests covering much of the eastern border as Jozani come into contact with Chwaka bay. Major mangrove species include Rhizophora mucronata (Mkoko), Ceriops tagal (Mkandaa), and Avicennia marina (Mchu).



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