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Jozani Forest Reserve

Jozani Forest Reserve Review

Jozani Chakwa Bay National Park, Zanzibar's only national park, is home to this reserve where you'll find the rare Kirk's red colobus monkey, which is named after Sir John Kirk, the British consul in Zanzibar from 1866 to 1887. The species is known for its white whiskers and rusty coat. Many of the other animals that call this reserve home—including the blue duiker, a diminutive antelope whose coat is a dusty bluish-gray—are endangered because 95% of the original forests of the archipelago have been destroyed. There's also more than 50 species of butterfly and 40 bird species. The entry fee includes entrance to the forest and a circular boardwalk walk through mangrove swamps, plus the services of a guide (tip him if he's good). Early morning and evenings are the best time to visit.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 38 km (27 miles) south east of Stone Town, Zanzibar
  • Cost: US$8
  • Hours: Daily 7:30–5
  • Location: Zanzibar
Updated: 11-16-2012

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