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Jozani Forest Reserve

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Address: | Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
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+255 24 223 3485

This thickly forested wetland is home to exotic rare birds, butterflies and...

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.

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Loved seeing the red monkeys and the mangroves

Both my husband and I loved this reserve. Very well looked after, and it was a treat to see the rare red monkeys. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
paula c c
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both my husband and I loved this reserve. Very well looked after, and it was a treat to see the rare red monkeys. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was amazing to see the mangroves which was my very first time. We decides not to walk through the forest because the guide warned us we were going to... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited on our way travelling from Nungwi to Stone Town by private transfer. Entrance was US$10 to see the monkeys with a private guide (who also expects a tip). You will walk into the forest and see the monkeys but that is about all that is involved. A nice few hours out with children

Thank Karen A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a deal of 40$ go and back with a taxi from stone town. We paid 8$ each for entering the reserve and had a tour in the little colobus monkey reserve, mahagoni forest and mangrove forest. You get to get close to the monkies for they are very friendly. The tour guide had good English and told us... More 

Thank LevyShahar
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had a hire car, so drove to the forest. In truth the drive was the highlight, the actual forest tour was OK, but not really one to shout about. We arrived, paid $10 each and then hooked up with a guide. We first went to see the Mangrove swamp, sadly much of the walkway was under construction, however, the... More 

Thank Vendeebob
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

you pay $10 for a 45 min tour. You walk around a forest (coming from a tropical country that was not exotic but some people love these kind of things). On that walk we saw a few monkeys, then we had to drive a few minutes to the sight where there is the red monkey which apparently can only be... More 

Thank joseu1
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Interesting guided tour of oold mahogany forest (15, 30, or 60 mins) easily spot cose up the rare red colobus monkey and other monkeys. Go on a good boardwalk in a mangrove swamp.

Thank Dov36
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited the three different areas, the forest, the red Columbus monkeys and the mangrove. The forrest and monkeys were the highlights, i dont usually like monkeys but these guys had such great characteristics. They come really close but they are not tamed or fed by locals as there are plenty of guava fruit to eat. We hired a taxi... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Ridiciously expensive compared to what you get! We paid 50 USD per person (the hotel took 100 USD per person for the same tour) and the drive was 1½ hour. We saw less than 10 monkeys, a boring forest and 2 crabs in the mangrove. Total waste of money even though the monkeys are cute!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We took a two part guided tour from our hotel, Breezes, to the forest and Stone Town. Our guide suggested that we visit the Forrest first as it can get very busy later in the day with coach parties. We arrived at the park at 9am and were handed over to a guide from the park, I am sorry I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Gorgeous forest, nice guides giving you a lot information about monkey but also about plants and the red colobus monkey are just a hit to see how they play. I want to visit them again next year.

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