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Jozani Forest Reserve

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Address: | Zanzibar, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
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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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Half-Day Jozani Forest Guided Tour from Zanzibar
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Dolphin Spotting and Jozani Forest: Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar

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a bit overpriced but what can you do

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Dov36
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The forest is verry beautiful but tge toure is a bit disappointing because only a small part of the forrest is shown to the group. The guide was verry helpful and intresting just would have loved to see more of the forrest

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Woth going to see these rare monkeys, but the tour was disappointing and you are not permitted to walk alone in the forest.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The nature here is beautiful and we really enjoyed seeing the forest. However the guided tour was way too short: just over an hour and we were not allowed to go for a walk by ourselves. Our guide also wasn't really that interested in guiding us. Compared to what you get, the price is very high. All in all, this... More 

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