Our advice:

Comfortable, closed walking or hiking shoes

Please do not feed or touch the monkeys

Suitable for all ages and fitness level, children enjoy it a lot

It is a three-hour activity, easily combined with other activities

A must-see for guests, staying only on Zanzibar

In the South of the Island, Jozani forest is a wonder and delight with tales of Zanzibar, medicinal cures and stunning scenery. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Your guide will take you on a nature trail, lined up with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest. Troops of Zanzibar red colobus monkey can be found scrambling from branch to branch in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimatized to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play and jump from the tree tops.

The mangrove board walk takes you above the swamp where depending on the tide you can see tropical fish between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud. Mangroves play an important role in environmental conservation and as a resource for villagers and community life. The guide will explain the different species found in the swamp and their uses.