Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • traveltoday
    Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
    Colobus monkeys
    Jozani forest is not very important to visit. The forest has only monkeys nothing much to see. We did both spice tour and jozani forest. We only liked spice tour. Great guide suleiman +255756983368
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2022
  • Elaine
    Tel Aviv, Israel122 contributions
    Forest tour
    This is a pleasant half day tour to see the red colobus monkeys close up. We were escorted by a ranger through the forest which included fern forest & mohagany trees. We were later given a tour of the mangrove forest via a board walk.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 24 December 2022
  • Gillian Durham
    15 contributions
    Over-Priced and Congested
    A poor quality experience after the superb National Parks on the mainland. Here, the main focus seems to be to extract as much money as possible from you. The entrance was chronically congested with tourist taxis. You are put together in large groups for a 20 minute walk in the forest. If you want longer or a smaller group size.....hand over another $30. Our guide seemed solely driven by the prospect a tip and offered only cursory comments during our marginally extended "yomp" through the forest. The guides seem to encourage visitors to get ridiculously close to the monkeys presumably so that good close-up photos equate to larger tips. Incidentally, both typed of monkey are easily visible from the road that passes through the park.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 March 2023
  • Jemmie R
    Providence, Rhode Island10 contributions
    Average
    The tour was okay. Not as amazing as we thought it would be. Walking around the green forest was nice. And seeing the colobus monkeys was fun. They are such cute animals. The issue was that our guide didn't seem to have enough experience and our group was too big. I think it's better if they limit groups to a maximum of 10 people.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Kevin
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
    Green all around
    The forest and mangroves were beautiful and very well preserved by the community in the area. It was a really fun experience seeing the monkeys up close but you’re unlikely to see much of the other wildlife in the forest since they stay away from the trails taken during the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a good understanding of the ecosystem in the forest as well as its history.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • sylvain g
    Rayong, Thailand26 contributions
    disappointing
    The quality of your visit will largerly depend on the quality of the guide. Unfortunately, ours was terrible ! Consdiering we were french (fluent in english though) they decided to assign us a french speacking guide. But his level was probably poor and basically, he hardly spoke at all !
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Arthur A
    2 contributions
    Monkey business
    Disappointing. First, the guide we had told our group the rules to follow with the colobus monkeys (keep a 3 meter distance for example) and we were happily surprised. Then, we saw a first monkey and the guide didn't keep any distance with it... After that we saw a group of monkeys and it was full of people, very close to the monkeys (less than a meter). A big disturbance, allowed by the very passive guides. It is sad because it would have been great otherwise, the informations the guide gave us were interesting and the forest is beautiful. We advise to guides to follow the rules they give to tourists. If you come here, be minded that it is a business industry and not an ethical conservation program for this beautiful species.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
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Ishee76
Hungary17 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Well organized, clean tripical forrest.
Entrance fee is 12 USD for a 4 hours trip, defenetly worth it. The guide was quite, but patient and helpful.
Defenetly the best experience in Zanzibar.
Written 28 November 2023
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belinda kambua
Mtito Andei, Kenya8 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We passed by on our way to stone town tour after recommended by our driver babli +255 756 983 368.Its a beautiful forest with so many monkeys.it was during the short rainy season time and the forest looked very green and beautiful.Very nice experience seeing different monkeys including the famous red colobus monkeys
Written 4 November 2023
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NilsM73
Bergen, Norway76 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Worth the visit. The experience varies highly depending on your guide, but then again the monkeys make up for that. A positive surprise at the end of the tour.
Written 18 October 2023
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Andy Harrison
43 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Guided by Adam, my wife and I were in a small group, shown around the forest, meeting the Colobus monkeys, and visiting the mangrove area. Worthwhile and informative trip.
Written 3 October 2023
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Ssjrbr1212
Troy, MI5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We went as part of a package, but this was by far the best part. Thabbit (not sure on the speeding) was energetic and very informative. He answered questions and explain about the plants and animals of the forest. He pointed out red colobus and blue as well as an elephant shrew. We talked about animals in the US (manatees) and what animals we hoped to see during our visits. Wish we could have stayed all day with him.
Written 18 September 2023
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Weronika S
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Jozani forest is a excellent place for a 2h tour. Plenty of monkeys, a lot of different plants and trees in the forest and mangrove forest make this place unique. It was a great time in national park!
If one preferes to go by hired car - way is easy and car park (free of charge) is available. We were on our own, 1 ticket for adult - 12$, guide (obligatory) included in that price. Everything could be paid at the reception.
Written 8 September 2023
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Expedition594757
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
You have to experience it to believe it...the best experience ever...takes your breath away. Zanzibar can not be explained, it have to be experienced.
Written 29 August 2023
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guillaume e
7 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
It was an incredible experience with our driver babli +255 756 983 368.We learnt about different trees and the life cycle of birds from eggs.most trees here are planted.cute interesting colobus monkeys.
Amazing walk in the mangroovesit was advised to stay 3 metres from the colobus monkeys and also not to feed them.
very lovely day.
Written 23 August 2023
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Aboriginesdream
Leeds, UK66 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Good for monkeys, geckos, elephant shrew and mangroves. Bad for the usual shameless Zanzibar behavior ie asking twice as much as the entry fee (12 dollars for 1 -1.5 hour tour) as a tip then arguing using the usual nonsense “ private tour more expensive” ( there aren’t private and group tours there’s just a guided tour) . After two weeks of endless rip offs round the island I’ll be glad to leave.
Written 23 August 2023
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Arthur A
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Disappointing. First, the guide we had told our group the rules to follow with the colobus monkeys (keep a 3 meter distance for example) and we were happily surprised. Then, we saw a first monkey and the guide didn't keep any distance with it... After that we saw a group of monkeys and it was full of people, very close to the monkeys (less than a meter). A big disturbance, allowed by the very passive guides. It is sad because it would have been great otherwise, the informations the guide gave us were interesting and the forest is beautiful. We advise to guides to follow the rules they give to tourists. If you come here, be minded that it is a business industry and not an ethical conservation program for this beautiful species.
Written 7 August 2023
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