The reserve contains about 100 tree species from a total of 43 families, the only remaining natural mangrove forest on the island and hairy ape residents, the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey endemic to Zanzibar. The reserve is known as Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area (JCBCA). It's the largest conservation area in Zanzibar (about 2 % of Zanzibar) and was put in 1997 on the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative. We encourage you to have a guided nature walk through the rain-forest which is uniquely beautiful and very peaceful. You can observe a rich variety of bird-life, have the monkeys at a close range and visit adjacent mangroves. These monkeys are full of character and they are incredibly photogenic. Opening time: Daily 7.30 a.m to 5 p.m.