About Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

Jozani Forest is the largest area of indigenous forest on Zanzibar Island. Situated south of Chwaka Bay on low-lying land, the area is prone to flooding, which nurtures a lush swamplike environment of moisture-loving trees and ferns. The whole area is protected as Jozani-Chwaka National Park and is famously home to populations of Zanzibar red colobus monkey (an endangered species found only on Zanzibar) as well as other monkey species, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of birds. At the park headquarters, there's an information center, and the main activity is following the forest nature trail (it takes about 45 minutes to walk). Nearby is a boardwalk through the creek-side mangroves!

Must See

  • Visit Zanzibar's only national park
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Walk through forest and mangrove areas

How to reach

  • Take a private taxi from the Zanzibar city center which is 42-minute ride via Felix Moumie Road. 
  • You can also go for Dala-Dala


  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Visit Time

Sunday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday : 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Entrance Fee


60 USD for a half-day trip 


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
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Time you can spend

Half Day


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