Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
The Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is the only national park in Zanzibar. A tour in Jozani is organized in three parts; forest, monkeys and mangrove. The forest is famous for the Red Colobus Monkey and other different monkey species. A tour of the forest takes about 1.5 hours through scenic forest with a boardwalk in the mangrove section. The other species present here include Syke’s Monkeys, small buck, bushpigs and if you are very lucky, the elusive, almost mythical, Zanzibar Leopard. The forest is a beautiful nature trail with very well trained and informative guides.
Chwaka Bay has some sea grass beds fringed with mangrove forests which are important breeding grounds for several marine organisms, including open sea fish species. The park is highly popular with tourists with over 10% of those who visit Zanzibar spending some time here. The wild life attractions of Zanzibar also include dolphins, deep sea fishing for tuna, marlin, and shark.