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Tanzania, Zanzibar: Kizimkazi, Jozani Forest – Cruise with Dolphines and Jozani Primaveal Forest

Published: 19.4.2023
Kizimkazi is a small village in Zanzibar, where dolphins are found in the bay. It lies in the southern part of the island, some 50 km (31mi) from the capital city. Dolphin watching and the opportunity to swim with them is a great tourist attraction, which the locals are well aware of. So we are also tempted.

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There is up to 80% chance of meeting wild dolphins in the wild. We board a small boat and head out to the open ocean. After about fifteen minutes of sailing, we actually see the first family of dolphins.

cruise for dolphins

We were lucky. But it is difficult to take pictures, they are fast and we have to fly right behind them. Some of us do not hesitate, jump into the water and swim behind the flocks of dolphins. It all goes on like this for over an hour until we get tired and happy back to the mainland. After landing we cross back to the central part of the island, where we have a tour of the Jozani forest.

a family of dolphins  

For nature lovers I recommend visiting Jozani Forest. It is a remnant of the original forest, which previously covered the entire island. It is located in the central part of Zanzibar and is now part of a national park. On about fifty square kilometers you can stroll through forests, watch monkeys, crabs, you can also see mangrove stands or swamps.

another of the monkey inhabitants of the Jozani forest

Jozani Forest is known mainly for its rare and protected population of red or Zanzibar. It is currently estimated that only about two thousand live on the island.

Zanzibar red colobus  

While waiting for the guide, a group of monkeys approaches. They jump on tree branches, constantly bite something, sometimes even pose for our cameras. They are medium size, strongly colored, have a smaller head, longer body and limbs and a long tail. We learn that these monkeys can also eat plants that are toxic to other animals. During our unpretentious trail through the forest, we encounter other groups several more times. It is not recommended to approach them both for your protection and for the protection of monkeys themselves.

trees in the Jozani forest

Along the way we can see several species of trees and shrubs we have never seen before. The guide shows us how to swing some of them like a on a swing. In this forest live other animals, who previously appeared on the entire island. These include, for example, senegal bushbaby, tiara or antelope, several birds or butterflies. But now it's not so easy to see them.

  mangroves in Jozani

GPS: 6°26'53.1"S 39°28'12.4"E  (Kizimkazi)

Text and photos: Veronika Kocmanová

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