The Jozani Forest is located in the central east region of Zanzibar Island is the home of rare Red Colobus Monkey, which is only endemic to Zanzibar. A red colobus monkey, unlike their more widespread and adapted cousins, the Black and White Colobus, are a rain forest species which are now confined to very small areas of equatorial forest in tropical Africa. It is therefore a rare treat to be able to see them here in Zanzibar. The reserve also accommodate a large mangrove swamp and a tract of natural forest that is home to a few unique species including the Sykes monkey, bush babies, duikers, hyraxes, over 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds.
The tour starts on the main City market, which was opened in 1904, you will then get a comprehensive view of the Stone Town architecture, its sand and stone ancient built houses, some of them have Arab/Indian with carved doors with brass studs, carved balconies you will also get the chance to see the old post office and Freddy Mercury house. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, on the site of the Old Slave Market. From here we continue our tour to Sultans Palace Museum, House of wonders (Beit-el-ajaib) , next to this you can also see the Old Arab Fort. The Old Stone Town is a World Heritage declared by UNESCO in more than a decade now.
It is a half day tour that starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside, you will be walking on different type of spice plantations some examples are cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, vanilla, nutmeg etc. The tour involves much more than spices and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, heena bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa , cassava, dasheen cocoyam and coffee plantations. The tour also gives you the opportunity to explore the zanzibar richness of mouthwatering tropical seasonal fruits like jack fruit, pineapples, bananas, green coconut (madafu), dourian, love apple (matufaa), rambutun (shoki-shoki), soursop (mabungo) and starfruit (carambola). This tour can also be combined with a visit of Mangapwani Beach and Slave caves and chambers.