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Zanzibar: Jozani Forest National Park and Dolphin Encounter

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest National Park and Dolphin Encounter

From US$ 129 per person

Gear up for the experience of a lifetime. Swim with Zanzibar dolphins in their natural habitat. Visit the only national park in Zanzibar and the home to the most popular indigenous monkey, red colobus.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a special opportunity to swim with, or to spot dolphins
  • Get an up-close view of indigenous monkeys
  • Discover a real jungle in Zanzibar
  • Feast on a Swahili table buffet
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Begin your experience early, as the morning is the best time to spot dolphins. Start in the Kizimkazi fishing village, which is one of the oldest capitals on Zanzibar Island. While looking out for dolphins, dive in to snorkel among the wonderful coral reef and the variety of colorful fish and marine creatures. If the dolphins are in a good mood, you can witness them goofing around.  As you will be in their natural habitat, there is no guarantee you'll have the chance to swim with the dolphins; your guide will do their best to ensure they are comfortable so you can enjoy their beautiful energy, whether up close or from a distance.  The trip to Zanzibar Jozani Forest national park involves a visit to the high, dense groundwater forest. Home to the red colobus monkey, a rare species only found in Zanzibar, take the opportunity to get up close to the wild animals. Other animals within the park include blue monkeys, elephant shrews, and bushbabies. Proceed then to the mangrove, through which the conservation authority has built a bridge to allow visitors to observe the wildlife without trampling on it.  Next, stop at a local restaurant for a Swahili table buffet lunch. Before heading back to your hotel, make a short stop at the community project, Zanzibar Butterfly Center. Even though the site is not so big, it is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the moment before ending your experience.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Drinking water
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    •  Please note that there is no guarantee of a dolphin encounter. You will be taken to the spots where they are often seen and your guide will do their best to ensure you have a fun experience. Guests must respect that this is the dolphins' natural habitat, and that safety must always be the top priority.
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    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    It was good day starting with Dolphins Tour on the boat with beautiful ocean view. After we moved in Jozani forest and saw a lot of monkeys very close. Finished the tour with dinner in beautiful restorant. If you want you can ask to visit Butterfly center very near. The guide is nicely like always. Not my first tour with this company. With best wishes!

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    April 17, 2021

    Die ganze Tour war ein wunderbares Erlebniss. Unsere Fahrerin zügig und sicher vom Norden nach Süden gefahren. Zuerst konnten wir Delphine schwimmen gehen. Wir trafen eine grosse Gruppe von mindesten 50 Delphinen an und konnten unser Glück kaum glauben. Danach ging es in den Jozzani Park. Die Colubus-Affen und die Schönheit des Parks waren beeindruckend. Weiter gings zum Mittagessen, welches wir zuvor auswählen konnten. Die Lage und die Location waren hervorragend ausgewählt worden. Mit Pool und Liegen zum verweilen. Weiter gings in die Schmetterlingsfarm. Leider gabs zu unserem Zeitpunkt nicht sehr viele Schmetterlinge, doch es gab auch noch Cameleons zu bestaunen. Alles in allem ein super schöner Ausflug, welchen wir gerne weiterempfehlen.

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    November 28, 2021


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