Jozani Forest lies 35kms Southeast of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is a natural forest where in times past you could find leopards and antelopes. It is the remains of what once covered the entire center of Zanzibar Island. At present it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys (Colobus badius kirkii) and the Blue Sykes Monkey. The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species in the world. They are extremely friendly aminals that seem to love to be photographed and can be viewed at very close range by the help of your guide.You may also get a glimpse of various butterflies, birds and snakes. Zanzibar is renown for it's unique variety of creatures native only to this island. Other interesting features suitable for tourist in this forest include the coastal evergreen bushland, mangrove forest, saline grassland and ground water forest, although requiring longer walks to reach, they are well worth the effort.