Jozani Forest lies at the heart of Jozani -
The diverse range of natural habitats to be found in the national park supports a variety of rare, endangered and endemic species, including the Ader’s duiker, as well as Sykes monkeys, bush babies, African civet, giant elephant shrews, and chameleons as well as more than 100 species of brightly coloured butterflies and around 83 species of birds. Several nature trails lead through the shady depths, winding beneath the towering red mahogany trees, sycamore figs, raffia palm and wild date palms, before leading out through a plantation of whistling pine.
The forest has been protected since 1950. Around a kilometre south of the visitors centre and cafe is the Mangrove Forest Boardwalk, which leads through a surreal landscape of spidery mangrove roots and mushroom-
The Jozani -
The education of children also plays a significant role in the conservation effort, and local school children are brought here to learn about the value of the forest and its surrounding environment. The majority of revenue generated by visitors to the park is ploughed back into conservation work, as well as supporting community projects such as schools and health facilities. Entrance to Jozanzi Forest and the Mangrove Forest Boardwalk costs US$8, which includes an accompanying guide, although a tip is always appreciated. Top