Into the forest and what did we see?

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Our group of seven placed a high priority on relaxation while in Zanzibar, but we’re flexible, and we made an exception. How about a trip to the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park to see the Kirk’s Red Colobus monkeys? The Kirk’s Red Colobus are an endemic and endangered species existing only in Zanzibar.

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Saleem, our guide, explained that three species of monkeys can be seen on Zanzibar and two of those are found in this park.

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We’ve visited National Parks for animal viewing and often came away empty-handed.  In the early morning, Jozani’s monkeys were active and easily seen.

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After observing the monkeys, we moved on to other sights in the park.  We walked through mahogany forests, watched 6-inch long millipedes as they scurried down trees, discovered flowers we’d never seen before, and strolled an observation boardwalk at the mangrove swamp.

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When we had planned to visit Jozani, we had…

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