Wildlife

Zanzibar is an emerald island with lush, tropical vegetation. The Jozani Chawka Bay National Park and other nature reserves protect this habitat and provide the best opportunity to explore the bush, salt water swamps and mangroves that can stretch up to the beach in some places.

 

The archipelago’s fauna includes the unique Zanzibar red colobus monkey, indigenous to the main island. In addition, the Aders’ duiker, a small antelope, is only found on Zanzibar and a small coastal area in Kenya. The island is also home to an impressive variety of birdlife and a large number of butterfly species. Last but not least, Zanzibar’s stunning underwater world makes it a paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers.