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Day 15 - Zanzibar

Jozani Forest and Breezes Beach Club

sunny 95 °F

Today, we headed down to the southern end of the island to spend the night at Breezes Beach Club.

On the way, we stopped at the Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys. This is the only place in the world where you can see these monkeys. It was raining when we arrived, and I was afraid that we would see the monkeys, but there they were, sitting in the trees under the biggest leaves they could find. Our guide actually says that you are almost guaranteed to see the monkeys on any day of the year. Now that they are protected, they are not easily frightened.

There are actually three parts to the Jozani tour -- monkeys, forest walk, and mangrove trees. All three were very enjoyable. In the forest, our son found interesting frogs, bugs, and even a baby forest cobra. In the mangrove area, you can climb right on the roots.

Our next stop was the Breezes Beach Club. Now, there was nothing wrong with our last hotel, but there is something about finishing off your trip with a nice 5-star hotel.

At Breezes, they have a lovely large pool, which feels like bathwater. Even though you are right on the beach, it is nice having a pool to relax at.

The beach activities depend on the tides. At high tide, you can enjoy activities like sailing and swimming. At low tide, you do things like biking on the beach and walking out to the reef. With the coral and sea urchins, you definitely need reef shoes to protect your feet.

Our 6-year-old walked the almost half mile out to the reef and snorkeled back in amazed at the gorgeous sea life. You can also do scuba diving from here, but it is too far to get to Mnemba Island.

The other very popular activity in this area of the island is diving with the dolphins. You need at least a half day for this, and there is no guarantee that the dolphins will show up.

Posted by bolderwork 11:37 Archived in Tanzania Tagged luxury_travel

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