Tourist attractions in Zanzibar
Many people are unaware of the attractions available on the islands of Zanzibar, where they tend to think that it has the beauty of the beaches only. Through this article I will explain some of those attractions stay with us
Attractions such as, the old town of Zanzibar, the ancient ruins, the ancient houses of worship, the culture of Zanzibar, the Island of Changuu, the presence of the dwarf dolphin, the places where former leaders lived that have enough memories as well as the Jozani Forest.
So these are just some of the attractions available within the islands of Zanzibar but this article today will take a closer look at the Jozani Forest attraction in detail.
It is 35 km south-east of Unguja to the Jozani forest reserve located in Chwaka Bay, the park is bordered by nine villages namely Pete, Kitogani, Ukongoroni, Chwaka, Unguja Ukuu, Charawe, Michamvi and cheju.
The Jozani Forest Reserve has attractions divided into three sections, including the Mangrove Bridge, the wildlife section and the forest.
The mangrove bridge is one of the attractions within the forest due to the height of the bridge as well as
The mangrove trees are well-connected and thrive in the salt water below the timber bridge.
It is 40 minutes on foot to complete the bridge which is adorned with various butterflies such as Dadanesi and many others with different beautiful colors such as Karasisi which is only found in Zanzibar.
There are three types of mangroves: white mangroves, black mangroves and red mangroves (magando) which add to the status of the bridge due to the trees having many branches and their roots rising above the ground so much that you cannot believe if the roots can The feeling is also the sum of the branches of those trees.
The forest is home to a wide variety of trees, such as oak trees, oak trees, eucalyptus trees, palm trees, sagebrush, and many others, all of which have extraordinary height and stitching, making the sun invisible in the area.
there are some trees that are medicinal and this is often found in this Jozani forest such as Misiliza which is used as a medicine to remove worms in the stomach.
The wildlife section within the Forest is the one that carried the Forest’s popularity by finding animals that are rarely found in any other reserve on Earth.
These animals such as the Jozani frog, the Zanzibar Tiger, the Jozani Jongoo, the Paa Nunga and the Kima punju (Red Colobus Monkey) who have become major tourist attractions and make people from all over the world pack to travel and explore.
Of all the animals, Kimapunju is the main attraction for tourists due to its color, shape and socialist behavior.
Kima Punju Appearance Her face is black with a crown of white fur, pink on the lips and nose and a long black tail.
The life expectancy of Kima Punju is 20 years so in the 20 years she lives in the world she can have seven children, although she can have twins but it is rare.
When a baby is born it becomes black but its color changes after six months.
Kima Punju is a teenager after 6 years and is pregnant for six months and raising her baby for 16 months before getting another pregnancy.
The Punju live in groups of about 50-80 in the same way as wolves, and each Punju breed has one male where the male never agrees to let the herd be invaded by another male until his death.
Unless a man can be overthrown by a man if his son has and wants to make a revolution to lead the group, he will have to fight with his leader who is his father.
Winning the battle is what makes him the leader of a place where for a child to make a revolution he has to fight with his leader who is his father to lead the group to win the battle by injuring, injuring or beating him to death.
It is said that the male is breastfed more than the female, he is breastfed so that he can have his own family, so he grows up dreaming of one day having his own family so he is stronger than the female.
each group lives in its own neighborhood and is known from their dynamics although their dynamics vary from state to food supply.
Kima punju is very fond of eating young leaves of trees such as the tops of apples and shrubs which are the ones that prefer to eat more which causes all the bunches of Jozani to have no leaves at all because when they sprout only they are eaten by these animals.
Punju’s diet eats fruit peels such as mangoes, apples and coconut shells and they do not eat sugary fruits such as ripe mangoes, ripe bananas due to their inability to digest sugar (insulin hormone) which makes them less aggressive and as well as others.
Kima punju also prefers to eat black charcoal as a remedy for various ailments that afflict them and is a protection against their disease.
The strange thing is that he has a puncture that he stays for more than five months without drinking water from the foods they eat and does not want him to drink water, as he often eats strong foods including young leaves.
Kima punju usually live a life of love for each other and they also like to watch people come to their area with the aim of watching them, often having fun and playing with people such as tourists in their area.
Their happiness means that it is a Comfort of the heart to visit, This character only has a level where when humans call them they grow up and play together but the thing they hate the most is being beaten.
Most visitors arrive at their destination in a small way and go down to receive the guests with the intention of receiving the gifts you brought, such as bananas, etc.
There is a habit that Punju’s character has, as the Forest Reserve Commissioner Khamis Moh’d told us, that Kima Punju tends to run away from people of African descent (African people).
“This is due to the fact that previously the residents of the surrounding villages and the reserve were stoning them for eating the crops and also invading human settlements,” said Khamis Moh, who is the head of the Jozani forest reserve.
The Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Project, which existed between 1995 and 2003, designated the animal as one of Zanzibar’s conservation emblems.
All in all the sadness that Kima punju is at high risk of extinction where already the World Wildlife Fund (IUCN) has put them on the red line. This situation is due to the habitat being destroyed by humans by harvesting