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Jozani is a village it is located in the southeast of the island, 3.1 miles (5 km) south of chwaka bay , close to the edge of the Jozani chwak bay .It is primarily a farming community of about 800 people. Jozani Village is located 21.7 miles (35 km) south-east of Zanzibar town  off the road leading to Paje ,Zanzibar. It is easily reached by public buses 309 and 310, by chartered taxi or as an organized tour from Zanzibar Town.

These tours are often in combination with dolphin observation in Kizimkazi,one of Zanzibar’s oldest settlements with a tiny 12th century mosque open to public.The main road on the island, connecting the west and east coasts of Zanzibar, also connects to Jozani. Besides public bus routes 9, 10 and 13, you can also get here from Zanzibar Town by dala dala number 309, 310, 324, and 326. Jozani is a small and rural village, situated in the innermost part of the Pete , immediately south of the Jozani  chwaka bay.  It is one of six rural villages surrounding the park. Residents here depend to a large degree on the Jozani Forest as a source of firewood, hunting, building resources, farming, fishing, and more. The village also operates ecotourism in the Jozani Forest and has constructed a 0.6 mile (1 km) boardwalk through the mangrovesat the southern road entrance into the national park. Many villagers work as authorized guides for tours in the southern tip of Jozani Forest.

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