Zanzibar City

Masingini Forest Hiking


Discover the beauty of Zanzibar’s nature and wildlife.


Have you had enough of lazing on the beach all day? Come join us for a hike!


Get away from the crowds and commotion of the bustling beach towns.

Hike the Lush Masingini Forest and Explore Local Flora and fauna

Come along with us on a peaceful hike through Masingini Forest and leave behind the busy crowds of Zanzibar. Situated only a brief 20-minute car ride away from Stone Town, this stunning forest covers an impressive 566 hectares and is home to a variety of plants and animals. Allow yourself to relax and recharge in the midst of nature during this calming adventure.


An oasis of peace

and tranquility

Welcome to Masingini Forest – an oasis of peace and tranquility that is so much more than just beautiful beaches and clear waters! Situated just outside Stone Town and easily accessible, Masingini Forest is the perfect destination for nature hiking amidst ancient trees while chattering monkeys play overhead.

The forest gets its name from the many “masingini” or gullies created by its more than 35 gorges. It covers an area of 566 hectares and is located on the highest peak of Zanzibar, standing 120 meters above sea level. Established in the 1950s to protect water sources and soil, Masingini Forest today plays an integral role in supplying water to the city of Zanzibar, as it holds large deposits of groundwater. Its deep, nutrient-rich soil provides a lush habitat for a wide variety of exotic and rare plants.

In terms of fauna, Masingini Forest is home to some of the rarest species on the island, including the endemic red colobus monkey. The forest is also home to small mammals, snakes, reptiles, and a host of other fascinating creatures. So, if you’re looking for a peaceful and unique experience in Zanzibar, look no further than Masingini Forest.

Book Your Masingini Forest Hiking


50 USD per person


3 Hours


Private walking tour


  • Transfer from Stone Town
  • Professional local guide
  • Fruits and snacks
  • Drinking water


Returened transfer from anywhere else on the island  70 USD per car (up to 4 pax)


Don’t forget to bring good walking shoes.

If you are staying in the Stone Town area, we’ll meet in front of the Old Fort and drive for 30 minutes to the trailhead.