Zanzibar City

Masingini Forest Hiking


Explore Zanzibar through its beautiful nature & wildlife.


Are you done with lying on the beach all day? Join us for a hike!


Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy beach towns.

Hike the Lush Masingini Forest and Explore Local Flora & Fauna

Escape the crowds and rush hours of Zanzibar and join us on a peaceful hike through Masingini Forest. Just 20 minutes outside Stone Town, this natural forest covers over 566 hectares of abundant flora and fauna. Reconnect with nature on this relaxing getaway.


An oasis of peace

and tranquility

Zanzibar is so much more than beautiful beaches and clear waters! Easily accessible and located just outside Stone Town, Masingini Forest is the perfect place for a nature hike among ancient trees, while chattering monkeys play overhead.

The forest is named after the many “masingini” (gullies) created by its more than 35 gorges. With an area of 566 hectares and located on the highest peak of Zanzibar, 120 meters above sea level, the forest was established in the 1950s to protect water sources and soil.

Today, Masingini Forest 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, the 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 insects, including the giant African millipede.

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


Transfer from anywhere else on the island – 60 USD per car (up to 5 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.