Jozani Forest, Zanzibar
Concierge.com's insider take:
A leafy oasis about an hour's drive from Stone Town, Jozani is a good place to break up the monotony of long, lazy days on the beach. Hard-core hikers might be disappointed by the forest's diminutive size, but an amble along Jozani's nature trails makes for a pleasant stroll and can be covered in about an hour. The park is best known for its resident red colobus monkeys, a rare primate species that can be spotted scampering through the lush canopy; visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon for the best chance of sightings. Jozani is a popular day trip from Stone Town—it's frequently offered along with dolphin tours off the southern coast near Kizimkazi—and visits can be arranged through any hotel in town or travel agencies such as Zan Tours (Malawi Rd.; 255-24-223-3116; www.zantours.com).