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Address: Muungoni Village, Tanzania
Phone Number: 2550777850816
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Mr mohamed was very warm and welcoming. It was a very inspiring visit and suprised me at how much I learned about the culture of the villagers. This is a great place to take kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Chino D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Mr mohamed was very warm and welcoming. It was a very inspiring visit and suprised me at how much I learned about the culture of the villagers. This is a great place to take kids to experience a more sustainable way of life. My fiancée and I were eating and learning about fruit we had never seen before. Mr mohamed... More 

Thank Chino D
Duns, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here in transit back to Stone Town. The park was on the point of closing but, as usual, the "Zanzabaries" were all smiles and happy to show us around. The reptiles are amazing from long, and sometimes angry, monitor lizards to beautiful wee chameleons. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The fact that this is an education conservation... More 

Thank DWMcC
Newport, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went to ZALA park in 2011 and to find it still going is amazing, they are using the park to educate local school children about wildlife in the locality and how important it is to survive. They are now a much bigger park with more animals but the aims remain the same. I think that this is a worthy... More 

Thank Dave O
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A very interesting and amazing park, where all incomes/fundings are used to support the local school and community in general. Three types of guided tours: Nature Trail, Water trail, both with canoeing into the mangrove forest, and Cultural Trail with a visit to the local Muungoni village. Local meal can be arranged. It is incredible results that these people have... More 

Thank Martin P
Monchengladbach, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It's not a big parc, but it's a nice community project! The guides showed us around and told us a lot about the animals. You can see a lots of reptiles (and no giraffes as the picture above might suggest). I was for example hoding a small chameleon in my hands. They also organize cultural village tours and natural trail... More 

1 Thank Eva Z
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I think Mohammed Ayoub has done a fantastic job of educating local people and providing a place for tourists to learn more about Zanzibar's indigenous wildlife. When I stayed in this village in 1999 there was no electricity or running water. I'm not sure if that's still the case, but to run a house for animals without these things is... More 

3 Thank HermesCarlyon
Montpellier, France
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have visited Zala Park on regular basis from 2003 to 2011 and never saw a monkey in the park . This being said, i am a little worried about the comments posted in 2013.It seems that the park is really struggling to survive. What you should know about the park : - The original project is all about reptiles... More 

10 Thank Benjaminmpaka
Stone Town, Tanzania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

ZALA Park was set up by a local school teacher (Mohammed) who's aim was to educate the local community about the animals in the forest surrounding them. The reptiles and mammals in the forest are often killed by the locals due to superstitious beliefs and traditions (often related to witchcraft), ZALA park is trying to eradicate these beliefs through education.... More 

7 Thank Josh J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were asked by our Jozani Forest guide if we’d be interested in seeing small animals, so we ended up here. Our suspicion quickly arose. Materials are very simple and the place doesn’t look suited to hold animals. The worst encounter was with a monkey who was held with a rope on his leg. The poor little thing clearly wasn’t... More 

10 Thank LCH1976
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

nice place for leasure, freshing mind, there are different animal from a different place around the world

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