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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
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Turtle Sanctuary in Nungwi

We visited the Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary while we were in staying in Nungwi. The vist was well worth it and you are able to get up close to the green turtles who are being raised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary while we were in staying in Nungwi. The vist was well worth it and you are able to get up close to the green turtles who are being raised in the sanctuary. The view from the lighthouse is fantastic and the sanctuary is within walking distance from most of the Nungwi resorts at low... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed it but it is very small. Not too busy and we had our very own guide who was very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 10.000 shilling pp, you get a tour of the sanctuary. You get to feed the turtles which are amazing creatures that you have to see in real life. Unlike what you may read somewhere else, swimming with the turtles is prohibited!! You get an explanation of how the turtles live. Our guide sounded like he studied everything by heart... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the few places in the world that you will see so much turtles in a very small area with unbelievable old age up to 190 years old.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Pongwe but wanted to check out other beaches. We weren't sure if there was enough to do for one day or how easy it was to get around without having the "home base" of a hotel there. Suleiman from Mnarani not only guided us through an interesting tour of the turtle lagoon and conservation area, but... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was definitely worth the trip! It was awesome to swim with the turtles and have the employees answer all of our questions. It is so beautiful in the lagoon. It was a memorable morning trip!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a great privilege to visit Mnarani. The work these folks are doing is saintly. The turtles are fascinating to see up close. I saw all age groups from 15 year old adults to one month old turtlettes flapping their little flippers. A must see if you are on the north coast of Zanzibar.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really surprised how can local people help the turtles. I do as a volunteer turtle pictures in Red Sea for research and I know how difficult is to do this job. Guys keep going on and I wish you good luck and nice big turtle day on Feb 20, 2016 when some of your lucky turtles will go... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable trip. We had a little difficulty getting in and out of the pool, but that is because we have bad legs, otherwise it was a great experience sharing a pool with 30 turtles also feeding them with sea weed. The guides will take photos as well so we both had a photo together.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 20.000 tanzanian shillings or 10 usd and you can swim with turtles as long as you wish. Local man tells you also something about their life but it's really difficult to understand their english:) but swimming with turtles is just amazing!!

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