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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
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Small and simple but you can get real close to the turtles!

Interesting and cute attraction, specially if they recently got baby turtles to see. Small and simple place, but surprisingly had pretty good explanation from the guide (included... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting and cute attraction, specially if they recently got baby turtles to see. Small and simple place, but surprisingly had pretty good explanation from the guide (included in entrance fee), and allowed you to get real close with the turtles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Adult turtles , injured or caught in fishing nets are kept until they are well -and released every 20 Feb into the sea. Cared for by team of international conservationists and vets. We were able to feed them sea lettuce and take many photos.This was a most memorable outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very unassuming - we nearly tripped over it. No one else was there and it was so clear and loads of very friendly turtles, which my son of 10 happily swam with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Take a leisurely stroll along the beach and you find this small sea turtle haven. We had a great time feeding the turtles and listening to how the locals try and help conserve them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the place got great concept, lovely spacious natural pool with crystal clear waters and over 30 sea turtles swimming around, you can feed them, touch them swim with them or just sit and watch them flying graceful in the pool. the place itself not having much facilities or publicity, hopefully the more people will visit- the better it will become.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I wish had my costume. I would have swam with them. Just be warned they do like to bite and you can swim with them. But be warned they are hungry. lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A wonderful experience and such a great cause. Although it was raining heavily when we went I still has a brilliant time, we swam with and fed the turtles for an hour or two and saw the great work the team of volunteers do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So proud of the conservation on the Island. Feeding the sea turtles seaweed was a great experience and seeing the natural lagoon conservation setting was amazing! worth to go and see and support them in rescuing the turtles that get caught in the fishing nets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Doing great work for these creatures. A dedicated group of people operating on little budget. A well informed guide. Facilities very basic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

they could do a much better job in helping these little guys. First of all, put the babies in separate basins, with fresh water and live food and change daily...then perhaps they won't eat their partners fins. The other suggestion is to allow people to throw the food to the turtles (with supervision of course, but its a much better... More 

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi

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