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Address: Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 778286500
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I was able to visit this turtle aquarium during low season, so it wasn't busy at all. It cost $5, as a donation to their work, to get in. Thankfully I was able to have a volunteer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Feeding the rescued sea turtles was an amazing experience. Worth going and supporting the conservation and protection of the turtles.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I feel there is some confusion regarding visiting the turtles in Nungwe. At Nungwe Aquarium, turn right off the beach, at sign for Aquarium before you reach the lighthouse, there is a natural tidal pool where you pay 20,000TSH (R120) to swim and feed the turtles. It is incredible. We had the place to ourselves there were up to 20... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was able to visit this turtle aquarium during low season, so it wasn't busy at all. It cost $5, as a donation to their work, to get in. Thankfully I was able to have a volunteer as a guide, named Mohammed, from Kenya who was very, very knowledgeable about anything related to these turtles. We were able to see... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nothing special to see but the cause and project that they are doing with these turtles are good. They turtles are released into nature once a year.

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Kigali Province, Rwanda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We heard a lot about that natural aquarium! Well it's a nice project and all. Apparently the turtles are released to the sea, but I was surprised to find some quite huge turtles being kept in that aquarium. Why not release them? I can understand the small ones can be kept for a while to be taken care of before... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This turtle sanctuary is doing a great job of sensible and informed conservation, with excellent results for turtles.

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Entebbe, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Swimming with the turtles was a truly amazing experience for all of us! They provide food for you to feed them and the cost is minimal at about $5 USD. The water was much cleaner than I expected and we were able to shower off in a private room after (based on the availability of the room) It is more... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You can see baby turtels and are allowed to feed the old turtels. The oldest one in march 2015 was about 50 years old. Ask for Mohammed as your guide. He has a lot of knowledge and loves to share it with you. They also have 2-3 crocodiles. 5Dollar p.P. is not much money and your helping a lot, saving... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I like what this is all about, preserving & feeding the turtles and they release them once a year (we missed it by about a week and I think THAT would have been great to see!) Worth a visit if you go for a walk all the way as it's not costly (and for a good cause), but will occupy... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Try to go when it is hide tide or else not such an experience. There is a fee and you can get to feed the turtles. Fun experience for the kids not so much for adults. Anyhow you decide.

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Address: Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 778286500
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi

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