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Address: Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 778286500
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Visited the Nungwi Aquarium recently during a Zanzibar trip. I went to see the turtles. A self managed conservatory center, this place cares for turtles and then releases... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is very small.It includes a few turtles and several fishes .The entrance is $5 there is a guide.The all tour will last 10-15min.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited the Nungwi Aquarium recently during a Zanzibar trip. I went to see the turtles. A self managed conservatory center, this place cares for turtles and then releases them into the wild once they are developed enough. Struggling with finances, it is a place that upholds a worthy cause (helping to prevent an endangered specie from becoming extinct) but could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Magnificent effort from the locals to save the green turtle endemic to these waters. Egg laying and hatching is monitored so that the hatch lings can be protected for 6 months before they are let loose , they are then better able to survive. Lovely guided tour by a most knowledgeble gentleman . We saw day old babies to 21... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The beach at Nungwi is stunning. The natural lagoon is worth a visit as it is a nice project but don't expect much of the visit. Go there to see some turtles and the story and nothing more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The turtles are really cute. pity I didn't have my costume on as I would have swam with turtles. You can feed them but be warned their becks are very sharp. They had a croc and he looked a bit tried and in a small cage. Not very much to see but outside where the locals are they building of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The saving and preservation of and ultimate release of these animals annually is a fantastic initiative where the fishermen of the island are encouraged to bring turtles caught to the sanctuary

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

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