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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There was a 5$ entrance fee but this was well worth it knowing that you contribute towards preserving the endangered green turtles. If you are there in feb, there is a grand release of the turtles back into the wild. they have been healed back to health from the injuries they have received from fishermen, who bring the turtles here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Obviously swimming with turtles every morning and evening was the highlight, but it was great to know that these turtles are there as they have been injured when caught by fishermen. The turtles are rehabilitated and then put back into the ocean, how much the human interaction affects them after they are released i am not sure though, i was... More 

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