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“A small zoo” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Nungwi Natural Aquarium

Nungwi Natural Aquarium
Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
255 778286500
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Nungwi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A small zoo”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

I have questions about the pretended sanctionary for animals it seems to be more like a small zoo that keeps various animals. Could be more ecology minded. Local community is involved and nice. The cafe outside has very good food. Did not understand why some of the turtles are not released to the ocean

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“Good overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Excellent centre - although not sure why there has to be captive snake etc. The only downside, which is not the centre's fault, is the near-naked Italian visitors who have no decency or regard for the fact that this is a Moslem country.

Visited October 2012
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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“Yiu can feed the turtles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

At the beginning please watch there are 2 aquariums in Nungwi. One just by the beach near lighthouse- Nungwi conservation pond the the second one Baracka Aquarium. Go to the first one and avoid the other. You will get your own guide including the price. You will have a possibility to learn a lot about the see turtles and aven feed them. It is interesting that they try over there to save those amazing animals.

Visited September 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Turtles Power”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The turtles were great - we got up close and personal with them and got to feed them a bucket of seaweed. Lovely guy working there and answered all our questions!

Visited September 2012
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Medford, Massachusetts
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“Get up close and personal with Turtles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a hidden gem. For $7 USD, you can pet and feed the turtles for as long as you like. The employees are very nice and freely share what they know.

Visited September 2012
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