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Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

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Pete Village | Jozani, Tanzania
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Don't miss this little gem!

What a wonderful experience for my family, including two teenage girls. We had a fantastic welcome... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2012
Stop by if you are at Jozani Forest!

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is right next to the Jozani forest, and well worth a visit, if only... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2012
Barbara H
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Pete Village | Jozani, Tanzania

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

What a wonderful experience for my family, including two teenage girls. We had a fantastic welcome from a very knowledgeable and informative guide, who allowed us to hold and photograph a variety of caterpillars and chrysalises. The enclosure was full of beautiful butterflies that would...More

2  Thank Itsussoitis
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is right next to the Jozani forest, and well worth a visit, if only to support the mission of a sustainable and ecologically sound source of income for the local community. But the center itself is fascinating and the staff are...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, really close to Jozani National Park and a turtle sanctuary run by local farmers (worth going there too!), is well worth a visit. It is interesting, informative and in a beautiful location. What is more, the centre was set up to...More

2  Thank Emma R
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Definitely worth the visit if you are in the area. A brilliant idea to bring income to locals who act as butterfly "farmers". The guide was well informed and for $5 to help out a great project and also have a fun hour, was well...More

1  Thank AlanB5
Reviewed August 28, 2012

check it ! it is just mn from jozani forest and very cute shouldnt be more than 5USD if you ask me !

Thank Henri A
Reviewed August 27, 2012

What struck me most about this centre is the genuine passion of the staff - both for the butterflies and for the help this gives to the local area. On arrival you are given a brief talk on the life cycle of the butterfly and...More

Thank sarahlondon2012
Reviewed August 19, 2012

I was a bit dubious bout a Butterfly centre but this is a really well run place and a great local initiative, the staff and very friendly and all highly knowledgeable. Its only $5 and takes about 30 minutes and is just down the road...More

Thank James T
Reviewed August 17, 2012

After our visit to the Jozani Forest, we've stopped at the ZBC. I think it's a good project for the locals. It's nice to see the proces a butterfly makes to become butterfly. In the garden we've seen a lot of precious butterfly's in a...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is located (coming from StoneTown) on the left side of the road, one kilometer before you get to the entrance of Jozani National Parc. You'll experience butterflies flying very close by hand, learn about the complete life cycle of these mesmerizing...More

Thank waterwerk48
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Althought the amoubnt of butteflies on show is not huge, the fact that this is a project that involves and helps the local communities (profits go to these), the closeness to the amazing jozani forest (literally minutes away) and the lovely enthusiastic staff working there...More

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