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Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA)

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Muungoni Village, Tanzania
+255 777 850 816
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ZALA is not worth of the name 'park' and even less 'conservation'. The few animals that they have... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2017
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Big disappointment

First of all, the adress of ZALA is wrong. We took a road from TripAdvisor, but it's not right one... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2016
Alena K
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“nature trail” (2 reviews)
“chameleon” (7 reviews)
Muungoni Village, Tanzania
+255 777 850 816

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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

ZALA is not worth of the name 'park' and even less 'conservation'. The few animals that they have are trapped and held in very small enclosures. They threw stones & branches at the 2 Hyraxes (dassies) and a dikdik because they wouldn't come out of...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

First of all, the adress of ZALA is wrong. We took a road from TripAdvisor, but it's not right one. After calling to a guy, we went to Jozani forest. It's 10.000sh per person. And we didn't see cool stuff. 3 snake, 5 turtatles, 2...More

2  Thank Alena K
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Sunset in the mangroves, try to sleep with bush-babies company at night, meet people from Muungoni Village. Mr. Mohammed, an authority of Muungoni Village, is the head of the interesting project to construct eco-tourisme in and arround his community. Protecting nature, sensitizing local people for...More

Thank Monika H
Reviewed June 26, 2016

...but the chap took us down the road to another small park which housed lots of reptiles and a few other animals. It was pretty cool to hold chameleons. I am not sure if this was another park or part of ZALA but it is...More

Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Place is a bit runned down and the 7 us entrance fee is high for what they offer. Though if you have small kids is nice for them to see all those animals. And plenty playground for them to play also. Try the camel ride.

1  Thank Nikolaos82
Reviewed November 9, 2015

This place is often overlooked but it is good if your interested in the other animals of Zanzibar other than the monkeys, especially the reptiles.

Thank crockett101
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Mr mohamed was very warm and welcoming. It was a very inspiring visit and suprised me at how much I learned about the culture of the villagers. This is a great place to take kids to experience a more sustainable way of life. My fiancée...More

3  Thank Chino D
Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stopped here in transit back to Stone Town. The park was on the point of closing but, as usual, the "Zanzabaries" were all smiles and happy to show us around. The reptiles are amazing from long, and sometimes angry, monitor lizards to beautiful wee...More

1  Thank DWMcC
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We went to ZALA park in 2011 and to find it still going is amazing, they are using the park to educate local school children about wildlife in the locality and how important it is to survive. They are now a much bigger park with...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed July 24, 2015

A very interesting and amazing park, where all incomes/fundings are used to support the local school and community in general. Three types of guided tours: Nature Trail, Water trail, both with canoeing into the mangrove forest, and Cultural Trail with a visit to the local...More

Thank Martin P
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