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Nungwi Natural Aquarium

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Address: Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
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+255 778 286 500
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Well worth the effort!

If you like to get up close to turtles then this is the place for you! The staff are always pleased to help and answer any questions you may have but we did wonder who was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RamblingRon69
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to get up close to turtles then this is the place for you! The staff are always pleased to help and answer any questions you may have but we did wonder who was actually in charge and what their motivation was. I wouldn't rate it as a star attraction but well worth a visit

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go to Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond. But we found this one. Here the turtles are not being released! Once they are brought there by fishermen, they stay their whole lifetime in this pond :( its very sad. Even that they allow you to swim with them. It's not good for the animals! The water is full... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

It was great seeing the turtles up close and being able to feed them, the guides are informative and friendly. The facility itself is very much rundown and I cant help but wonder if the money given for the Turtles rescue and rehab are being used correctly. They can clean up a bit and make the facilities inside and outside... More 

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Thank MelaniGM
Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Nothing spectacular about the place since it seems to being run by unprofessional village boys, however, one might be excited about swimming with the turtles OR go see 3 pythons

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Thank JumbaENDEGWA
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

not the cheapest but the site is great and had a lot of fun. you need to take the full package or at least h/b since there is no much around.

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Thank JJH0706
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Aquarium is situated in the end of the beach near light house. On the way you can meet many locals who wants to help you get there and earn some money on you, but it's easy to get there without any help. I wanted to swim with turtles, but didn't ask about this on the entrance..... there are two aquariums... More 

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Thank Yuliya C
Sheffield
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Please move the crocodiles to a more appropriate venue. Concrete bunkers are not appropriate for Nile crocodiles that can grow to 15ft long. They need space to move. They are not indigenous to Zanzibar. Great work looking after the turtles but you treat another species so cruelly. Please....

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Thank crossy44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

i worked there as a volunteer for one month the main thing is, the treat the animals right, they know how to handle the hurted ones for 5$ you can get a great tour to see the big ones and also the babies. you can get a lot of informations about the history and the life of the turtles and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Make sure to ask if this is the one where u can swim. The two aquarium are next to each othe and both are near the light house. One u can swim and one you can't. When swimming with them be careful as they do bite especially as you are feeding them.

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1 Thank Shehnaaz C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Although in a very shabby place, the actual aquarium with the turtles is lovely! I did get bitten by one of the turtles in my leg, they told me it maybe that some seaweed was on my leg (fine). I didn't like the one of the guys who lead us to the aquarium had his phone out when we were... More 

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