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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

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Shear - forgive my spelling but Duty Manager, inquisitive and informative in a wonderful cultural , marine life exchange. He should be looked after by the owners !

Thank JRCapeTown007
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I totally enjoyed myself here. When we got there and I looked at the darkish sea water I was like hell no I ain't going in there! The guides were persuasive and guess what I got in and enjoyed swimming with them turtles!

Thank Jackie N
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2 reviews
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

10000,- shiling pef person short but nice u can feed turtles u lisen story about kind of turtles, what all living here on Zanzibar

Thank Barbora S
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Since theres not much to do in Nungwi, its nice to take a walk and go see... 5 usd per person to enter... Not like an aquarium in the usual sense.... Yunus was an excellent English guide and teacher👏👏👏 Maximum time spent at this place is 15 minutes... My advice... support the cause and go and see it if u... More 

Thank Munira1
Hereford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

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

Thank RamblingRon69
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 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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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank MelaniGM
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank JumbaENDEGWA
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank JJH0706
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Yuliya C

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