I have visited Zala Park on regular basis from 2003 to 2011 and never saw a monkey in the park .
This being said, i am a little worried about the comments posted in 2013.It seems that the park is really struggling to survive.
What you should know about the park :
- The original project is all about reptiles which are found in the nearby areas and given to the park instead of being killed by local villagers .
- The mission of Zala park is purely educative.A lot of local schools are coming and zala park people try to educate them about snakes ( there are a lot of legends in africa ... )
- The government or any NGO never supported the park which is only financed by visitors donations (in my opinion a shame when you see the money wasted by NGO in very inconsistant projects all around Zanzibar )
- If you take a trip to Zala park :
Make sure you have the right local guide or even better ask to a company like Wildthings Safaris ( true animals lovers and educated scientist with relevant background ) to organize it for you.
- The park is always different because the animals are given to the park ( some die , some escape )
- If you see a monkey, which has been put here to attract tourissts, talk to them in a nice way and ask why is that so before judging .
Hope my review will be helpfull and constructive ; don t hesitate to conctact me if you need any additional informations.
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