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“Interesting, but conservation?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Nungwi
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Ghent, Belgium
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting, but conservation?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

A pond that follows the tides, with a number of green turtles that are fed seeweed by the visitors. Nice to see them that close, but I see no reason for keeping perfectly healthy turtles in captivity -except of course attracting tourists. It's a Nungwi community initiative, and these people can use some support, so your 5 dollars may be well spent after all.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hmmm not sure about this one”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

As any person really enjoyed looking and feeding turtles but I am not sure if "conservation" is the real aim of this establishment. Its very hard to judge these days as everyone brands themselves eco friendly etc. but to my naked eye conditions that these turtles are kept I would not describe as happy ! I would not visit again personally.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Really interesting visit, the staff were very informative & keen to share the history & intentions of the sanctuary, we also got to feed the turtles.

Visited September 2012
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Worth a look, but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Sure, they've got a load of turtles in there, but the water doesn't look the cleanest and I wasn't entirely convinced that they do actually release the turtles back in to the wild. If it's a genuine conservation and rescue centre then full credit to them and it deserves a higher rating. If it's a zoo exhibit, then not happy being conned.

Visited October 2012
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Gdynia, Poland
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“You can feed the turtles”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

At the beginning please watch there are 2 aquariums in Nungwi. One just by the beach near lighthouse- Nungwi conservation pond the the second one Baracka Aquarium. Go to the first one and avoid the other. You will get your own guide including the price. You will have a possibility to learn a lot about the see turtles and aven feed them. It is interesting that they try over there to save those amazing animals.

Visited September 2012
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