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Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

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All reviews beautiful butterflies local community eggs small entrance fee nice stopover quick visit stone town community based small community enclosed area worth a stop the east coast chrysalis project stages species employment
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was super small approx 15×5m and only a few of butterfly... We paied 32k shillings (2 adults, 2 children) and we saw the same butterfly as you can see in the Europe

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Erik E
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Interesting mission (make sure to ask). Pretty small, but nice in expensive stop. We just asked our driver when heading to our hotel to stop and we paid program directly. Most paid tours are actually just the cab and the person paying for the entrence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

There is a small entrance fee for this centre.It is basically a social community service for the farmers. At the beginning you will be given short description about the various stages of butterfly’s life and then you can spend time in the area with different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Very informative, loved the guides. The space is next to the forest and we saw the red monkeys in the trees next to the butterfly centre. There was other species of frog and animals close by. Various species of butterflies, there was about 27 different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanielleE1175
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Good community based project that sustains the butterfly farm. Nice for a quick visit or longer if you are determined to get that one good photo.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PaulineD332
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Excellent guide, excellent butteflies, excellent catterpillers, excellent cryalisses! It isn't a place to spend all day, but perfect for an hour (or two if you want to get some really good photos).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We enjoyed learning about the community aspect of the project and been taught about butterfly life cycles, eggs and butterfly chrysalis. There are many beautiful butterflies to be seen inside the enclosure, but very difficult to take a photo of them. This project helps developing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RonelV67
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re on the road on Zanzibar you should stop there. The farmer shortly explain you the story about the place and then you can spend some time inside the cage 🐛🦋

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joehiroth
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love Butterflies. This is a unique place that houses the unique species from the different stages of life. I could just watch them all day. You can see the tiniest of eggs to the cocoon to the full on butterfly. All different colors....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lstyles4u
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We stopped on the way back from our visit to Coral Rock Hotel. It was brief yet informative and nice to get up close to the butterflies you see all over the island.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wifeinmidlifecrisis
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