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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

Features Animals
Nungwi, Tanzania
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To avoid. I contacted Suleiman by email before arriving in Zanzibar. He is the owner of the Nungwi... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura H
Such close interaction - great fun

My family of 4 adults walked here from Nungwi Beach, which took about 35 minutes. Do take shoes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nungwi, Tanzania
Nungwi, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To avoid. I contacted Suleiman by email before arriving in Zanzibar. He is the owner of the Nungwi Aquarium and that gave me enough confidence to organize with him a surprise for my boyfriend. I booked with him a private sunset dhow and a dinner...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 4 adults walked here from Nungwi Beach, which took about 35 minutes. Do take shoes because as you approach the lighthouse you have to walk inland and there is rubbish that might hurt your feet. There are two turtle sanctuaries here so...More

Thank CarolineSMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially I was the only one looking forward to this attraction. But once I got into the water, my wife and both my kids jumped into this pond. The pond is connected to sea, and therefore at the time of high tide, the sea water...More

Thank SathyanathS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and impressive to see conservation efforts of the locals and o observe plenty of sea tortoise inside natural lagoon. Very conveniently located on Nungwi beach.

Thank 2011Nina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to learn about turtles... can see them and touch them feed them... there are baby turtles and tortoises on both the ends (After entering right and left )... Whale Skeleton is also available and also dolphins skulls only for viewing.. there are 3...More

Thank Siddharth U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with any visit, it was our guide who made all the difference, he was both extremely knowledgeable and also passionate about what the place is trying to achieve - the conservation of turtles. I wasn't aware exactly how endangered turtles actually are - due...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine project. The sea turtles are well-cared for and the guests get a good information and great experience by swimming with the turtles.

Thank Tribler9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place because you really see they care about the turtles. No extra tourist stuff like picking up the turtles that would not be nice for them. They release the turtles into the wild once they’re strong/big enough. They also think a lot about the...More

Thank Fanny J
Reviewed 4 December 2017

i believe those turtles would be happier in a wild environment. The whole enclosure is extremely small (apparently a natural lagoon that interconnects with ocean through underneath channels). Loads of tiny baby turtles were held in a tiny place ( a small built basin with...More

Thank Leila L
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. They encouraged questions and did not rush us. An awesome community involving conservation project. Well worth supporting.

Thank Tonya B
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26 August 2017|
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Response from topsy779 | Reviewed this property |
9am to 6pm 5 dollars entrance fee
25 September 2016|
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Response from IP_CapeTown | Reviewed this property |
At Mnarani you can interact with the turtles in the water. Although people tend to talk about 'swimming'with the turtles, we were in the rocky pool up to our waist while feeding the turtles and could float in the water... More
1 August 2016|
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Response from H3nn1ng | Reviewed this property |
from the hotel beach to the right, a scenic walk of about 15 minutes