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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

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Nungwi, Tanzania
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Nice place to visit, turtles in all ages, dolphin skulls, whale skeleton, for10USD/person, but not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mijana
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Prague, Czech Republic
Support local conservation/education efforts!

It's worth a visit! The primary purpose is education, caring for turtles, and a source of work for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline B
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice place to visit, turtles in all ages, dolphin skulls, whale skeleton, for10USD/person, but not many things to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth a visit! The primary purpose is education, caring for turtles, and a source of work for local folks interested in conservation. Supporting local conservation and education efforts is so important in areas with few resources, so they can grow rehab and release programs....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have many doubts about Mnarani. The guide showing me around seemed very vague on the details of how this place is actually helping conservation efforts. Although it brands itself as a place that exists to look after turtles who have accidentally been caught in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sanctuary is a very nice little spot where the turtles seem fairly happy. The staff is also quite knowledgeable on the turtles and quite accommodating to the guests. The only small issue is the lack of clarity as to what occurs to the turtles,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend half an hour. Only $5. Guides were knowledgeable and passionate. Lovely to see the turtles up close and feed them. This project plans a very important role in turtle conservation in Zanzibar. Please visit and support.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $5, a guide walked us through the conservation exhibits and pools. We were looking for an aquarium of different sea creatures but stepping into a turtle conservancy site instead proved both delightful and educational. The simple exhibits showed different stages of a turtle's life...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This place was great, we spent about 2 hours here, just swimming with the turtles. It's a small, shallow (about 3 feet in some places) salt-water pool where there were about 25-ish turtles being houses. It's inexpensive and the staff has buckets of seaweed you...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Great experience. More than 10 boats, hundreds of people and turtles in such fun activity. In Mnarani Marine Turtles conservation you can even volunteer and stay there as a volunteer.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit and helpful guides are available to tell you the story behind the conservatory. Only $5 and you contribute to the preservation of the turtles.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Great experience, worth visiting, turtles were cute, I recommend to come when the tide si high so you can swim with them

Thank Nikola R
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Annamária M
27 March 2018|
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Response from IuliaIoanaParis | Reviewed this property |
Ask at local people about dolphins tour. They will definitely give you the best option for you. Excursion with hotels they are very expensive. We payed 75$ for 2 person with locals guys ( dolphins tour and Jordan ) and with... More
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Maschelle
15 February 2018|
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Response from Millan V | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sadly it won’t be possible. As this place is a sanctuary for turtles, and some are being rehabilitated. Touching them isn’t allowed. But they allow ppl to feed the turtles With the green the caretakers provide... More
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9am to 6pm 5 dollars entrance fee
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