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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

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Great opportunity to get close to turtles

Worth the walk and easy to find. It is nothing fancy but very nice to feed the turtles and learn a... read more

Reviewed today
Hamburg, Germany
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Excellent Work Being Done Here

The Conservation work being done here is amazing. It is an interesting visit. Staff are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jaqui D
Cape Town, South Africa
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN ZANZIBAR (except for by chance wild in the ocean) WHERE YOU CAN SWIM WITH TURTLES. The other, Nungwi natural aquarium ,does not allow swimming with the turtles. At Mnarani Conservation pond, turtles that were caught in nets etc. are...More

4  Thank Heidene
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This man is a liar, a scammer, and is a money-hungry cheat. DO NOT interact with Carlo Alberto AT ALL.

10  Thank Kathryn K
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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth the walk and easy to find. It is nothing fancy but very nice to feed the turtles and learn a bit about them. There was a guide who told us a bit about the complex and turtles. Keep up the good work

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to support the water turtle species, which is in danger of extinction. They take care of the turtles and the eggs produced until they are big enough to be released to the ocean. They even look for eggs in the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mnarani Turtles was really a wonderful experience. The guide was funny and put myself and my 10-year old daughter at ease by telling us the turtles are "vegetarian and won't bite". The turtles were friendly swam close to us. I will definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

magical place, the tertles are very frendly you dont need a guide to get there..just go notrh on the beach and ask people..they are very helpful

Thank JuliaK6329
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turtles are brought here if they are caught by local fishermen to recover and recuperate. You can feed and swim with them. There are many of varying sizes. They do great work and need our support.

1  Thank Kenwyoung
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked there by the beach and decided to go inside. You could feed the turtles and hear some information about the conservation process and about the sealife arround the island. We were a bit disappointed to see the facilities condition, it's not so maintained...More

Thank EdenX2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a privilege it was to swim with these beautiful creatures, it was a surreal experience that you have to do whilst on the island, these turtles stay in this environment for 2-3 months once rehabilitated they are release back into the ocean

Thank LeonP1154
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Conservation work being done here is amazing. It is an interesting visit. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. You are allowed to feed the turtles in rehab and they are let out to their natural environment after recovering. Great to see baby turtles as well

Thank Jaqui D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly excellent turtle sanctuary helping to save the sea turtle population in and around Zanzibar. The sanctuary has a very large natural cove for the 50 or so sea turtles that are rescued from fisherman nets or from eating plastic in the sea. Sea...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We showed up a few minutes after 9am and were the only ones in the sanctuary. We swam and fed the turtles they just climb over you to get food. They are so gentle and the fact that they take in the turtles that the...More

Thank Aaren T
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Ronnie F
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Response from Nikola R | Reviewed this property |
no, just come and buy a ticket
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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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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