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Nungwi Natural Aquarium

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Great place to visit.

Lovely to see how they take care of the turtles and sets them free again. Appreciative work. They... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aarhus, Denmark
Interesting place

My wife & me took the Riu hotel guided walk into Nungwi village which involves walking along roads... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely to see how they take care of the turtles and sets them free again. Appreciative work. They also have a small hospital for little very ill turtles. We fed them turtles and helped change the water with the baby turtles. Exciting.

Thank SusanneEBlaa77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & me took the Riu hotel guided walk into Nungwi village which involves walking along roads , through hotel grounds as well as along the beach due to changing tide levels . After visiting the village we were offered the chance to call...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This turtle sanctuary rescues turtles and keeps them safe in a small lagoon until they can be released each year into the sea. This takes place during a local festival in February each year. By visiting the aquarium ($5 each) one can learn a little...More

Thank mc8sr
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Walked to the aquarium one morning was a 10min beach walk from the Double tree hotel. Entrance was $5 each. Guide that took us was very knowledge on what he was talking about. Got to feed the turtles. All in all worth the money, nice...More

Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a little difficult to find but worth the effort, suggest ask a local on the beach at Nungwi. It is about 15 minute walk from the Hilton. $10 entry fee small kids free. Feed and swim with the turtles in a natural...More

Thank JacknDude
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Well, if you consider the entrance fee as a support to the organisation, then it is fine. Otherwise you won´t see much.

Thank Marketa_from_Prague
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Injured turtles, mainly green backed are brought to this sanctuary for rehabilitation. Excellent work done by volunteers and deserve accolades.

Thank Hugh W
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We had a fantastic fun time with the turtles. However, today I am feeling really sick and I'm wondering whether anyone else has also had this after swimming with the turtles? I was swimming underwater quite a lot and I'm sure I swallowed the water....More

Thank Antonia S
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the aquarium in low season but we were really surprised. Our guide showed us from the smaller turtles to the biggest. Everyone who works here is a volunteer and I am really happy the people help them. The entry fee is 5$.

Thank Hana C
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We went to the sister of this aquarium about 100 meters away and was surprised to find that you can swim with 25 or so turtles. You can hire snorkeling masks as well to truly see them under water. You are given seaweed to feed...More

Thank WBronkhorst
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Osher E
28 August 2017|
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Response from ebigmac | Reviewed this property |
Nungwi did not have any facility, that we saw, for swimming with the turtles. It appeared to be focused on rescue.