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Nungwi Natural Aquarium

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Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
+255 778 286 500
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Great experience but now feeling sick- is it related?

We had a fantastic fun time with the turtles. However, today I am feeling really sick and I'm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Antonia S
Nice place for visiting

We visited the aquarium in low season but we were really surprised. Our guide showed us from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hana C
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
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“sea turtles” (13 reviews)
“entrance fee” (8 reviews)
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Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
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+255 778 286 500
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"sea turtles"
in 13 reviews
"natural environment"
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"entrance fee"
in 8 reviews
"conservation project"
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"amazing turtles"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"support the local community"
in 2 reviews
"fish"
in 10 reviews
"light house"
in 2 reviews
"small area"
in 2 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 2 reviews
"lighthouse"
in 8 reviews
"beach"
in 21 reviews
"python"
in 4 reviews
"locals"
in 12 reviews
"species"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, the new babies just hatched and was so special Very good organisation, keep on doing the good work

Thank Franine F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to visit very informative a nice natural environment and the staff are very committed to the cause of the conservancy programme.

Thank bonviveure
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from my trip in Zanzibar and I went to visit this place. It's really amazing!!! Definitely it worth to go and see. Like you can read in many reviews below - yes, it is only "the hole" wit turtles, but that felling...More

Thank Daniko27
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We came the day after they released the turtles which is great but there were limited turtles in the enclosure . It is worth going to see and support wildlife preservation. The guide seemed to rush us and seemed disinterested. We asked to stay longer...More

Thank bindybel
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of turtles in this lake. Some of them are really big. You can swim and feed them for 10$. They are really nice and friendly.

Thank Edda T
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I recommend visiting this place. It's a small area and You'll see mostly one type of sea turtle there. You can feed them and You get a guide that tells you about all types of sea turtles. You can see the baby turtles and skeletons...More

Thank Yossi E
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

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

1  Thank Laura H
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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.
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