Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi

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Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi

Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi
3.5
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
About
Welcome to Baraka Natural Aquarium Come to Zanzibar's Best Turtles Aquarium and enjoy the chance to see,feed and swim with these beautiful native animals Our turtles are brought to us after they have been caught in fisherman's net and have been injured and once they reach a certain size we release them back into the Ocean
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ria734
Bratislava Region, Slovakia19 contributions
terrible
Jul 2021 • Couples
It is sad place - you literally support capturing and selling turtles by fisherman to aquarium… there are no rules and no one watching for what tourists do to animals, they hand on them, swim on them, it is really sad. better go snorkeling. I understand that people in zanzibar struggle but I cant handle the fact that they use innocent and protected animals to get better, there are other ways. Please dont support this bussines. They release turtles and buy new one. The ponds are dirty…
Written 31 July 2021
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Inspiration650106
New York16 contributions
Terrible
Jul 2021 • Solo
This is one of the saddest attractions I’ve visited in Africa. The conservation angle is clearly a ruse as the animals are crowded into an extremely dirty pond and forced to interact with disrespectful tourist after disrespectful tourist. Rumor is the animals are captured by local fishermen and sold to the “aquarium.” They then ceremonially release some of the turtles once a year to collect an inflated gate price from spectators. The poorly educated staff is more concerned with collecting entry fees than preventing overcrowding and stopping visitors from aggressively handling the animals. This place would never fly in a less corrupt country.
Written 17 July 2021
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Magi G
Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania226 contributions
Most attractive fun with sea turtles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Can you imagine, you can swimming and petting sea turtles. The animals are big and friendly. They eating seaweeds from your hands. It is really Unforgettable. Polite boys taking a pictures and videos if you. This place is worth
Written 18 March 2021
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kozorok
Ljubljana, Slovenia51 contributions
A top Zanzibar's Must NOT
Jan 2021
while there are many must-do attractions in this world, the Baraka Natural Aquarium is certainly a must-not. In January 2021, the water was filthy, with visible human feces. There is no ticket issued at the entrance, so it is reasonable to assume, that it is a private and lucrative business (20.000 TZS per adult). Moreover, the divers diving at nearby dive sites reports that the number of turtles spoted around Zanzibar has substantially decreased. If you want to see turtles and contribute to the legitimate conservation projects in Zanzibar, visit the turtle conservation sanctuary nearby, not to be confused with this heart tearing misery. Btw, the murky water onsite is a total opposite of the clear water displayed on their web page. Highly disuasive!
Written 12 January 2021
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Владимир К
Kharkiv, Ukraine7 contributions
It's the great place!
Oct 2020 • Family
I was here with my family. It was amazing! Turtles very friendly and funny. We were here around 2 hours!
Written 29 October 2020
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Alfredy Jackson
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania166 contributions
Nature connects Creatures.
Feb 2020
The other name called Kwabaraka.
it's nice Aquarium where we can have time together enjoy the nature between human and animals.
it's well reserved and i would keep on visit at this place.
But: recommend, Please let's take shower before entering to swim with the turtles, sunscreen and other hair oil or perfumes can harm the turtles as well as loosing this place. let's maintain the nature resources we have for the benefit of our future generation too.
Other wise, Let's enjoy and have new experience also caring the big friendly chatu (Snake)
Written 2 October 2020
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MammaM
115 contributions
Go to the proper sanctuary, not here.
Jul 2020 • Family
The taxi driver took us here, despite my instructions to go to the sanctuary. Once inside we paid $10 each and no receipt. They let you get into a small seawater pond and throw seaweed at you so the turtles all come to feed. The pond was full of what I suspected was turtle poo and we all got bitten. No first aid kit, and the man supervising was dismissive and patronising about the three nasty bites
on my daughters arm. Afterwards, I made the taxi take us to the correct sanctuary and the supervisor there showed us a much larger lake for the turtles and told us that Baraka doesn’t release these poor turtles as they
should. He said turtles rarely bite, but only if extremely hungry.
DO NOT support these Copycat cowboys.
Written 21 July 2020
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Silje Victoria Sæthre
Kampala, Uganda14 contributions
Great experience! 🐢
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I came here to see the turtles and swim with them. And we loved it!
There were not many people there, so we spent some time. Turtles were many, and they swim around you when you feed them. It’s actually a bit scary when they all surround you, and suddenly a big one is coming from behind. But what an amazing feeling to be so close to these beautiful creatures.
It seems like the turtles were happy and treated well. It wasn’t too expensive either.
Written 5 March 2020
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Akoo16
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions
Turtles at Baraka
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went to this aquarium recently.Overall we had a good experience,it wasn’t too busy when we got there which was cool,I would imagine it gets pretty busy during peak season .I was hesitant to get in at first ,but I’m glad I did go in .It was surprisingly soothing and calming .There were a lot of turtles!!Entrance was 10USD which i tough was fair for the experience .
Written 28 February 2020
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK795 contributions
Great fun
Feb 2020
I had booked this trip from the UK before I arrived in Zanzibar. Then after reading the negative reviews I was very concerned. However once I arrived at the venue my fears were alleviated. The entry fee is $10 US so its not too expensive and in my opinion its good value for money. It is true that some swimmers have sunscreen on but there are showers there so its the customers at fault not the venue. I found the water to be clear, clean and cold and yes swim shoes are a necessity as the bottom of the pool is rocky.
If customers throw a lot of food into the pool at once then a feeding frenzy does occur but once again this is the tourists fault not the venues. Swimmers do have to be careful not to stand on the turtles but if the simmers are respectful of the animals, do not try and pick them up and feed them carefully and with love this can be a very enjoyable experience for all. The pool is only about 4 ft deep so it is easy for adults to stand up and the pool is huge, so the turtles are free to swim away at any time if they feel uncomfortable. Having experienced this venue once i would not hesitate to visit again.
Written 15 February 2020
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