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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

#2 of 20 things to do in Nungwi Features Animals
Nungwi, Tanzania
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Amazing experience

Spending quite the time in Zanzibar this was the highlight of the trip. It's an amazing experience... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Krakow, Poland
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Be aware there are 2 ponds close together. This is the right one!

Coming from southern part (from eg. Kendwa beach) to the lighthouse, there are stone made stairs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spending quite the time in Zanzibar this was the highlight of the trip. It's an amazing experience and the staff really cares about their animals.

Thank vxcq_peony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from southern part (from eg. Kendwa beach) to the lighthouse, there are stone made stairs (marked on the photo). Use them and you will come directly in front of Information office of the Mnarani Conservation Pond. Entrance fee: 5$ or 10 000 TSH The...More

1  Thank AngieVid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium at mnarani (light house) is getting and buying turtles that been catch by mistake (hopefully). And release to ocean on February every year! Very recommended to sea them and for the little amount of money to make rhis project continue! They can easily!...More

Thank Raphael B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Worth a visit You can see turtles of different ages and sizes, feed them and learn about them. The child enjoys feeding the turtles and touching them. Very nice place - you can swim with turtles.

Thank olga y
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great opportunity to learn more from the turtles and you can also feed them. The work done there is amazing and I wish to come back on February 20th when they released them

Thank Josué P
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Very local place, good for kids, but it's a bit dodgy to swim with the turtles and the fish. Giant trevallys . The water smells a bit and they guys taking care are nice but very laid back and I think the safety and explanations...More

Thank Jakob H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

When you come in, a guide will take you to a display and talk about all of the species of sea turtles, which is pretty interesting; you can feed seaweed to the turtles that they rescue, and you get to see some baby turtles and...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The turtles conservation is on the eastern end of Nungwi beach. It's nothing must see, but if you're already there you can take a tour and see the great job they're doing in saving young turtles. For 5$ entry fee you get a guide who...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

5 $ fee per person totally not worth for seeing one little pond with turtles. And than, again a guide that expects you to tip him for showing the obvious. Nice cafe in front.

Thank Ana U
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Could be that we were a bit disappointed because we arrived after they released the small turtles. The idea of conservation, though, is a blessed one and it should be kept up!

Thank Arie F
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Hi. Can visitors still swim with turtles? Thanks
25 September 2016|
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Response from IP_CapeTown | Reviewed this property |
At Mnarani you can interact with the turtles in the water. Although people tend to talk about 'swimming'with the turtles, we were in the rocky pool up to our waist while feeding the turtles and could float in the water... More
Is it close to Hilton DoubleTree hotel?
1 August 2016|
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Response from H3nn1ng | Reviewed this property |
from the hotel beach to the right, a scenic walk of about 15 minutes
Davina D
How do I go about organising a visit to the Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond ?
24 February 2016|
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Response from KacinaK | Reviewed this property |
Easy walk on the beach till the end, direction to the Lighthouse. You dont need any reservation. I took a short walk from Langi Langi bungalows via the village and than turn to the beach :) Have fun there.