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Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

#18 of 95 things to do in Zanzibar Island Features Animals
Pete Village | Jozani, Tanzania
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I visited the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre on a rainy day. The caretaker was very friendly, he showed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johan B
Interesting community project

Went with 2 children and had managed expectations in advance. The proud tour guide was eager to... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Charlotte O
Lagos State, Nigeria
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Pete Village | Jozani, Tanzania

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre on a rainy day. The caretaker was very friendly, he showed and explained all of the butterfly pupas (chrysalides) that they are taking care of in the reception area. Beautiful pupas (chrysalides) on display.

Thank Johan B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Went with 2 children and had managed expectations in advance. The proud tour guide was eager to show us the phases of the butterfly's life and although kept basic very interesting. He let our daughter have a butterfly on her nose, which was a big...More

Thank Charlotte O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

חוות הפרפרים קטנה ונחמדה. מקבלים הדרכה קצרה . לפי הסבר שקבלנו , הכל התחיל מרעיון של שמירה של הפרפרים וגם לתת פרנסה למקומיים . כדאי לשלב אותה עם טיול ליער ג'וזני . The butterfly farm is small and nice. We receive a brief instruction according...More

Thank olga y
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Butterfly center is few km away from the Jozani forest, which was excellent (see that review). Entrance fee was around 5$ and is a total waste of money and time. You see some cocoons and some grown butterflies in a space little bigger than...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Check it out, if you are nearby. You'll need a maximum of 30 minutes to see the place but still it's a nice small walk around plants and butterflies. You could say, it's a small garden, covered with net to prevent the butterflies from escaping....More

Thank Blagomir Y
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Not at all worth visiting and expensive to see dilapidated cages with butterflies in an unattractive environment.

1  Thank Harry P
Reviewed 3 January 2017

was nice to see and good for conservation, so please go and support these people. Well maintained and very informative. Entrance fee 6USD p.p and will take about 30minutes to visit

Thank vangovender
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a small, but well kept butterflygarden. You can enjoy several species. There is no restaurants around, so bring food and drinks.

Thank Ulf Wike L
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to visit the butterfly center because it was very close to the Jozani Forest. We are glad we went. Our butterfly guide knew a lot about the butterflies and taught us a few things as well. it was interesting to see. There weren't...More

Thank Ashley Faith H
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The sanctuary is small but interesting and something to support as it involves the local villagers and brings an income and educates them about preserving nature.

Thank Panamatenga
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