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Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA)

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ZALA was closed...

...but the chap took us down the road to another small park which housed lots of reptiles and a few... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2016
London, United Kingdom
Good for families

Place is a bit runned down and the 7 us entrance fee is high for what they offer. Though if you... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2016
Athens, Greece
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  • Terrible11%
26 Dec 2017
“Do not go there! Horrible!!!”
11 Sep 2017
“Avoid, don't support !!!”
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

The place is awful and you should definitely avoid it. There are just a couple of animals and half of them seem dead! We spent there 15min just out of courtesy but wanted to leave the place as soon as possible. Such a waste of...More

2  Thank Ivona M
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

ZALA is not worth of the name 'park' and even less 'conservation'. The few animals that they have are trapped and held in very small enclosures. They threw stones & branches at the 2 Hyraxes (dassies) and a dikdik because they wouldn't come out of...More

3  Thank A7353YAstevenv
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

First of all, the adress of ZALA is wrong. We took a road from TripAdvisor, but it's not right one. After calling to a guy, we went to Jozani forest. It's 10.000sh per person. And we didn't see cool stuff. 3 snake, 5 turtatles, 2...More

2  Thank Alena K
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Sunset in the mangroves, try to sleep with bush-babies company at night, meet people from Muungoni Village. Mr. Mohammed, an authority of Muungoni Village, is the head of the interesting project to construct eco-tourisme in and arround his community. Protecting nature, sensitizing local people for...More

Thank Monika H
Reviewed June 26, 2016

...but the chap took us down the road to another small park which housed lots of reptiles and a few other animals. It was pretty cool to hold chameleons. I am not sure if this was another park or part of ZALA but it is...More

Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Place is a bit runned down and the 7 us entrance fee is high for what they offer. Though if you have small kids is nice for them to see all those animals. And plenty playground for them to play also. Try the camel ride.

2  Thank Nikolaos82
Reviewed November 9, 2015

This place is often overlooked but it is good if your interested in the other animals of Zanzibar other than the monkeys, especially the reptiles.

Thank crockett101
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Mr mohamed was very warm and welcoming. It was a very inspiring visit and suprised me at how much I learned about the culture of the villagers. This is a great place to take kids to experience a more sustainable way of life. My fiancée...More

3  Thank Chino D
Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stopped here in transit back to Stone Town. The park was on the point of closing but, as usual, the "Zanzabaries" were all smiles and happy to show us around. The reptiles are amazing from long, and sometimes angry, monitor lizards to beautiful wee...More

1  Thank DWMcC
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We went to ZALA park in 2011 and to find it still going is amazing, they are using the park to educate local school children about wildlife in the locality and how important it is to survive. They are now a much bigger park with...More

Thank Dave O
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March 27, 2018|
Response from A7353YAstevenv | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I went to Zanzibar last summer. Jozani forest is beautiful and worth the visit: we saw quite some apes and even a green mamba and an elephant shrew!! (All this in the wild) In the forest there were also pretty... More
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April 5, 2015|
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not expensive 50 USD to see zala and monkey