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Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
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Sea turtles

We went there to see sea turtles. They keep them in a lagoon so they have a nice space. The guide allows to feed them but touching turtles is prohibited It was very nice to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For 10,000tzs or $5 entrance this is worth a walk along the beach towards the lighthouse. Turtle release day is 20th Feb every year so not sure how many guests it would have in march. Knowledgeable guide describes the 3 types and then leave you alone to take photos.

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Pretoria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great presentation by a local of Nungwi. A must do in support of the local community. Very informative.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there to see sea turtles. They keep them in a lagoon so they have a nice space. The guide allows to feed them but touching turtles is prohibited It was very nice to see them anyway:) There are also some small baby turtles and even eggs in the sand. Also from time to time you can join they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time at the turtle sanctuary just a short walk from most hotels in Nungwi Beach. You know you are there when you reach the light house. Admission is only $5 a person and goes to a great cause. You are given a tour guide at the entrance. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He told us a... More 

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Phnom Penh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and interesting place. Huge respect for the efforts invested in saving those turtles. We had a great guide who genuinely loved his job (he said he is Kenyan). Will come again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located in the northern part of the island near the seashore. It is a protected reserve well maintain with a large number of various size turtules in the water. A wooden bridge crosses the reserve and enables the visitors to watch the turtules closely.

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great and reachable but needs more signposting. Almost ended up in the army camp! Access to turtles is most attractive feature. The blue waters of the pond just indescribably beautiful.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in there after an afternoon stroll, and reluctantly went in. Though the facilities are basic, and I felt sorry for the crocodiles, seeing the turtles, and being able to feed them seaweed made me very happy.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such great work being done by these people, and a very interesting tour of the turtle sanctuary. It's so great that the sanctuary pays the local fishermen for any turtles caught in their nets, to encourage them to preserve the species. The guide (have forgotten his name now!) spoke excellent English & was very well educated & well travelled. Our... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful experience with the turtles. They are lovely creatures and it is great to see that the people are looking after them and not exploiting them

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