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Nungwi Natural Aquarium

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Interesting visit

This is a very small aquarium which we reached by walking along the beach. We had an interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cape Town, South Africa
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The Turtle hatchery

Well worth a visit with a knowledgeable guide and a chance to feed the green turtles. the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very small aquarium which we reached by walking along the beach. We had an interesting, knowledgeable guide who told us all about the green backed turtle which breeds in this area. Good to see such conservation taking place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GillvR
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit with a knowledgeable guide and a chance to feed the green turtles. the lighthouse stands closeby but is not accessible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wish to explore rather then just laying under the sun, this is one of the few things you can do when in Nungwi. You get to see and be informed about the sea turtles . . :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BarisCmz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting initiative to save the green turtle. It's meat has been used for soup and it's shell to make objects of all sorts. This is forbidden now. A tour inside the sanctuary takes less than an hour. You can hand-feet the turtles. These youngsters deserve...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KrisBerw
Reviewed 1 week ago

That was really bad experience. We were searching the place, which wasn't easy to find or drive (really bad roads), no signs. Eventually one local guy guided us through garbage and dirty backyard to the location. Entrance fee is 10$ per person including children (no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went whilst on holiday in the resort wow such a lovely place a brilliant that the turtles are looked after and protected

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dogman177
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a conservation centre. I was lead to believe I would be snorkelling with turtles in the ocen. This place was far from that. While the turles looked happy enough, the village was very close the limestone pond indicating the water quality would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guide03217912004
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We were actually not looking for this place, but instead we were looking for Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond. But I am very happy that we found this place because it was so nice to feed them and swim with them. It cost 7 USD...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simpsonsk
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Excelent job made by the local people. They are fighting to protect the ocean and the animals, teaching young generations how to recycle plastic and to protect the environment. You can see, feed and swim with the turtles. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndreeaJoy
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Don’t skip this place. Swinging with sea turtle was fantastic. Our 8 year daughter had a blast ... and so did we. The staff’s so nice and easy going offering to take pictures and giving us unlimited “turtle food” to attract the turtle to come...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marianne H
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Osher E
August 27, 2017|
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Response from ebigmac | Reviewed this property |
Nungwi did not have any facility, that we saw, for swimming with the turtles. It appeared to be focused on rescue.