Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour.

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This trip offers unique opportunities to learn more about how dhow boats are built and all about the natural preservation of turtles. See beautiful beaches and get a chance to swim with turtles.

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Highlights

  • ✓Immerse yourself in the world of sea turtles on a day out at Nungwi Aquarium.
  • ✓Learn all about green turtles and the problems caused by pollution and fishing.
  • ✓Get up close to the turtles as you swim in Marine Turtle Conservation Lagoon.
  • ✓Discover how the reserve is protecting turtles caught in nets and baby turtles.

Description

Discover all there is to know about sea turtles at Mnarani Aquarium in the small village of Nungwi. Get a chance to feed and swim with the turtles in their natural lagoon pond. Find out how the aquarium rehabilitates sea turtles once they have recovered any injuries caused by being caught in nets. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar and be driven to the village of Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar Island. Near the lighthouse, visit Mnarani Aquarium and its turtles with your guide; Mnarani means the 'place of the lighthouse' in Swahili. Discover a large, natural tidal pool in the coral rock behind the beach where the turtles swim. It was initially set up to rehabilitate and study marine turtles caught in fishing nets. The project was developed to ensure that local baby turtles were also protected. Buy some seaweed from the turtles' carers to feed them or get into the pool for a closer encounter to swim with them. Learn all about the rehabilitation project and the efforts to protect local baby turtles. Gain an insight into the life cycle of turtles, their food, and more.

Includes

Hotel pick up and drop off. Services of an English speaking guide. Baraka Turtles aquarium tour. All government taxes and fees. Driver and guide expenses. Snorkeling gear.

Important Information

  • ✓All visitors must pass through airport-style security. ✓This tour will take place rain or shine. ✓Lunch is not included in the package.

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