Water activity

Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour

4.4 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Zanzibar Local Experience

Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour

Activity provider: Zanzibar Local Experience

From US$ 105 per person

This trip offers unique opportunities to learn more about how traditional 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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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim with and feed turtles
  • Enjoy the most popular local beaches
  • Find out how dhow boats are made
Full description

The most popular beaches of Zanzibar are in Nungwi. This is mostly because the tides do not have such a huge impact on the beach. But, did you know that Nungwi is also the capital of local dhow manufacturing? Find out all about how these impressive sailing vessels are made and get the chance to see local craftsmen in action. Later, enjoy lunch including one complimentary drink at a local restaurant. After that, experience a real turtle sanctuary. Here, turtles are treated and healed of any illnesses before being released to the ocean. Get the chance to swim with these incredible animals and feed them.  All fees paid here contribute towards turtle welfare and the education of tourists on their impact on the local environment.

Includes
  • Transfer from any hotel in Zanzibar
  • Entrance fee to natural aquarium
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Lunch and one drink (local beer, water or soda)
  • Guide fee

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    4.4 /5

    based on 33 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Service
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    One of the most beautiful tours we have ever done on a trip. We already knew our taxi driver Ahmed from our first tour. The turtle sanctuary is located in a small lagoon. It was incredibly great to swim with the animals. They are made fit again here so that they can return to the wild after a year in good health. So it's not imprisonment! Since we still had time, we then went to the nearby zoo, which was at least as great. You could meet the animals up close, including monkeys, turtles, ostriches. Admission was $10/person. incl. private guide and animal feed. Afterwards we went to eat in a beach restaurant with local and international dishes. A main course and a drink were included, the second drink was given to us by the taxi driver. He also took his time so that we could stroll through a few shops. On the way home he even gave us a corncob.

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    September 13, 2022

    Picking it up worked perfectly, we were alone while swimming with the turtles and could really enjoy it, then we still had time and went to the small zoo (admission not included). It was a very nice experience, everyone was very friendly and courteous.

    November 9, 2022

    A unique experience. It's a mixture of sensations never felt to swim together with turtles and feed them in their natural habitat. Wonderfull.

    November 4, 2022

    Product ID: 358370