Escape to northern Zanzibar where a natural lagoon is filled with sea turtles. During the tour, you can feed the turtles seaweed or simply spend your time in the water with them. You can also take snorkel masks to dive and observe them in their natural environment.

DEPARTURE TIME Please get ready by 8:00 AM, for a pick up at 8:05 AM.
RETURN TIME At approximately 5:30 PM.
WHAT YOU SHOULD PACK Comfortable swimming costumes, hat, sunscreen, and snorkeling gear if you have.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Private)
All Entrance Fees
Tip for Guide
Personal Items


Swim with turtles

We are currently the only place in Zanzibar where this is possible Welcome to Baraka Natural Aquarium Come to the best turtle aquarium in Zanzibar and enjoy the chance to see, feed and swim with these beautiful native animals Our turtles are brought to us after been caught in a fishing net and injured. Once they reach a certain size, we release them into the ocean. Turtles frequently nest on Nungwi Beach, and village volunteers now mark and monitor new nests.

The young turtles thus born are transported in small plastic basins and small concrete tanks to the aquarium where they remain for ten months. By this time, they have reached a size of 25 cm, and their chances of survival at sea are greatly increased. All but one of these turtles are then released back into the sea, along with the largest turtle in the aquarium tank. The remaining baby turtle is then added to the tank, which ensures a static population of 17 turtles.

Northern Beaches

Zanzibar’s most popular beaches are found in Nungwi. This is mostly because the tides don’t have such a big impact on the beach. But did you know that Nungwi is also the capital of local dhow manufacturing? Learn how these impressive sailboats are made and get the chance to see local craftsmen in action.

Tour Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review