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Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

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Address: Pete Village | Jozani, Tanzania
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was nice to see and good for conservation, so please go and support these people. Well maintained and very informative. Entrance fee 6USD p.p and will take about 30minutes to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was nice to see and good for conservation, so please go and support these people. Well maintained and very informative. Entrance fee 6USD p.p and will take about 30minutes to visit

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Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, but well kept butterflygarden. You can enjoy several species. There is no restaurants around, so bring food and drinks.

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Thank Ulf Wike L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to visit the butterfly center because it was very close to the Jozani Forest. We are glad we went. Our butterfly guide knew a lot about the butterflies and taught us a few things as well. it was interesting to see. There weren't as many butterflies as we expected, but we still enjoyed it!

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The sanctuary is small but interesting and something to support as it involves the local villagers and brings an income and educates them about preserving nature.

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Thank Panamatenga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you are visiting Jozani, it is easy to swing by the butterfly centre as well. The centre is really small, and there is not so much to see. Nevertheless, it is cheap, and they give farmers money for brining in the eggs. They might even let you hold some butterflies.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an income generating project to help the local villagers. Pupae are bred (in amazing gold colours) and sold to butterfly gardens and collectors over the world You walk in an area which is closed of by nets full of flowers while butterflies flutter around in amazing numbers and colours. Highly recommended. It takes no more than half an... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stopped by this place in June 2016 while driving back to Stone Town from Jozani Bay National park. It was worth a visit. Our three and half year old kid had a great time observing butterflies from a close distance for the first time ever. The introduction to the butterfly life cycle and the curated walk inside the butterfly... More 

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Enugu, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have always been fascinated by butterflies and was so happy to stop at ZBC. Alfred did a good job with the tour and information. And I got some really good pictures. This is one of the things you do on the way to or fro another thing in Zanzibar.

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Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a 40 min drive from Stone Town. It was worth the drive. We were informed about the project, and the life cycle of butter flies. The we we strolling in the butterfly garden for two hours. IT is a good opportunity for photographing.

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Thank Ulf Wike L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is an excellent local initiative and hope this will continue and expand in the near future. The children enjoyed the butterflies. The guide spoke English well and explained the life cycle of the butterfly with visual resources well.

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