Tazari Chameleon Reserve
Tazari Chameleon Reserve
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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daniel p
Switzerland1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Avoid this so-called "reserve" at all costs; it's animal cruelty. They claim to operate a conservation effort, but it's essentially a petting zoo. Throughout the day, tourists flood in, and the handlers thrust one of the five chameleons into each visitor's hand or onto their head. One visitor dropped a chameleon, and the handler simply picked it up and handed it back.

Furthermore, there's a cage with two monkeys, small and visible from all sides. Every few minutes, the handler opens the door and allows tourists to enter. The monkeys appeared stressed to me. In addition to the monkeys, there was a bushbaby in the cage. It tried to hide at the top of the cage but had no chance. Bushbabies are nocturnal and hide during the day. Unfortunately, they can't exhibit their natural instincts here.

Additionally, they have a concrete cell (approximately 1 x 1 meter) where a lizard is kept without water or soil. It's simply pathetic.

I had envisioned something entirely different - a reputable sanctuary for endangered chameleons. The handlers speak little English and cannot provide reasonable answers to questions.

For me, it's clear: Never again.
Written 28 March 2024
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JochenUppsala
Uppsala, Sweden51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Lovely little place for the chameleons. And a very knowledgeable guide informing about the reserve. And getting so close to my favourite animals 😍
Written 11 January 2024
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Julie Campbell
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This was a really excellent little place. We loved holding the chameleons and watching them change colors. Bello, who runs the reserve is very knowledgeable and friendly. Our whole party ages 80 to 8 enjoyed it!
Written 27 August 2023
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sus
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We loved this little place. Next to another interesting site: cave.
The guys were kind and explained about the life of these beautiful creatures! It’s a small place but worthwhile
Written 31 July 2023
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Tom
Brussels, Belgium51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Very nice and cozy réserve for chameleon done by a young and respectful man. Good explication of the chameleon lifestyle, reproduction process and so one.
He definitely deserves to be known in order to finance his development.
Written 19 February 2023
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Mihaela G
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
One of the best experiences in Zanzibar, a place not to miss if you care for nature and animals and are interested about that amazing little creatures. Bello, the chameleon guide, explained us a lot about the chameleons, and is very caring and dedicated to protect, ensure good conditions for the animals and reintroduce them to the wild. We also had the unique opportunity to see little baby chameleons, which are incredible cute!
Written 12 January 2023
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barbara a
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
If you have a few days to spend in Kendwa this experience is highly recommended. The two caves discovered by the father of the guide who will accompany you are beautiful to visit, with crystals, minerals, stalactites, stalagmites (and giant bats and spiders). You descend into the caves and it is advisable to have closed shoes because the ground is stony and slippery (not suitable for small children).
The chameleon portion is small (there are about 7) but you can feed them, hold them and receive information. In general, the guys who welcomed us were really very welcoming and kind. It's a place off the beaten track so I highly recommend it.
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Written 5 January 2024
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Diane D
Lint, Belgium128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
For those who love chameleons and animals, this is a quiet location where they preserve about 8 chameleons, the guide gives a nice explanation and also feeds them, don't expect too much...
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Written 23 September 2023
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Escape630043
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Visiting the chameleon farm was one of the best experiences in Zanzibar. The chameleons live in a kind of small "garden" on trees and you have to look for them. We were allowed to let them climb over our arms and feed them insects. That was so impressive! Fully recommended!!
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Written 7 September 2023
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