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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

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with 2 children and had managed expectations in advance. The proud tour guide was eager to show us the phases of the butterfly's life and although kept basic very interesting. He let our daughter have a butterfly on her nose, which was a big hit. The enclosed area for butterflies is small but contains a number of different species... More 

Thank Charlotte O
Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

חוות הפרפרים קטנה ונחמדה. מקבלים הדרכה קצרה . לפי הסבר שקבלנו , הכל התחיל מרעיון של שמירה של הפרפרים וגם לתת פרנסה למקומיים . כדאי לשלב אותה עם טיול ליער ג'וזני . The butterfly farm is small and nice. We receive a brief instruction according to the explanation we received. It all started with the idea of keeping the butterflies... More 

Thank olga y
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,152 reviews
977 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 787 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Butterfly center is few km away from the Jozani forest, which was excellent (see that review). Entrance fee was around 5$ and is a total waste of money and time. You see some cocoons and some grown butterflies in a space little bigger than a living room. Very boring.

Thank B1714D
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Check it out, if you are nearby. You'll need a maximum of 30 minutes to see the place but still it's a nice small walk around plants and butterflies. You could say, it's a small garden, covered with net to prevent the butterflies from escaping. The entry fee is a bit on the high end, coming at 12k shillings (~... More 

Thank Blagomir Y
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Not at all worth visiting and expensive to see dilapidated cages with butterflies in an unattractive environment.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

Thank vangovender
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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155 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

Thank Ulf Wike L
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Ashley Faith H
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Panamatenga
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Liv V

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