Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1 Day Trip

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Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1 Day Trip

Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1 Day Trip is a tour that offers a comprehensive and enjoyable exploration of Zanzibar’s marine biodiversity. The tour consists of two main destinations: Mnemba Island and Nungwi Turtle Aquarium. Mnemba Atoll and Nungwi Aquarium are both located on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, an island in Tanzania. Mnemba Atoll is about 3 km offshore from Matemwe village, while Nungwi Aquarium is in Nungwi village, about 20 km north of Matemwe. There is no direct road or air connection between Mnemba Atoll and Nungwi Aquarium. To travel between them you would need a boat.

Mnemba Island is a private island that lies about 3 km off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. It is part of the Mnemba Atoll, a coral reef that hosts a rich variety of marine life, including fish, dolphins, turtles, and whales. The island is renowned for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and exclusive accommodation. The tour provides an opportunity to snorkel in the reef and observe the underwater scenery and wildlife. The tour also includes a chance to spot dolphins and whales that frequent the area, depending on the season and weather conditions. Nungwi Turtle Aquarium is a natural aquarium that is located in the village of Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar. It is a community-based project that aims to protect and rehabilitate injured sea turtles that are found along the coast. The aquarium consists of a large tidal pool that houses several species of turtles, such as green, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles.

The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Zanzibar and a drive to the boat launch point in Matemwe village. There, you will board a traditional wooden boat and cruise to Mnemba Island, enjoying the scenic views of the Indian Ocean and the Zanzibar coastline. Mnemba Island is a private island that is surrounded by a coral reef that hosts a rich variety of marine life, including fish, dolphins, turtles, and whales. You will have an opportunity to snorkel in the reef and observe the underwater scenery and wildlife. You will also have a chance to spot dolphins and whales that frequent the area, depending on the season and weather conditions. After snorkeling, you will return to the boat and enjoy a delicious BBQ seafood lunch on board, with fresh fruits and drinks.

The tour continues with a cruise back to Matemwe village and a drive to Nungwi village, where the turtle aquarium is located. Nungwi Turtle Aquarium, also known as the Baraka Natural Aquarium,  is a natural aquarium that is a community-based project that aims to protect and rehabilitate injured sea turtles that are found along the coast. The aquarium consists of a large tidal pool that houses several species of turtles, such as green, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles. You will have a chance to interact with the turtles by feeding and touching them. You will also learn about the ecology and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats.

Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1 Day Trip

Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1-Day Trip takes you to two of the most popular destinations for marine lovers in Zanzibar. They offer a variety of activities for snorkeling, diving, swimming, and relaxing. The tour highlights include:

* Swimming and Snorkeling around Mnemba Island corals
* Seafoods BBQ Lunch; Octopus, Lobsters, Squids, Prawns, etc.
* Tropical Fruits; Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon, etc.
* Swimming with & feeding the Turtles on Nungwi beach

Mnemba is a private island that is surrounded by a coral reef that hosts a rich variety of marine life, including fish, dolphins, turtles, and whales. You can snorkel in the clear waters and see colorful corals and fish. You can also spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, depending on the season and weather conditions. Mnemba is a place to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature.

Nungwi is a village that is home to a natural aquarium that rescues and rehabilitates injured sea turtles. You can visit the aquarium and interact with the turtles by feeding and touching them. You can also learn about their conservation efforts and their ecology. Nungwi is also a place to enjoy the culture and history of Zanzibar, as the village has a lighthouse, a fish market, and a dhow-building industry. Nungwi is also known for its white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets.

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.) What is the best time to visit Mnemba Island and Nungwi Turtle Aquarium?

The best time to visit Mnemba Island and Nungwi Turtle Aquarium is between June and October, when the weather is dry and sunny, and the visibility for snorkeling is good. However, you can visit these places all year round, as Zanzibar has a tropical climate with warm temperatures and occasional rain showers.


2.) What should I bring for the tour?

You should bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera and some cash for souvenirs. You should also wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet.


3.) How long is the tour and how much time do I have at each destination?

The tour is about 10 hours long, including hotel pick-up and drop-off. You will have about 2 hours of snorkeling time at Mnemba Island, about 1 hour of turtle interaction time at Nungwi Turtle Aquarium, and some free time to relax on the beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa.


4.) Is the tour suitable for children and people with disabilities?

The tour is suitable for children who are above 8 years old and can swim. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The tour is not suitable for people with disabilities, as the boat transfer to Mnemba Island and the access to Nungwi Turtle Aquarium may require some physical effort.

Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1 Day Trip Rates

Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1-Day Trip Rates Include

Hotel Pick up & Drop off + Mnemba Island Entry + English Speaking Guide + Snorkeling With a professional snorkeling guide + Boat to Mnemba Snorkeling + Snorkeling Equipment & Life Jackets + Lunch (Seafood BBQ, Chicken, or Vegetarian options) + Ice Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks + Fresh Seasonal Tropical Fruits + All Entrance Fees and Taxes

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Notes

* This is a private tour.
* Most travelers can participate
* This experience requires good weather.
* Comfortable swimming costumes, hat, sunscreen, and snorkeling gear if you have any.

Mnemba Island & Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Zanzibar 1-Day Trip Rates Exclude:

* Souvenirs
* Alcoholic drinks
* Travel insurance
* Tips and gratuities
* Personal expenses
* Medical Insurance

* Transportation Fees from the Hotels outside the city center
* Photo Shooting session available on request at extra charge

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