Cheetah's Rock, Zanzibar City

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Interact with a cheetah, watch the feeding of a white lion, and shake

hands with ring-tailed lemurs at Cheetah's Rock, an animal sanctuary on

the east coast designed for close interaction with visitors. Run by a

licensed animal trainer, this establishment keeps rescued or donated

animals, making them available for a close-up view and personal

interaction in many cases. Highlights include rare striped hyenas, a

football-playing zebra, and young cheetah brothers received from a

CITES accredited conservation center. The place does not accept visitors

under 15, and you are advised not to wear any overpowering perfume or

aftershave that could irritate the animals. Reserve your place in advance

due to the attraction's popularity. Work out when and for how long to visit Cheetah's Rock and other Zanzibar City attractions using our handy Zanzibar City road trip website.
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  • Our visit to Cheetah's Rock was amazing! I enjoyed every second of it. The crew was very kind and gave a lot of cool information about the animals. You also feel that everyone here really cares for... 
    Our visit to Cheetah's Rock was amazing! I enjoyed every second of it. The crew was very kind and gave a lot of cool information about the animals. You also feel that everyone here really cares for...  more »
  • Amazing experience over roughly 4 hours or so. We went for the Great Wildlife Tour, and it was well worth it. You get to see and interact with a bunch of animals including zebras, monkeys, bush babys....  more
    Amazing experience over roughly 4 hours or so. We went for the Great Wildlife Tour, and it was well worth it. You get to see and interact with a bunch of animals including zebras, monkeys, bush babys....  more »
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  • My advice for anyone who's traveling to zanzibar: leave cheetah's rock till the last day, because nothing will impress you after this wonderful visit! We thought it was expensive at first... WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! I've never imagined myself petting a cheetah or a tiger. The rush is amazing. I've never liked the zoo and the concept of sad animals in cages, cheetah's rock is the complete opposite. The animals are happy, well taken care of and friendly. The staff is adorable! You will have the time of your life. Last but not least, when they offer you champagne... take it! It's a very smart move and you will definitely need it.
  • Cheetah's Rock is one of my favorite animal sanctuaries. The team is devoted and wonderful. They are helpful and take pride in what they do. The sanctuary has dozens of rescues animals that they take case of and then would release back if the situation allows.

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