Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Paje

3.7
#14 of 24 in Parks in Zanzibar Island
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Walk among hundreds of free-flying butterflies in the tropical gardens of Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, one of the largest butterfly farms in East Africa. Netted in a large enclosure, butterflies are raised and exported, mostly to foreign museums. Get a close-up view of the life cycle stages of some of the butterflies, starting with their curious cocoons. A popular tourist attraction, the center hosts many exotic butterfly species. If you like what you see, you can buy some butterflies and have them shipped to you (after completing all the required paperwork). For travelers who use our international travel planner, Paje holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • we were as a group of 10 there one week ago.They open 8:30. The entrance fee is 12 K TNS ( this amount is going to the village community as a donation) . We have got a briefing after arrival about... 
    we were as a group of 10 there one week ago.They open 8:30. The entrance fee is 12 K TNS ( this amount is going to the village community as a donation) . We have got a briefing after arrival about...  more »
  • This was one of our favourite trips during our stay in Zanzibar. It's quite a small community run project but well worth a visit. Probably allow an hour and a half. So well run and informative we... 
    This was one of our favourite trips during our stay in Zanzibar. It's quite a small community run project but well worth a visit. Probably allow an hour and a half. So well run and informative we...  more »
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  • We rallye enjoyed our visit ans would highly recommend it. During the explanation about the caterpillars we got some tea. It took an hour for the guy to show and explain everything to us. First the stadium of the butterflies, later we could see the chameleons and the bush babies, the machine they use for weaving and of course the butterflies. Lovely place, nice people and worth a visit!
  • Was a very Short tour for five minutes and they charge you more than five dollars. The guy makes very little efforts for explanation. The one visits jozani forest before with great one and half hour tour will find this butterfly ceenter very boring

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