Trip Planner: Africa / Tanzania / Zanzibar Archipelago / Zanzibar Island / Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
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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Zanzibar Butterfly Centre reviews
Very nice place! The guide took a lot of time for us and put a lot of effort into the tour. The animals are treated lovingly and kept in a species-appropriate manner. Was very exciting - highly...
Very nice place! The guide took a lot of time for us and put a lot of effort into the tour. The animals are treated lovingly and kept in a species-appropriate manner. Was very exciting - highly... more »
We stopped here on the way home from visiting caves. A beautiful little place that teaches you the life cycle of a butterfly. No butterflies landed on me tho.
We stopped here on the way home from visiting caves. A beautiful little place that teaches you the life cycle of a butterfly. No butterflies landed on me tho. more »
The centre has a nostalgic feel especially when you think of butterflies and the beauty they add in nature..we were looking forward to a step back in nature and experiencing this in their natural environment..the host was knowledgeable especially in explaining the life cycle and showing us around but unfortunately the centre has a neglected look. The place is abit run down and even the butterfly sighting wasn't as expected which was disappointing as the uniqueness of it would have made the experience worth the entrance fee paid. The place has potential and most people would identify with the magical feeling of being in nature surrounded by the beautiful butterflies.
We had the best time visiting the butterfly center. Itis a very unique and peaceful place. There was something truly idyllic about walking around being surrounded by all those beautiful butterflies and the sounds from the forest. You could also tell how passionate our tour guide was about not just the butterflies but nature and animals in general. We also love the concept or idea behind the center: promoting sustainable use of natural resources while providing extra income for the locals there.
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