Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Zanzibar Island

#14 of 21 in Parks in Zanzibar Island
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • The garden is quite small with many butterflies in, they are everywhere, but too quick to catch to make a photo. For the one who likes butterflies it's a really nice place.  more »
  • Good to combine with jozani forest as about 1km from each other. Guide explained what the conservation project gives back to the community and for that alone its worth the relatively small fee of 8...  more »
  • Very nice place! We loved the introduction and demonstration. The local guide have a lot of knowledge and love for butterflies :) Small but well cared for place full of different kinds of butterflies.
  • There are nice butterfly
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