Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Zanzibar Island

3.8
#14 of 22 in Parks in Zanzibar Island
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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  • Very interesting project and worth spending an hour or so on the way to or from Jozani forest. The idea is to give the local community an economic stake in the preservation of the forest and thus...  more »
  • We had our own car and were the first ones at the opening hour I enjoyed that we could have the informative part in the beginning and enjoy the magic of butterflies after we were alone and had the...  more »
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  • 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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