Baraka Natural Aquarium

Baraka Natural Aquarium

Baraka Natural Aquarium is an aquarium dedicated to local turtles. In Al Hoss there are turtles of different ages and sizes, but the largest is 120 years old. In this aquarium, you can swim in the turtles hut, feed it and see it from close up. Visitors at this center will also find ostriches, deer, monkeys and many more. Don’t miss it if you want to get to know the regional animals.

Baraka’s Turtle Aquarium is a rehabilitation center for injured turtles nestled in a cave, this natural tidal pool is where you are able to swim and feed these amazing animals. You will experience once-in-lifetime moments by swimming with the friendly turtles at the Baraka Natural Aquarium on Nungwi Beach in the north of Zanzibar.

The aquarium is actually a small natural pond – a grotto, which serves as a sanctuary for the turtles. The conservancy receives turtles which have been accidentally caught in fishing nets, and gives them a chance to recuperate before being released into the open ocean again. In Baraka Aquarium they are also buying the turtles, caught by fishermen and they are releasing them back to the fresh ocean water in the lagoon. 

Join us in the north of Zanzibar, you can find one of the natural lagoon full of sea turtles. Use the unique opportunity to swim with sea turtles. During the visit you can also feed turtles with sea weed or just spend your time in the water. Its lovely to run your fingers over their shells and feel them next to you. There is plenty of food (sea weed) provided at the aquarium for you to feed the turtles. Also, you can take snorkelling mask to dive and watch them in their natural environment. The water can feel murky at certain points in the pond, but luckily, there is a shower on site. If you are not a good swimmer, you will have to make do with sitting by the edge of the pond since the water gets quite deep – up to 2 meters – so definitely we will bring a life jacket.


  • Departs from: Nungwi Beach, north Zanzibar
  • Trip Duration: 2 Hours.
  • Morning Times: 9 am – 11am.
  • Afternoon Times: 1 pm – 3pm.


  • Entrance fees
  • tour guide


  • Hotel Transfer

meeting and pickup

  • You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Nungwi Inn Beach Restaurant Nungwi, Tanzania

Start time

  • 09:00 AM

End point

  • This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessibl
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

How you can pay

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest on day of your trip

When the you confirms your trip, we will charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly us on day of to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:




 American Express



 Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.


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