Mnarani, meaning 'place of the lighthouse' in Swahili, is located at the northern tip of Zanzibar Island in the small village of Nungwi near the lighthouse that marks this landmark. The pond is actually a large, natural tidal pool in the coral rock behind the beach. It was originally set up to rehabilitate and study marine turtles that had been caught in fishing nets, and the project developed to ensure that local baby turtles were also protected.
See sea turtles in Zanzibar with admission to two conservation destinations in Nungwi. At Nungwi Natural Aquarium, you’ll have the chance to watch the turtles swimming in a hatchery pond. Nearby Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond is home to green turtles and a community-based effort to protect the native species. Pre-booking admission to two sea turtle destinations takes care of planning and payment in advance, ensuring a smooth arrival.Read more about Nungwi Aquarium and Mnarani Marine Turtles.