Discover The Nature Of Zanzibar: Visit The Famous Butterfly Center

Zanzibar, an enchanting island paradise off the eastern coast of Tanzania in East Africa, is a destination that captivates travelers with its rich history, vibrant culture, and increadible natural treasures, one of which is the breathtaking Butterfly Centre where you can learn about the life cycle of butterflies, their behavior, the significance of their presence in the local ecosystem and create unforgettable memories with loved ones.

Picture of Zanzibar's beach resorts
Source: TripAdvisor

Location And Tranportation

The Butterfly Centre is only an hour away from Zanzibar Queen Hotel where you can stay by booking a room with Amazzzing Travel. The Hotel includes free parking spots, WiFi, Swimming Pool, Bar, Fitness Centre, Children Activities and many other perks that are worth checking out.

Zanzibar Queen Hotel including a pool
source: Zanzibar Queen Hotel

About Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is an attraction dedicated to showcasing the diverse butterfly species found on the island and promoting conservation efforts to protect these beautiful creatures and their natural habitats. It provides visitors with a unique and educational experience. It offers a butterfly enclosure where visitors can observe a variety of butterfly species in their natural environment. Everything happens in the span of 30-40 minute tour with an experienced guide. If you want to see the farmers who take care of the butterflies you should definitely go to the Farrmer’s Tour. The farmer’s tour will take you to visit butterfly farmers and observe the intricacies of their craft. Profits earned from fees are used for the upkeep of the community. The whole activity is well enjoyed by both adult are children and is a great way to create memories for family members. 


Comments From Visitors

This was one of our favourite trips during our stay in Zanzibar. It’s quite a small community run project but well worth a visit. Probably allow an hour and a half. So well run and informative we saw some beautiful butterflies and amazing chameleons.The best part is it is not busy at all.”

“If you love nature photography, you will have a lot of fun here! The admission price is very reasonable, the variety of species is great, and you might even be offered to hold a chameleon at the end of your visit!”

“Interesting place to visit. I like the idea and story behind this project. It´s not big but you´ll see and learn a lot thanks to our nice guide. Special bonus are the chameleons!”

“We were as a group of 10 there one week ago.They open 8:30. The entrance fee is 12 K TNS ( this amount is going to the village community as a donation) . We have got a briefing after arrival about the history of the foundation of the center and the life of the butterflies and then we could see amazing number of butterflies in the netted area which is quite large up to 300 m2 and 5-7m high. There were several chameleons , too in a limited area. All of us really enjoyed the visit which lasted cc 40-45 minutes.”

A person surrounded by butterflies
source: Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

Details You Need To Know

  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre Address: Pete Village, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre Contact Number: +255-774224472
  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre Timing: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre Price: 6 USD
  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre Farmer’s Tour Price: 9 USD
  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre Email: [email protected]



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