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Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre (ZBC) is an interactive butterfly exhibit near to Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park on Unguja island, though outside the park boundaries. The exhibit consists of a netted tropical garden with usually hundreds of butterflies, all of which are native species to Zanzibar. The enclosure is one of Africa’s largest butterfly exhibits and provides residents and tourists of Zanzibar with an interactive and visual environment to learn about butterflies.

At ZBC it is possible to experience butterflies feeding and flying very close at hand and to witness the complete life cycle of many species. The butterflies (in pupae form) are farmed sustainably by people from the villages around Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will greet you on your arrival and during the tour will explain the background to the project and about butterfly life cycle and ecology. Tours usually last between 30-40 mins but can be adapted to suit the visitor.