The rich culture and huge diversity of Tanzania offers many different travel experiences – from the snow-capped heights of Kilimanjaro to the hustle and bustle of the capital Dar es Salaam, from the ultimate safari in the Serengeti to the idyllic Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar…. your home for this rewarding program.
Sea turtles face existential threat from seemingly all directions – whether it be from poaching for their eggs, meat, skin, and shells; unintentional catching by commercial fishing operations; pollution, habitat destruction and the impacts of climate change on turtle nesting sites. The upshot of all this is that nearly all species of sea turtle are now classified as endangered, with three of the seven existing species being critically endangered.
The locally founded and operated Sea Turtle conservation project in Zanzibar plays a small part in helping reverse this trend, by helping sea turtles to grow up in a safe environment. Each year, more than 150 Sea Turtles are raised by the project, with many or most released to the ocean. There are also around 30 bigger turtles which reside in the lagoon.