The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre (ZBC) is a community and environmental project located in Pete village next to Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park. ZBC has trained local people from the Pete community to farm the butterflies (in pupae form) sustainably and buys their pupae for our netted garden.

Revenue generated by tourist admissions supports ZBC with the project’s aims of poverty alleviation and conservation of the local forest.

Zanzibar butterfly centre provides visitors with a unique and fascinating opportunity to learn about all the different butterfly lifecycle stages close up in one of Africa’s largest butterfly exhibits.

Visitors can enjoy an interactive tour with one of our knowledgeable guides in our tropical garden where hundreds of butterflies, all of which are native species to Zanzibar, fly freely.

Operating Details

Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm (last admission 4:30pm).Tours take approximately 30-40 minutes, but the duration can be adapted if needed.Tours are available in English and Kiswahili.


Address : Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Pete, Zanzibar Central/South, Tanzania

GPS : -6.2808749, 39.41516879999995

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