Frequently asked Questions

Where is Cheetah's Rock?

We are located on Zanzibar’s west coast, north of Stone Town.

From where is free transportation included?

We offer free roundtrip transportation from most locations including e.g. Stone Town, Nungwi, Kiwengwa, Kendwa, Matemwe, Uroa & more.
For a surcharge of $20 per car (not per person) we offer round-trip transport from/to locations further away from us, like the Southeast Coast.

How do I get the $30 discount?

To receive a $30 discount, enjoy participating in the combined tour.

Why is booking in advance necessary?

We limit the number of visitors to provide a personalised, close encounter with our rescued wild animals. This means bookings need to be done as soon as possible before the limited spaces are taken.

How old do you have to be to participate in the tours?

The minimum age for the tours is 15 years old. We need to ask parents for their understanding as this is for safety reasons and relates to local legal regulations. We have no facilities to accommodate guests not participating in the tour.

Are drinks or food offered?

You will receive refreshments for free, however we do not offer any food.
If you book both the combined Great Wildlife Tour and the VIP Otter Experience, we will gladly organise lunch for you in a nearby hotel. The cost of your lunch there is not included in our fee.

Are there bathrooms?

Yes, there will be restrooms available on the tours.

Where do your animals come from?

Our wild animals are either rescues or have been gifted to us by legal conservation centers. There is a story behind each of them, which we will let you know on the tour. We work tirelessly to provide them with the good health, freedom & happiness they truly deserve.

What happens to the animals once they become too big or dangerous?

If an animal becomes too large or dangerous we simply have to accept our human limits and decrease the level of interaction.
We give our rescued wild animals a safe and loving lifetime home.

What if I am afraid to enter an enclosure?

If you feel uncomfortable to enter, you are free to stay outside the enclosure.
You can still follow the information given and view the animal from outside.

Is it safe?

All our animals have received their required vaccinations. Hence, you cannot get any diseases from them.
Our experienced animal behaviourists care for your safety, but there is no 100% guarantee when it comes to wild animals. We don’t use any drugs and we don’t remove claws or teeth! But so far, every guest left the tour in one piece.

Is there a guarantee to touch all animals?

You will meet a wide variety of wildlife on the Great Wildlife Tour.
The animals see us as an enrichment to their daily lives and enjoy being around us.
However, we can’t promise you to get close to all animals all the time. They have their free will and we never force any animal into an encounter with humans.

How are the animals trained?

We handle our animals by using 100% positive reinforcement methods, through trust and reward only. Our experienced animal behaviourists will show you this practice during your visit.

When should I not book a tour?

We are a rescue and conservation centre and respect the free spirit of all our animals.
Hence, we kindly ask people to refrain from booking a tour if they are not willing to show respect towards our animals, other guests and our staff members.

Are the tours handicapped accessible?

Yes. We have had handicapped guests before. With good will on both sides, you will be able to enjoy your experience with our assistance. While our paths between the animal enclosures are not paved, our staff on the ground will assist limited mobility handicapped guests with moving around. They may transport you to a chair/sitting space inside the enclosures where you need to leave your wheelchair outside due to the wild animals.

Some enclosures cannot be entered because immediate reaction to the instructions of our animal behaviourists is required.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.