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Address: Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve, Kiwengwa, Tanzania

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Bigger then expected

The caves were very long and impressive. The guide (its a government run site) was not very talkative and had little English. However this can also be because the Ramadan.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Marga J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The caves were very long and impressive. The guide (its a government run site) was not very talkative and had little English. However this can also be because the Ramadan.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

completed a bike ride to these caves was lovely to cycle through a couple of villages and see the proper locals. you do need a small level of fitness to complete the trip due to climbing down into the caves and the cycle ride covers approx 12 miles but was good fun and a beautiful fresh fruit lunch is served

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This trip was one of the Bluebay Beach Resort animation program to see a cave which is the main supply of water for the area but not for drinking, it was heavily guarded by Maasi as the water is a precious commodity.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

interesting to see where they get there water , not very long , just something to do when you want to have a break from the beach.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's pretty thrilling to see these caves and walk through them. If you are really adventurous you can crawl through the tiny tunnels. I was not. I was also scared of the bats even when I was told I didn't have to worry about them. Nothing scary actually happened with them, but it was my first time being close. You... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Located a few mins from where I stayed in Zanzibar. It was a nice tour and the caves were impressive. Warning: Bats are there and fly freely about as your are walking. If you are afraid I don't recommend. Bring a strong flash light, the caves are dark and the flash lights the guides provided seemed to be swallowed into... More 

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Crowell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed in Pongwe and the Mchekeni Coral Caves at the Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve were just a ten minute cab ride from our hotel. It was clear from the start that the caves don't get many visitors - our cab driver had to look around for the lone park ranger who came out shirtless. We paid a small fee to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The caves were used to hide slaves during the end of the slave trade in Zanzibar. You can climb through them but I highly recommend closed toed shoes and a headlamp. Holding into flashlights can be tricky.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

historical location very good condition the big things i like in is receveing customer it was like home!!!!!!!!

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It is nice...but tour is so expensive..i believe in zanzibar they dont really have idea of prices. Despite of all it deserves to be visited, once it is necessary to enjoy th opportunity of being there

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Address: Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Kiwengwa

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