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Address: Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Dark caves

The fact that it is very low profile and not commercially exploited makes it a very charming and slightly scary experience. Loved it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Tessa M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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219 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disaster . The good thing at first - it was free of charge. The caves are split in north and south part . No lights, no information , nothing else then tiny caves. The entrance sign was a rusty plate . It takes 1km from the main road to go there. Locked like , there haven't been someone... More 

Thank marcoziegler
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

in the middle of nowhere there is an amazing cave whit nature views that is like you are in national geographic movie if you are near by we suggest to take a look

Thank gambo401
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you are visiting the North east coast for a few days don't miss to invest 2 hours in exploring this natural beauty! Only 2 minutes drive from Kiwengwa... the caves offer a different retreat Beyond beach and sun... perfect to add a bit of variety on your trip plan or to escape rain or sun burn! Our favorite creepy... More 

Thank KamiliViewFamily
The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The fact that it is very low profile and not commercially exploited makes it a very charming and slightly scary experience. Loved it!

Thank Tessa M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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.

Thank Marga J
Wirral, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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

Thank rita52
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Tracey M
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lara C
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 

Thank Lsullivan83
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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