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Overview
These caves are a part of ancient history of the Zanzibar Island. The locals would visit the caves to worship their ancestors, bringing gifts to the holy stones. From the hotel, it is short journey north to visit these caves, which have just recently been opened to the public. The stalagmites and stalactites have formed from water dissolving calcium carbonate from coral stones. The use of flashlights (torches) is necessary as the caves extend deep into the rock; however, the naturally formed holes in the ceiling of the caves let sunlight in, creating an exciting atmosphere. Another curios feature is the roots that have forced their way through the ground and look like electric wires connecting the ceiling to the bottom of the cave.
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  • You'll start at
    Kiwengwa
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    Kiwengwa Caves
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    These caves are a part of ancient history of the Zanzibar Island. The locals would visit the caves to worship their ancestors, bringing gifts to the holy stones. From the hotel, it is short journey north to visit these caves, which have just recently been opened to the public. The stalagmites and stalactites have formed from water dissolving calcium carbonate from coral stones. The use of flashlights (torches) is necessary as the caves extend deep into the rock; however, the naturally formed holes in the ceiling of the caves let sunlight in, creating an exciting atmosphere. Another curios feature is the roots that have forced their way through the ground and look like electric wires connecting the ceiling to the bottom of the cave. After the cave exploration, there is a guided tour through the Kiwengwa – Pongwe Forest Reserve – the only remaining high coral rag forest area in the northern part of Zanzibar. As you walk, you may well catch a glimpse of some endemic species such as the red Columbus monkey, duikers (big antelope) and mini antelope. There are also 47 bird species and many butterflies
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  • You'll end at
    Kiwengwa
    Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Departure Point
Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Kiwengwa Caves
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Pongwe Tour & Safari
SteveDeb1971
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An okay day out
We did a walking tour of Stonetown and Prison Island and it was enjoyable but not terrific or spectacular. The tow
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makymaky73
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Haruna is the best
We had good few tours with them. Our driver Haruna is the best. We had 2 snorkelling tours with them . He is so pro
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Sotschi1983
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Spontaneous booking and well organized
Well organized lokal tour operator which is spontaneous and flexible. They arranged us the complete day to a fair p
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Sarena7575
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Terrible experience, would not recommend
Unfortunately, this tour did not come close to meeting our expectations. It was the most unprofessional tour we hav
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ahmedeO9102AD
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Amazing tour
Amazing tour Mr zanzibar arranged everything perfect Did snorkeling swam with dolphins and we had fantastic seafood
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FarAway801793
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Great little tour
This half-day tour was one of our highlights while in Zanzibar. Unlike most of the tours, this one was led by a pr
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PAMBERRYG
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Monkeys abound!
The trip was great, walking through the forest. It was very peaceful and relaxing. But initially the company were 4
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Vlad B
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Nice trip
Nice island (Prison Island) to visit while in Zanzibar, a bit in a hurry tho was only like 30min on it. For Nakupen
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DartSkiDoc
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See it now...before it's gone
My tour guide for the island arranged a private "fiberglass (that's more expensive)" boat for an AM snorkel. We wer
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Gabriela D
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Nice drive to Jozani forest + spice tour
The driver picked us up at our hotel and drove to the forest and after to the spice farm. In both the forest and th
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Crisssom
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Pongwe tours
We had a wonderful experiencie in Jozani and Spice tour with these people. Haruna was punctual and very kind with u
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Waseem_Sheik
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Excellent Informative Excursion
The trip was wonderful thanks to our guides Ali and Salim. Enquire about the Tortoise and Turtle sanctuary in the f
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SHANRAI
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Best service with best prices
I have found out about Pongwe Tour & Safari on TripAdvisor. They have given me the best price one could have to vis
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Den_Sil_Malta
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Great day
This tour was really amazing - we had a great time, well day spent. Seafood lunch was amazing with so much food!!
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Azeddine M
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Great Excursion
Very good experience. We enjoyed the trip the food and olso the vibe. Great team and very flexible. I recommend 100
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
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