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Must do in remembering slavery

When you have found the place, negotiate the price (we paid 3 dollars) and make ready for a strange... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Kristof V
Antwerp, Belgium
Very interesting

The cave itself is not most fascinating, story behind is impressive. Somewhat challenging to get... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2017
Niek A
via mobile
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Jan 24, 2017
“Very interesting”
Dec 29, 2016
“Highly recommended!”
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

When you have found the place, negotiate the price (we paid 3 dollars) and make ready for a strange experience. The guide will explain what happened and will try to make it concrete.... Wear good shoes and take 45 minutes for a challenging walk witch...More

Thank Kristof V
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

The cave itself is not most fascinating, story behind is impressive. Somewhat challenging to get out the narrow exit

Thank Niek A
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We were visiting this cave with our children 8 and 10 years old. We were walking/ climbing for about 30 minutes in the dark or lightened by flashlights, which made this tour exciting. We really enjoyed it, all of us. Highly reccommended!

1  Thank Ulf Wike L
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

The cave is not a very interesting place, there is not much to see, a part from a walk through the cave and a slight climbing to exit it. Bit the most amazing thing is the history beyond it.

Thank Nacho Á
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Im short so it was fine for me to get in and out though my brother had a tough time. :) It was a really experience, a bit slippery but when you reach the end of the tunnel it feels really good.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We drove here on our own. Coordinates are: 6°00'06.3"S 39°11'28.4"E . There is a little shack, turn around, and you can see the entrance all from google maps. We went here with 0 expectations so it turned out pretty cool. We paid 5,000 tsh for...More

Thank fmjohns
Reviewed October 23, 2015

There is nothing much but the cave and it is beautiful. There are also interesting facts about it. You will feel slightly adventurous.

Thank 973christine
Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were excited to visit the Mangapwani cave when we heard its significance in Zanzibar's long-lived history as a focus of the African slave trade. After paying the equivalent of $2, we entered the cave with anticipation. The cave was spare of all decoration and...More

Thank omattar95
Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was a walk through a dark cave,you must be able to walk with a torch,it is a great adventure great history, great experience, outside the cave there are underground houses used for hiding slaves,and the one who discover that amazing cave is the puppet...More

3  Thank bluntafarian
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cave guide is very knowledgable. He told us that he goes down there about 5-10 times a day when it gets busy. He must be able to walk around there without a torch! I would not recommend the full tour where you crawl out the...More

5  Thank RicardoGoncalves
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Haji M
i been there many time me and my guests come for seeking a history of slaves east - Africa slave time, in Zanzibar.
May 24, 2016|
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