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

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 entrance for 2 (which i think is a local guy scamming people) and 5,000 for... More 

Thank fmjohns
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 lacked any resemblance as a holding chamber for slaves in the past. A guide gave... More 

Thank omattar95
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 who is a shepherd.it is an enjoyable journey!! come and see for your own eyes

3 Thank bluntafarian
Jersey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 other end for people who don't like confined spaces. If you have no problems with... More 

5 Thank RicardoGoncalves
Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was surprised to read such unfavourable reviews for the Coral Caves. We paid $10 for two--which we were happy to donate towards the continuation of story-telling and shared history of the abolition. Our guide, Abdul was fantastic--his energy, enthusiasm and bulk of knowledge about the slave trade was more informative than any guide book. After first visiting the nearby... More 

Thank jtorti7
Varendonk, Antwerpen, Belgium
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was just a walk through a dark cave, you should weare good shoes because at some point you'll have to climb trough narrow holes; vertical and horizontal. They also charge 2$ a person for the guide. And he didn't say 50 words in total.

1 Thank Sven V
Guelph, Canada
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

After walking a distance along a dirt road that had many off turns and no directions leading to the caves, we eventually came across it. After being told by the employees that they had run out of the government standard tickets, we had to haggle about the price (it is set by the government at $1 USD or 1500 shillings)... More 

2 Thank kbeetham
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Quite off the beaten track. Unless you fancy walking through the old hidden tunnel that connects the chamber under the ground to the sea (approx 1 km away) or the town (3 Kms away), the whole visit will take approx 15 mins (inside the cave). The tunnels are supposed to be very claustrophobic, and pitch dark, with uneven floor and... More 

1 Thank Saman J

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