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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Niek A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Niek A
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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!

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Thank Ulf Wike L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 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.

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Thank Nacho Á
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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.

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Thank Carol D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 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 

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Thank fmjohns
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

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

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Thank 973christine
Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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 

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Thank omattar95
zanzibar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 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

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 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 

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