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Historic cave

The most important in Mangapwani caves is not the fact of being natural or the fact to have a water... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Galos_Airo
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Barcelos, Portugal
Slave caves Zanzibar.

This was a trip with a difference. You really do wonder where you are being taken to as it's... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
fraserfritz
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 Feb 2018
“Historic cave”
4 Aug 2017
“Slave caves Zanzibar.”
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The most important in Mangapwani caves is not the fact of being natural or the fact to have a water source inside. This cave is important and is a tourist atraction because of it's connection to the illegal slavery trade after its abolishment in Zanzibar.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

This was a trip with a difference. You really do wonder where you are being taken to as it's location is pretty much out in the wilds. The History is intriguing . I would warn that the further you go into the caves the more...More

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Reviewed 18 April 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

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 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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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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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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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.

Thank Carol D
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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...More

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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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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...More

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