Mangapwani Coral Cave
Mangapwani Coral Cave
3.5

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3.5 of 5 bubbles40 reviews
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Steve V
Uckfield, UK83 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Unless you've got a spare $10 each and 30 minutes to waste I would not recommend a visit to this cave. There is literally nothing else there and once in the cave the stalagmites have been eroded by too many people walking on them. The water was ok to swim in but not worth the money or time.
Written 28 September 2022
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Geminican
San Jose, CA2,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's 30 minutes outside of Stonetown on the way to Nungwi. It's a cave where slaves were once held. Hard to find, get a local driver to take you. Bring a flash light.
There is a gentleman who will take you down to the slave cave and explained to you the history. Worthwhile to learn about the local history.
Written 8 November 2019
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Kenyan Traveller
Nairobi, Kenya1,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Nothing very special about the caves themselves but it is the history of the caves and what they were used for that is very interesting. We came here directly after visiting the Mangapwani Slave Chamber and this was a natural transition of historical events from there. Ideal to do both these sites and they are pretty close together.
Written 27 December 2018
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Galos_Airo
Barcelos, Portugal402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 4 February 2018
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ClanFraserTravels
Aberdeen, UK133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
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 chance there is in bumping your head on the cave roof as I found out to my cost. You are given a torch to go round with which was liable to go out at any moment.
The exit was a small hole which you had to squeeze though and it came out in what I would describe as jungle. Not the sort of outing for flip flops or sandles.
One other thing to note it was very warm inside .
One for the adventurous I would say.
Written 4 August 2017
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Kristof V
Antwerp, Belgium26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 ends by climbing
Written 18 April 2017
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Niek A
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
The cave itself is not most fascinating, story behind is impressive. Somewhat challenging to get out the narrow exit
Written 24 January 2017
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Ulf Wike Ljungblad
Tonsberg, Norway277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
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!
Written 29 December 2016
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Nacho Á. Ortiz-Repiso
Barcelona, Spain273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 13 December 2016
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Carol D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 19 September 2016
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