During your stay in Zanzibar, how would you like to visit some amazing caves and also enjoy a beautiful beach?
The Mangapwani Coral Cave is a large natural cavern with a freshwater pool. Local people got their drinking water here. The Slave Chamber, a dark cave cut into the coral rock, was used as a holding place to hide slaves for the illegal trade.
Illicit slave trading continued for many years after the legal trade was abolished toward the end of the 19th century. Still today, you can see the dirt path that goes from the beach to the Slave Chamber.
Slaves were taken off boats from the mainland to the small bay nearby. They were brought here first before being taken into Stone Town for sale or to plantations for labor.
Visit the modern memorial built in memory to all the victims of the slave trade.
The area is surrounded by a variety of indigenous trees such as Breadfruit, Rambutans, and scent shrubs. The remains of an abandoned cargo ship remain on the shore close to Mangapwani Cave, as a reminder of what happened here.
Do not miss the opportunity to learn some of our history while visiting beautiful Zanzibar.
Half-day tour. Approx. 5 hours.
Departure: 8:30 am.
You can choose the tour starting time, we usually recommend 8:30 am.
You may choose a private excursion and the desired time of departure.
Leaving from Stone Town:
$30 USD per person (2 person minimum)
3-4 people 25 USD per person
5 or more 20 USD per person
Children between 7-18 15 USD per person
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel
- Transport waiting charge
- Experienced professional tour guide
- All taxes, fuel and service fees included
- Bottled water
- Entrance fees
- Medical insurance
- Airport taxes
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Bring your swimming suit, towel, sunscreen, hat or cap, and your camera
- Bring insect repellent