Mangapwani Coral Cave

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  • Address: Mangapwani, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Family And Kids

The coral caves of Mangapwani lie 20km north of main town Zanzibar. Despite the caves being so close to the sea, there is a pond of fresh water inside the Coral Cave. The caves were discovered when its ownership passed on to a wealthy Arab landowner. They were mainly used for its fresh water reserves. If rumours are to be believed, these caves were also used to hide slaves after the legal abolition of slavery on the island. The cave’s narrow entrance obstructs mass movement and adds to its mysterious appeal. The Mangapwani Beach is around two kilometres away from the cave.

Mangapwani Coral Cave Travel Tips

  • Stick to a group when walking into the cave.
  • Wear sturdy shoes.
  • Be careful if entering or drinking water from the pond.

How to Reach Mangapwani Coral Cave

  • Reach here by taxi or dala-dala. A hired car or bike is also a good option for the commute.

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  • Mangapwani Coral Cave Address: Mangapwani, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Mangapwani Coral Cave Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mangapwani Coral Cave(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mangapwani Coral Cave: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 2.84% of people who visit Zanzibar include Mangapwani Coral Cave in their plan

  • 57.14% of people start their Mangapwani Coral Cave visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mangapwani Coral Cave

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mangapwani Coral Cave

People normally club together Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Old Fort while planning their visit to Mangapwani Coral Cave.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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