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Address: Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve, Kiwengwa, Tanzania

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We coupled this trip with a spice tour which I would really recommend! A great insight into a dark history, it allows you to touch and feel a very historically significant time in... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
sarah b
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

These caves might not be insanely big, but very pretty and real. If you're adventurous you can crawl through to the other side...

Thank Charlotte J
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

i recomand to visit here it was so ammaizing place that you can wouder wat was happen before it like rock did it

Thank joanederick
London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We coupled this trip with a spice tour which I would really recommend! A great insight into a dark history, it allows you to touch and feel a very historically significant time in history. Steps into the cave are a bit steep so take care, not accessible for disabled people.

Thank sarah b
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

first i'd like to state, that some of the reviews seem to be about another attraction. today we took a half day trip from pongwe to the caves and kendwa beach via the turtle sanctuary in nungwi. we had a really good time, although we got a bit dirty as we crawlend deep in to the north-cave (the south cave... More 

Thank Egil B
Kingsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

I am not sure if these were the caves we visited, but the small cave was entered going through a local village and then down a wooden bridge and steps. The local children were very curious and we were invited into a home. That left us feeling uncomfortable. It was pitch black going in to the cave and dangerous underfoot... More 

Thank Nicole L
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Only if you are nearby and having nothing else to do, need a cheap activity, or love caves. Honestly I wasn't too fond of the bats and spider looking creatures crawling around. I wasn't adventurous to go deep down. We made it out safely.

Thank Indira H
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

There maybe 2different caves in Kiwenga but the ones we went too weren't worth the trek. It wasn't far from the hotel but it just wasn't worth it, you have to walk down a little mud path, through where the Masai have a shelter of sorts, when you get there its part concrete structure part cave and the cave water... More 

Thank jeniben
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

First, this attraction was not highlighted well in my guidebook, second it might be difficult to arrange without your own transport but... it's osomehow underestimated and well worth the effort. From Kiwengwa you need to drive west for about 2km and spot for a small sign on the left side of the road. Another 500m through a dirt road will... More 

Thank Kazik_Deyna
Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2015

The visit to caves would have been more enjoyable if it was better lit, we would have seen more if we'd seen our way better.

Thank Bridget O
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

What a disaster . The good thing at first - it was free of charge. The caves are split in north and south part . No lights, no information , nothing else then tiny caves. The entrance sign was a rusty plate . It takes 1km from the main road to go there. Locked like , there haven't been someone... More 

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