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Mangapwani Slave Cave lies  further north up the coast from the Coral Cavern. it was actually a man-made cell consisting of two of rectangular pits, dug from the coral limestone and originally covered with coral rag, laid on mangrove poles

 

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Ruins near Stone Town - Zanzibar

These ruins constitute the continuous stone settlement ever built in Zanzibar; and consist of dwellings, forts, and temples.

Dunga Ruins: This is a palace that was built for Mwinyi Mkuu  (the Great Chief) Ahmed Bin Mohammed Hassan. He was the Swahili Ruler of Zanzibar in the 18th Century, before the Oman occupation. The main walls of the palace are still standing. The original royal splendor,  pillars, stair cases, old passages and archways are all visible today. 
During excavation  done to this place Swahili drums, horns, and a few skeletons were found. [See the Map]
Fukuchani Ruins: This place has the remains of large house, which is thought to be built in 16th Century by Swahili people. The house was built of coral bricks. The ruins here are much more impressive and in good condition. It is also possible  from here to get clear view of Tumbatu island (among the oldest Swahili Towns in East Africa). The place is between Nungwi and Mkwajuni.  [See the Map]
Mvuleni Ruins: The ruins were named Mvuleni because of the  Mvule trees,  which are  found in the area.  They are located near Fukuchani. The ruins resemble each other,  and it is believed they  were built by Swahili people.
Mkokotoni: Mkokotoni is the of place that proves that early trade between Swahili and Chinese people took place.   Chinese coins discovered in 1984  indicates that trade with China was conducted earlier than trade with Europeans.  
The Lady Khole Ruins: In Swahili is pronounced as "Magofu ya Bibie Khole". Magofu means Ruins, ya means of, and Bibie is a lady. The ruins are a remnant of  a 19th century house of a daughter of Sultan Seyyid Said. 
Mbweni Ruins: This is the remnant of St Mary's Girls School. The School was used to educate orphans whose parents died in slave trade or  girls  whose parents were freed from slave trade. Within the compound there is  a hotel (Mbweni Ruins Hotel), a beach, and  botanic gardens.   The place is also suitable for bird watching, diving and snorkeling. It is a boarding point for trip to Chumbe Island Coral Park
Ruins in Tumbatu Island,   the palace from the early 13th century can be found and it is almost sure that the first stone-built city of the Zanzibar archipelago existed in Tumbatu. These ruins are those of an ancient town that contains 40 stone houses. It was recorded by an Arab geographer in the 13th century that the Muslim people of Zanzibar Island were attacked and then retreated to Tumbatu Island where the people were apparently also Muslim
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 Ruins near Stone town
Ruins in Stone Town

We arrange tours to all of these places, which combined with your itinerary to Zanzibar.

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