Kuza Cave
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Kuza Cave offers a unique experience for adventurous nature-lovers. Discover the ancient limestone cave and crystal clear healing mineral water pool. See artefacts from the cave and a timeline of Swahili history going back to the beginning of our story as humans originating in East Africa. You will walk across a small bridge and a few steps to the base of the well-lit cave to find a large pool formed by a subterranean river. The area is a wildlife sanctuary for dozens of monkeys, birds, butterflies and bushbabies. Our Culture Centre invites you to enjoy Swahili music, drumming and dancing with our onsite artists. Stay for the day and learn the secrets to Swahili cooking. You will learn how to gently blend Zanzibar spices and make fresh coconut milk curry. Don't miss out on discovering this hidden gem tucked away in the tropical jungle of Jambiani - you will be surprised!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hugo Mártires
Faro, Portugal101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I think this is the kind of sigh which is more like a "touristic trap". Not because someone will harm you or press you to buy anything. That is not the case. But because it's just a small cave with fresh water and no one really provide any type of interesting information about the place.
No snorkelling at all because there is nothing to see in the water (no fish in fresh water) and also there is little sun light, so you can barely see anything bellow.
I payed 10$ p/ person and they say that I guide will take you and present you with some information about the cave. Not really. In fact you can read all the important information in the posters at the entrance. From there is just a group of people making out money out of a natural sight. They are more interesting in making money with souvenirs, playing music, or providing cooking classes, all related to the "local culture".
Personally, I think it's a waste of time. The only good thing it to swim in cold water, rather than the warm waters from the ocean. But even so, it doesn't worth 10$.
Written 3 March 2022
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Paul
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Ask a local to guide you here to get some local knowledge (Salim +255 621 126 636) will guide you and will give a tour of the local area. He also got me a good rate on changing dollars to shillings in the local shop. Get to Kuza early as it gets busy. You will only need a short time here though you can stay a while and have a drink and a meal.
Written 20 December 2020
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Ismail M
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
It is a good place to spend you vocation. You'll be welcomed by kind people, increase knowledge in history of Zanzibar, swim in meditation water in sacref cave. Finally join in drum lesson, dancing and singing African misic
Written 2 September 2021
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mon
The Netherlands14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
crystal clear water , not that busy in the morning, been swimming almost alone .
I d recommend to bring goggles to look under the water and see deep holes , experience is mind-blowing.
It has been extraordinary experience! If you in Jambiani, its a must!
Written 14 November 2021
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alexandrar228
Dubai, United Arab Emirates577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed our time in the Kuza cave. The weather was quite hot and being in this refreshing water was really enjoyable. The place is really nice, it reminded us of the cenotes in Yucatán. We paid 10$ per adult, kids under 12 pay half. There was almost no one, and we were there after lunch
Written 24 February 2022
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The Kuza Cave is in a large sink hole near Jambiani. It is quite suitable for taking a swim which can be recommended as kind of a tranquil and peaceful experience. The water is not cold and there is a changing room available. On site are also some cultural experiences such explanations about the cave, an active Artist’s pavilion, a small swimming pool for chilling, and a Swahili cooking class. Altogether a nice trip for a few hours change of scenery from the gorgeous Jambiani beach.
Written 10 April 2023
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Tania Esparon
Mahe Island, Seychelles92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited the Kuza Cave and went for a swim. It's very cold at first! But it's mesmerizing from the minute you get there till you're leaving. Once you get acclimatized to the water temp you simply don't want to get out. This has got to be the clearest water I've ever seen in a cave. A must visit!
Written 18 July 2023
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Karoline_Crane
Prague, Czech Republic884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It cost 20000 TSH or 10 dollar the entrance .
You should shower before so the water will be protected . It's a nice place.you can also make a cooking classes. By paying the entrance also support some local school .it was nice to see it.it about like 20minutes you will stay it's quite small.but you can have refreshing swim and watch the crazy blue colour of water .we went here by walk from jambiani .it's also cool to see the village and you can make little shopping on the way in the local shops .
Written 14 February 2020
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MYBailey
Philadelphia, PA247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide took us to this cave during our tour and it was a pleasant surprise. After a short trek down some steep stairs and stones, you can take a dip into the freshwater in the cave. You can do this as part of a tour but don’t need to make this a destination on its own as you’ll only spend 15-20 mins here.
Written 2 July 2023
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Virginia D
104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We arrived at the end of a rainstorm, which meant the paths were a bit more slippery, but there was no one yet at the cave. It is a steep climb across rocks down into the cave and rock shoes proved very helpful.

The water was pristine and lovely to swim in. My adventurous teenage son was bitten by one of the harmless water bugs (like a mosquito bite), after swimming all over the cave. The water is much deeper than it seems, despite being so clear.

There were showers, toilets and a change room at the Cultural Centre.
Written 8 July 2023
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