Shimoni Slaves Cave Tour 2024/25

Shimoni Slave Caves Tour

Only five minutes from Shimoni Pier are the ancient coral caves of Shimoni.

Vast, cavernous bat-filled, they are reputed to extend 5 km inland and served for centuries as scared sites of worship and sanctuary for the local community.

Shimoni Slave Caves Tour

Later, in the 18th and 19th century, the caves served as the holding areas for the thousands of slaves captured in the African interior, who were in transit to the Arabian slave markets of Zanzibar.

The caves, which are run as a community project, are open from 08.30 am to 06.00 pm and an entrance fee is charged.

The headquarters of the Imperial British East Africa Company were situated in Shimoni.

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