Kuza Cave

We invite you to visit one of Zanzibar’s best kept secrets – Kuza Cave – an ancient limestone jungle cave with crystal clear turquoise fresh water.

For daring nature lovers, snorkelers, divers, and those interested in Swahili culture, Kuza Cave is a one-of-a-kind experience.

The cave is a 50-meter-round sinkhole near Jambiani, Zanzibar‘s east coast, lying in the centre of a remote wilderness. A small bridge and a few stairs lead to an underground oasis. Rainwater has been eroding the limestone for over 250,000 years, resulting in the cave’s round shape. Locals use an elephant-shaped natural rock sculpture as an altar to offer sacrifices to the Kuza cave’s spirits and ask for their help.

Swim in the healing fresh water. Enjoy the peaceful jungle. 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.