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Worth it only with a guide

We had a great guide (booked from the tourist information) and he made the place very interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
KajsaWargh
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Medieval surprise

The Kaole ruins (if visited with a guide) reveals a wealth of information on Tanzania's past... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
davidboselie
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good guides at the interresting ruins of Kaole. Als info of old trade routes towards the East. Ruins are well kept, and Worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avadeler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to my Local Guide Paulina for arranging a short tour of Kaole Ruins. well maintained place with English speaking local guide, however i had to paid him extra tips beside entry ticket

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Upendra B
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great guide (booked from the tourist information) and he made the place very interesting. Alone, I don’t think it would have made much sense

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KajsaWargh
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Kaole ruins (if visited with a guide) reveals a wealth of information on Tanzania's past including the graves of true lovers, the eternal fresh water source, a giant baobab that supports your longevity and more

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank davidboselie
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you real wanna know the history at the same time collecting some blessings visit KAOLE RUINS This place is a worthwhile place to visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sherpa759755
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Kaole with our friendly, and knowledgeable guide from Halisi Adventures. Kaole ruins id Very nice place to visiting if you wanna explore African culture and history. It has few interesting things to visit like 13th Century Mosque, 13th Century Graves, First port of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank andytrop
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The historic must see place is beautiful. We had a really good tour guide who knew his history well. Lovely experience.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Christabel I
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting historical site with a good small museum. We had a knowledgeable guide called Kelvin. Seems better run and better value than the caravan serai which we also visited. Entrance fee 20kTSh for adults, 10 for children. 2kTSh for Tanzanian nationals. We took the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Judith J
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Visited Bagamoyo, and the town has some hidden gems, and is filled with historic sights, but nearing cities offer much more to do

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jannik A
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nice to hear a bit of history of our country but a bit expensive for what it is ( the overall visit took less than one hour).

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank FanIbra
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