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There were numerous routes used by slave traders across the islands, especially after the slave trade was declared illegal. Such excursions can begin at the Dhow Harbour in Malindi, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar, moving to the house of Tippu Tip, the notorious slave trader and then on to the Anglican Church, built on the old slave market. From here, tours often move to Mbweni, past the missionary graves to visit Mbweni Ruins, formerly a school for freed slave girls, before heading to Livingstone House and onto Mangapwani Beach.At Mangapwani you can walk through the caves which stored hundreds of slaves, kept waiting for the monsoons and the arrival of the dhows to be carried north.

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