Kilwa

Kilwa

Kilwa is most famous for its historic ruins at Kilwa Kiswani and Songo Mnara. These are by far the best preserved relics of the pre colonial era to be found in Tanzania. Just a few hours drive from Dar and the Selous, kilwa makes for an excellent weekend getaway option.

  • History, beach & diving: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Kilwa: June - December
  • How to get to Kilwa: you can drive or fly
  • Safari types available:River Boat Safari, history centred walking Safari, diving

The fantastic ancient wealth of Kilwa was mentioned by Milton in 'Paradise Lost' and today it makes a great destination for honeymooners, divers and history enthusiasts. Kilwa has a range of accommodation available and has a relaxed pace. It combines well with safaris to the Selous Game Reserve.

Dhow cruises are available on request as is sports fishing and cultural tours.


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  • Attractions: Culture, Education, Nature, Relaxing, and Water Sports.
  • How to get there: Drive, Fly
Where to go in Kilwa

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    Samantha Crichton

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!

    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

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    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

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    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

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    Austria, Jul 2013

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    United States of America, Sept 2013