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.

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

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • Thank you very much for the organization of our Safari. We were really happy with our guide Henry and our cook. Everything was great. Henry was a wonderful guide, always on time.

    Cline Gardiol

    Switzerland, Jan 2013

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

    Genevieve Champagne


  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013