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.