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Kilwa Beach Lodge – situated on one of Tanzania’s best beaches


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Our Kilwa Beach Lodge is set in a sheltered bay on what is locally described as the “beach of beaches”. The sand is white, the water warm and the palms shady – a perfect tropical beach destination.

Our 10 acre former coconut plantation, has only 7 rooms, including Africa’s first superadobe eco-room – constructed using NASA building technology prepared for moon landings.

All our rooms are a few metres from the swimming safe, warm Indian Ocean and are designed to maximise the warm, tropical breeze that blows on the beach for 22 hrs per day. We also have a variety of other Kilwa hotel rooms including a family room. In late 2019 we are opening up our new self catering accommodation in Kilwa.

We are situated in southern Tanzania, please see this Kilwa Map for a better idea of where we are.

We are halfway between Dar-Es-Salaam and Lindi, perfect if you are travelling between Tanzania and Mozambique.

Discover Unlimited Beauty



Kilwa Masoko our local town is known as the gateway to the south and is a perfect base for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani (aka Kilwa Ruins), one of Tanzania’s most important archaeological sites and also the Selous Game Reserve.

The Kilwa Ruins are the ruins of palaces and mansions belonging to Arabic gold dealers and slave traders that ruled the east African costline from 800 – 1500.

These members of the Kilwa sultanate developed a complex society including currency and Kilwa coins while Europe was still embroiled in the dark ages.

A stay at our Kilwa hotel can be combined perfectly with a Selous safari and we are in fact the closest beach resort to the Selous.

Our location on a tropical beach allows us to offer a variety of water and marine activities including hippo tripssnorkeling, fishing (both artisanal and deep-sea), diving (by end 2019).

Fish caught within the last few hours are the mainstay of our menu, supplemented with tender squid, king-prawns, lobster and crab all prepared by our head chef,Dulla, and his team. 

We source all of our fish and seafood, fresh from fishermen plying their trade at the fishing village a few hundred metres along the beach from our lodge.

To find out more about our beach lodge and the surrounding areas and what they have to offer as a holiday destination; please browse our website.

Kilwa is becoming a resort comparable with the beach holiday destinations of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba Islands. The area is also a perfect  combination to use with safaris in Tanzania including the the Serengetti and Ngorongoro crater.

If you’re looking for a premium hotel in Kilwa – look no further than Kilwa Beach Lodge

Highly Rated

I totally fell in love with Kilwa Beach Lodge! The water was still and crystal clear and the beach perfect for long undisturbed walks. We visited all the lodges in Kilwa and this was the best. A cute but neat, clean design- with the best beach! The people working there were very friendly and helpful too. Only four hours from Dar this place is magic for a weekend getaway ?

– Mike, Canada

we stayed here recently with children. We all loved the place a lot. Helpful management, great food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. Throughout a lovely experience. After a trip through Tanzania and a stay in 5 different hotels all our kids (4 of them) agreed that this one was ‘the best of all’. We can highly recommend Kilwa Beach Lodge !

– Hannes, Germany

Spent a long weekend here with the family as an getaway from the hustle and bustle of Dar.

A fantastic place – so quiet and peaceful and set in the most beautiful of bays. Just what we all needed to get some R+R. Great food, especially the seafood and a very friendly team – Dave and Maxwell made us all feel so welcome.

Would definitely recommend.

– Peter, UK


Guests who are able to drag themselves away from our beach are always busy during their Kilwa stay
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