+255 743 072 315 info@kilwa.co.tz

Welcome To Kilwa Beach Lodge

Nestled within a tranquil bay hailed as the epitome of coastal beauty, our Kilwa Beach Lodge boasts the title of the “beach of beaches” by locals. With its pristine white sands, balmy waters, and cool palm-shaded retreats, it’s the quintessential tropical escape.

Spread across a lush 10-acre expanse of former coconut plantation, our lodge offers just 7 rooms, including the pioneering Africa’s inaugural superadobe eco-room, crafted with cutting-edge NASA technology originally devised for lunar missions.

Each of our accommodations sits mere steps away from the inviting embrace of the safe, warm waters of the Indian Ocean, strategically designed to harness the gentle tropical breeze that sweeps across the beach for 22 hours a day. Additionally, we provide a range of Kilwa hotel rooms, including a spacious family option. 

Conveniently located in southern Tanzania, midway between Dar-Es-Salaam and Lindi, our lodge serves as an ideal stopover for travelers journeying between Tanzania and Mozambique. 

Our Rooms

Beach Front Room

Our beach rooms in Kilwa seamlessly blend modern eco-build with traditional Swahili design, offering ocean views and featuring double or twin bedrooms, mosquito netting, ample storage, a fan, and a romantic makuti thatched roof. Each room is equipped with a bathroom including a fresh water shower, toilet, and basin.

Beach Front Family Room

Our family rooms are also traditional Swahili style, offering ocean views and featuring two separate bedrooms, with one double bed and two singles, intended for children under 12. Additionally, each room provides mosquito netting, ample storage, a fan, a romantic makuti thatched roof, and a bathroom equipped with a fresh water shower, toilet, and basin.

SuperAdobe Eco Suite

Our SuperAdobe eco room uses moon landing technology to offer a private balcony with sunrise views and an outdoor shower. They have a double bed upstairs and a sleeper couch downstairs, along with mosquito netting, ample storage, a fan, and a romantic makuti thatched roof. Each room also includes a bathroom and outdoor shower.

More About Kilwa

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 trips, snorkeling, fishing (both artisanal and deep-sea), diving.

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.​

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 Selous Game Reserve, Nyerere National Park.

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

What Our Guests Think

We highly recommend Kilwa Beach Lodge for a family stay. Staff were attentive without being overbearing and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable, which it truly was.

Kilwa is a gem and we’d love to return.



We came for 3 nights and left after 5. We were made extremely welcome but without having our privacy invaded. The service in the restaurant was second to none and the view at breakfast led to a slow lingering start to the day.



When I tell you this is one of the nicest beach resorts I have stayed in believe me.
It is located on a quiet, peaceful beach off the main road. There is no A/C, no TV or wifi in the room. It’s a lovely place to come to unplug from worldly chaos 😀.



We stayed for a long weekend at the Kilwa Beach Lodge and just enjoyed everything! Perfectly situated, very nice food, very clean but above all an incredible team! Nothing was impossible, always smiling and helpful and we did feel very welcome with the kids as well! Thanks a lot!



Why Our Guests Keep Coming Back


Our Restaurant Serves Everything But Specialises In Fresh Seafood.


We Offer Free Kayaks And Paddleboard For Inhouse Guests To Use.

Kilwa Kisiwani

Nearby Medieval Swahili Trading City With Impressive Ruins On An Island.


Miles and miles of deserted beach which really give that Robinson Crusoe vibe.

Hire Car To Kilwa

We offer the following vehicle rental rates to Kilwa from Dar; please note these are one way prices, including driver and fuel:

Toyota Prado – large 4×4 –  255 US$

Toyota Corolla – taxi –  190 US$

Toyota Alphard– 6 seater minibus – 225 US$

Hire Car To Kilwa

We offer the following vehicle rental rates to Kilwa from Dar; please note these are one way prices, including driver and fuel:

Toyota Prado – large 4×4 –  255 US$

Toyota Corolla – taxi –  190 US$

Toyota Alphard– 6 seater minibus – 225 US$

What To Do In Kilwa


Savor fresh seafood delights, a specialty cuisine offered at our lodge.

Hippo Pools

Venture to nearby Hippo Pools for exciting and adventurous excursions.

Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins

Delve into the captivating history and mystique surrounding the Kilwa Kisiwani ruins.

Deep Sea Fishing

Embark on thrilling deep-sea fishing adventures departing from our shores.

Nyerere National Park

Explore the wonders of Selous Game Reserve, easily accessible from here.


Discover vibrant underwater worlds with guided snorkeling excursions available.


Experience coastal wonders freely with complimentary access to kayaks.

Paddle Board

Enjoy tranquil waters with complimentary paddleboard access provided to guests.


Proudly sponsoring NGO KIYODEA, we support education, medical care and the Kilwa orphanage


Experience  serene coastal charm, traditional fishing villages, and breathtaking sunsets.


Relax on miles of pristine, uninhabited beachfront along our coast.

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