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What To Do In Kilwa

Kilwa Ruins Tour

A half-day tour of Kilwa Kisiwani typically encompasses several key historical and cultural sites on the island. Kilwa Kisiwani, located off the coast of Tanzania, is re...
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Kilwa Kivinje

Experience Kilwa Kivinje's serene coastal charm, traditional fishing villages, and breathtaking sunsets for an unforgettable Tanzanian coastal adventure.
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Kilwa Masoko

Discover Kilwa Masoko's vibrant markets, rich history, and welcoming locals for an authentic Tanzanian experience off the beaten path.
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Community

Proudly sponsoring NGO KIYODEA, we support education, medical care, AIDS awareness, and the Kilwa orphanage, fostering positive community impact.
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Fishing

Embark on thrilling deep-sea fishing adventures or join locals for traditional fishing experiences in Kilwa, promising unforgettable encounters with marine life.
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1. What is Kilwa Kisiwani?

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Kilwa Kisiwani holds immense historical importance as a former trading hub that influenced the birth of Swahili culture. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was once inhabited by Shirazi Arabs who traded in gold, spices, and slaves. Today, it offers a glimpse into this rich past despite being a small fishing village.

2. What are the main attractions in Kilwa Kisiwani?

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The main attractions include the Great Mosque, the Husuni Kubwa palace ruins, the Portuguese Fort, and numerous other archaeological sites that showcase the city's past prosperity and influence.

3. How far is Kilwa Kisiwani from Kilwa Beach Lodge?

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Kilwa Kisiwani is approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from Kilwa Beach Lodge in Kilwa Masoko.

It is 5km to the port and then you take a boat over to the ruins. 

4. Can I visit Kilwa Kisiwani on a half-day tour from Kilwa Beach Lodge?

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Yes, half-day tours to Kilwa Kisiwani are available from Kilwa Beach Lodge. These tours typically include a guided visit to the major archaeological sites and can be customized based on your preferences.

5. What should I wear and bring ?

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It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking. Additionally, bring sunscreen, a hat, water, and a camera to capture the stunning sights. It is a muslim island so you should also dress respectfully.

6. What does the Kilwa Kisiwani Half Day Trip from Kilwa Beach Lodge include?

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The Kilwa Kisiwani Half Day Trip includes transportation from the lodge, guided services, and boat transport to the island. Visitors can explore the ancient ruins and learn about the city's history and significance.

7. Can I visit additional archaeological sites besides Kilwa Kisiwani?

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Yes, guests can opt for an add-on visit to Songo Mnara, another archaeological site that offers insights into ancient Swahili culture. This add-on involves additional fees and can be arranged through the lodge.

8. Is snorkeling available as an add-on activity?

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Yes, visitors can combine their Kilwa Kisiwani trip with a full day of snorkeling on the region's beautiful reefs. This add-on includes a packed lunch and we can hire you snorkeling equipment.

9. How can I book these activities from Kilwa Beach Lodge?

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Guests can express their interest in these activities before arrival and confirm them shortly before their stay. Booking can be done through the lodge's reception desk or their website.

10. What does the Kilwa Kisiwani Half Day Trip from Kilwa Beach Lodge include?

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The Kilwa Kisiwani Half Day Trip includes transportation from the lodge, guided services, and boat transport to the island. Visitors can explore the ancient ruins and learn about the city's history and significance.

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