A small island in the south of Tanzania, separated from the mainland by just 3 km, Kilwa Kisiwani preserves some of the oldest evidence of the important history that has encompassed Tanzania’s coastline for more than a millennium. Its vestiges, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with those of the neighbouring Songo Mnara island, are a true architectural and archaeological treasure, a historical document now in ruins, but attempting to revive thanks to the goodwill of the inhabitants, skilled maintainers, and the legends of its glorious past.
Day 1 :
Dar es Salaam/Kilwa Masoko
Transfer south to Kilwa Masoko beach.
Day 2 :
Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Islands
Persian, Omani and Portuguese ruins, among Swahili villages, mangroves and coral reefs.
Day 3 :
Kilwa Masoko/Dar es Salaam
Return to the economic capital of the country.