Kilwa Masoko our local town is known as the gateway to the south and our hotel acts 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.
Want to know where our hotel is, view our Kilwa Map. The Kilwa Ruins are the ruins of palaces and mansions belonging to Arabic gold dealers and slave traders that ruled the east African coastline 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… read our new history of Kilwa ruins
Kilwa Beach Lodge
Our beach lodge offers accommodation on a 10 acre former coconut plantation, which 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 meters from the swimming safe, warm Indian Ocean and are designed to maximise the warm, tropical breeze that blows on the beach for 22 hours per day.
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 lodge is on a tropical Tanzanian beach allows us to offer a variety of water and marine activities including hippo trips, snorkeling, fishing (both artisanal and deep-sea), diving (by mid 2015) and through our community work and project we have constructed a Marine Biology Research Station on the hotels site.
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 hotel and the Ruins of Kisiwani & 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.