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Amazing site

Truly awesome site. The whole island is worth at least a day's visit. So much to see and well worth... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Ancient ruins, a must do while in Kilwa!

Don't hesitate to make the journey to peaceful Kilwa, and have a tour of these amazing ruins, a... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Truly awesome site. The whole island is worth at least a day's visit. So much to see and well worth it, even in the heat. Bring lots of water!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WillM567
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Don't hesitate to make the journey to peaceful Kilwa, and have a tour of these amazing ruins, a Unesco World Heritage site.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

For a long time, I have always wanted to go and see the Ruins of Kilwa. A short boat drive, with our lovely tour guide Jamalia, we completed the 4 hour tour at leisure! The ruins themselves are kept and maintained. The sheer magnitude of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TamTravelPot
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Impressive ruins of the nearly forgotten Suaheli culture - centuries before the arrival of the Portugueses

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Klaus S
Reviewed June 17, 2018

one of the better ruins on the island and an architectural wonder for the area. the light inside the mosque later in the afternoon is really nice.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I generally loved Kilwa and think it’s severely underrated and deserves way more visitors, which will hopefully incentivize investment to restore the amazing historical sites in the area. I’ve been to many UNESCO sites and this is clearly not the most well-maintained. But in a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 737hannahz
Reviewed December 19, 2017

If staying in this area a tour of Kilwa Kisani is a must, it requires taking a water taxi over to the island which was also fun, and beautiful scenery from the boat. .You need to hire a guide, highly recommend Othumani, he was just...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Cheryl Y
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited the ruins through a tour with Mwangaza hideaway. Ruins are well worth a visit. Better early morning or evening with the heat and kids.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alice C
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This is a place of great historical importance but unfortunately is not (yet) well preserved. It was a mosque until the XV century an later an import fortress that appears in the majority of the maps drawn during Vasco da Gama period.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank PedroB4442
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Among the well-kept ruins of the ancient omanite stronghold of Kilwa Kisiwani, the great mosque is for sure the most interesting.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gemma G
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Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site
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