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If you want a glimpse and feel of the Portuguese and Persian era in Tanzania take a bold step and visit the city of ruins, Kilwa. After a 4hours drive using the Dar- Mtwara route you will find within the region of Lindi, a place with a lot of remains of the colonial era in form of ruins. Despite the remoteness of Kilwa the historical richness is remarkable. Filled with crumbling mosques, remnants of once glorious places and ancient tombs; a stroll around this city is like taking a step back into colonial times.

As you approach Kilwa Masoko you will be dazzled by the incorporation of the Portuguese culture into the lives of the indigenous of Lindi. From the way their houses are built down to the sultanates that are still prominent in these areas. A while after a boat ride in the Indian Ocean, a leap into the past is taken as you enter Kilwa Kisiwani. With the assistance of a tour guide you will see a variety of ruins adjacent to the ocean from the Malindi mosques & cemetery, the Kilwa fort (gereza) to the tombs of the sultans.

Highlight of the tour.
- Boat ride from Masoko to Kisiwani
- Historical tour in Kilwa Kisiwani.

Day 1:

Departure is at 8:00am from pickup point in Posta (askari monument) then embark on your journey to Kilwa. Arrival at Kilwa will be around lunch hours, check into the Kilwa Pakaya hotel in Masoko and have your lunch. A tour around Masoko will be right after lunch giving you an opportunity to interact with the locals as you await a boat ride to Kilwa Kisiwani: a place decorated with a lot of mangroves and ruins . The rest of the evening is at your leisure to enjoy the sunset and the evening breeze of the ocean and have dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 2:

After breakfast you will checkout of the hotel and await the driver who will be taking you back to Dar. The drive back to Dar will begin at 10:30am.

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The tour includes
- Costs of the boat ride to Kisiwani
- Historical tour in the ruins
- Transportation to and from Dar
- Overnight at Kilwa Pakaya hotel (full board)

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