Kilwa Tanzania



In a beautiful part of Tanzania there is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site where ruins tell stories of lives lived long ago. Discover Kilwa, which actually means ‘Place of Fish’, and then be collected by a luxury catamaran to explore Mafia and the Quirimbas with our renowned Mozambique Yacht Safaris.

You will need a few days to do is as Kilwa alone is not one place but three different destinations. With Mozambique Yacht Safaris you can cruise the Tanzanian coast, go and explore Kilwa Kisiwani, Kilwa Kivinje and Kilwa Masoko, then combine this with a yacht charter into the Quirimbas Archipelago. You will stand in awe and take in the current restoration of these ruins while your guide enlightens you about their origin.

For travellers who want to learn more about the history of Tanzania, then Kilwa is worth seeing despite the fact that it is off the beaten track. Taking a Quirimba yacht charter to this UNESCO World Heritage Site destination adds excitement and luxury to the adventure. Combining Mozambique and Tanzania is a logical way to tailor make your yacht charter with Mozambique Yacht Safaris and we are here to assist you to choose your itinerary with care.

Gareza Kilwa

While many tourists head straight for Zanzibar, the tiny island of Mafia remains unexplored and it will feel as if you are travelling back in time when you sail there on board our luxury Lagoon 52 catamarans as part of your private yacht charter into the Quirimbas from Mozambique. Explore Mafia which is deemed one of the safest holiday destinations in Africa! It is famed for its rich biodiversity and its incredible diving where divers see a wealth of corals, turtles and fish species enough to take your breath away. Mafia is a marine park and joins the destination of Kilwa (a UNESCO site) as a protected site in the Indian Ocean.

Sail around the islands of the Mozambique Quirimbas Archipelago and then to Mafia and Kilwa in Tanzania – a sail and safari yachting experience like no other! Our professional crew will take you to see history and culture and marine biodiversity that will change the way your perceive things. Our natural and cultural heritage here in Africa deserves recognition and conservation and you can be part of this when you travel responsibly with Mozambique Yacht Safaris.

The Quirimbas part of the yacht charter takes you to Matemo Island where you can explore the beaches and spend time snorkelling and swimming. Go fishing at Rolas Island, completely deserted and natural, a paradise in its own right! Matemo is home to a small fishing community whom you will meet.

\Matemo Island

With Mozambique Yacht Safaris you get right back into nature and see amazing land and marine wildlife. You may be travelling in luxury but we introduce you to the great outdoors of Mozambique and Tanzania in a unique sail and safari combo package tour.

Your sailing trip starts with a walk around Kilwa UNESCO World Heritage Site and when you are collected by your luxury yacht charter, we continue up to Mafia Island then the Quirimbas. Yes this is paradise – book your package with the experts.