Kilwa Kisiwani in detail

Flights & getting there

Local boats go from the port at Kilwa Masoko to Kilwa Kisiwani (Tsh200) whenever there are enough passengers – usually only in the early morning, at about 7am. However, they are not permitted to take tourists. As you are required to go with a guide to the islands, you'll need to pay their prices (US$40 per person including transport, guide fees and entry fee). With a good wind, in a sailing dhow the trip takes about 20 minutes.