Featuring free WiFi, Kilwa Pakaya Hotel offers accommodation in Kilwa Masoko. The hotel has a barbecue and a private beach area. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms have a private bathroom. Also bike and car hire are available at this hotel. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including windsurfing, snorkeling and diving. Read more below about Kilwa and its beautiful surroundings.
East Africa’s Greatest Empire, the history of Kilwa.
Kilwa, including Kisiwani islands are located in the south of Tanzania. It was once a thriving seaport; from the eleventh century the sultans of Kilwa grew rich from control of the gold trade. Gold was mined at Great Zimbabwe far off in the interior, and carried by caravan and then by boat to Fatimid Cairo, passing through Kilwa on its way north. Kilwa grew in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and is mentioned by several early chroniclers. The most significant standing ruins from this period are the Great Mosque and the Palace at Husuni Kubwa. The palace was unrivaled in East Africa for its architectural sophistication and splendor. Founded in the fourteenth century, the Great Mosque was, up until the sixteenth century, the largest mosque in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1498, the Portuguese arrived in East Africa and quickly asserted control over the region’s trade. They built a fort at the edge of the town, which was completed in 1505.
Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara are among the most significant historic sites along the Swahili coast of East Africa and both were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The standing ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani represent a slice through East African history, from the high point of the Swahili civilization, through decline under Portuguese control, to annexation by the Omani Empire based in Zanzibar. Structures survive from all of these periods, making Kilwa Kisiwani one of the foremost built-heritage sites in East Africa.
Enjoy our fresh dishes served throughout the day. Kilwa Pakaya is more than a place to sleep.
Hotel, bar, lounge, restaurant and your start into Kilwa's beauty and history.
Hotel, bar, lounge, restaurant and your start into Beautiful beaches, nice flowers, panoramic seaview just a glitch of our spacious rooms.
Our lounge bar and restaurant are spread across a paved garden, over the beach up to the sea. Daily meals and drinks are always available, in in a hurry big dishes can be prepared on appointment to get the freshest ingredients as possible.
Our restaurant is operated by well trained local chefs to prepare good quality food with local and daily fresh ingredients . We have our own fisherman to catch daily fresh fish, if interested in fishing guests are always welcome to join game fishing