Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani and Kilwa Songo Mnara, Tanzania

The ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani and Kilwa Songo Mnara are on two islands off the coast of East Africa, in Tanzania. A town has existed here since the 7th and 8th century and became an important seaport on the trade route along the coast of East Africa.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
When the tide is extreamly high, the salt pan fills with water, leaving a crusty layer when the sea retreats. Laocal people gather wood in the magrove forests, for building houses and boats.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authori...