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.

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...
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...