The Ancient city state of Kilwa is only 10 minutes south by plane.
Amongst the most beautiful of cities, and elegantly built was the description of Ibn Battuta who arrived at Kilwa in 1331.
describes the city, its gardens, orchids and the mosque. The palace had
many rooms and open courtyards as well as a circular swimming pool.
Below the cliff was a gradually descending slope where boats would
anchor at the palace.
Flora / Fauna
Coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, inter-tidal flats, coastal forest.
gold-striped fusilier, cigar wrasse, queen coris, goldbar wrasse,
grouper, barracuda, rainbow runner, blackspotted ribbontail ray,
bluespotted ribbontail ray, eagle ray, manta ray, yellowfin tuna,
kingfish, mackerel, bonito, cobia, reef shark, green turtle, hawksbill
turtle, comores lesser flying fox, duiker, bush pig, mongoose,