Kilwa Ruins Lodge is situated on the southern coast of Tanzania in Kilwa Masoko, a harbour town steeped in a thousand years of history covering slave trade, spice trade and gold trade with the likes of the Sultan al Hasan bin Sulaiman and intrepid explorer Vasco da Gama having left their indelible marks on its breathtaking landscape. A mere 1 hour flight from Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International airport, Kilwa Ruins Lodge is the only fishing lodge in a 400 kilometer stretch of the Indian Ocean spanning Pemba in northern Mozambique and Dar es Salaam in central Tanzania.
Sport fishing at its absolute best is available to clients who are guided by a combination of experienced local fisherman and world class boat skippers, equipped with state of the art fishing tackle and navigational systems. Under the watchful eye of our fishing skipper, the management and staff of Kilwa Ruins Lodge cater to the needs of all anglers, from the expert right down to the novice.
With yellowfin tuna savaging bait balls of mantis shrimps in a frenzy that churns the ocean surface into an angry white froth, an anglers’ paradise awaits anyone who wishes to pit their strength against that of the mighty “yellow dog” of the sea. Catching 100 pounders almost borders on the mundane at Kilwa Ruins Lodge, with 200 pounders being landed as often as the strength and stamina of the angler permits.
An abundance of species, including sailfish, marlin, giant trevally, wahoo and dorado, to mention but a few, join in the feeding frenzy making a haul of four or five different species in one day is commonplace.
The ocean around Kilwa Ruins Lodge is dotted with a myriad of islands, reefs and sandbars, lending itself to most angling disciplines including spinning and flyfishing. Salt water flyfishers the world over have been overwhelmed by what Kilwa Ruins Lodge has to offer while spinners are overawed by the regularity with which they boat various species, often over 50lbs in weight, on their light tackle. An expansive set of waterways, exceeding 25 nautical miles in total and lined with mangrove trees, opens up a whole new world of angling with the exciting snapper topping the popularity stakes.
Distinctly unique to Kilwa Ruins Lodge – because of its remoteness from other fishing lodges – is that clients can find themselves exploring reefs and islands never before visited by sport fisherman.