Swahili Coast

The Swahili Coast


Before the Portuguese invasion of the Indian Ocean in the 15th Century, the East African coastline was a vibrant centre of trade between the Arabian peninsular, the Indian sub continent and distant China.

Trading ports dotted the coastline as far south as Mozambique and the ruins left behind, mosques and tombs, can be found hidden amongst the overgrown mangrove swamps, beneath the shade of ancient baobab trees and on lonely islands scattered on the horizon.

The Swahili coast offers the modern visitor a chance to experience this fascinating past, as well as the vibrant present. Explore the ruins, swim in cerulean blue waters, drift along the coast under sail and surround yourself with the abundance of life that the mangroves support.

Download EASTCO’s The Ruins of Tongoni pdf Fact Sheet