What the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani Mean to Local People

"The heritage is part of our life, it's part of our daily dreams"

The Historical Gereza Fort of Kilwa Kisiwani (2018-12) by CyArkCyArk

Arpakwa Ole Sikorei

Arpakwa Ole Sikorei, Heritage Expert, Ngorongoro Conservation Area: "The heritage is part of our life, it's part of our daily dreams..."     

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“...We the Maasai we have a lot of cultural heritage that ties our life in the ecosystem."

Ruins of the Gereza Fort in Kilwa Kisiwani (2018-12) by CyArkCyArk

Neema Tesha

Neema Tesha, Architecture student, University of Dar Es Salaam: “Heritage is what defines us. It is our origin, our background. It is the basis of what we are doing now.” 

Yamila PokaCyArk


Yamila Boriani Poka, Tour guide at Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site: “Heritage is important to the community, it is heavily dependent on it, because it increases the economy..."

Beach in Kilwa Kisiwani (2018-12) by CyArkCyArk

"...If it disappears, then no one will come here.”

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Dr William Megarry, ICOMOS, and Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast. 

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