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A Day Trip to Bagamoyo (Full Day)

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Indulge in a captivating excursion organized directly from your hotel in Dar es Salaam, situated just 75 kilometers to the north, to the historic town of Bagamoyo. Steeped in tales of its past, Bagamoyo holds a unique place in world history as the embarkation port for slaves,


  • Minimum required to depart 10 persons
A Day Trip to Bagamoyo (Full Day)


A Day Trip to Bagamoyo (Full Day)

With its roots intertwined with the narratives of Arab and European missionaries, explorers, and traders in East and Central Africa, Bagamoyo beckons as a place of profound historical significance. Its streets whisper echoes of bygone eras, where the legacy of the notorious slave trade is etched into the fabric of its rich cultural heritage.

As you wander through Bagamoyo's labyrinthine alleyways and cobblestone streets, you'll encounter a tapestry of sights and sounds that paint a vivid picture of its storied past. Explore ancient ruins, colonial-era buildings, and bustling markets where the echoes of history reverberate amidst the vibrant atmosphere.

What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • Pick up and Return Transfers from Dar el Salaam
  • Historical Sites entry fees
  • Lunch and Soft drinks
  • Tour guide
  • All Taxes/ VAT.
  • Exclusions:
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Anything nit mentioned on the program


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Bagamoyo
  3. Kaole Ruins

Tourist attractions include

the Kaole ruins dating back to the 12th century thought to mark one of the earliest contacts of Islam with Africa; the Old Fort built in 1860 for holding slaves for shipment to Zanzibar; the first Roman Catholic Church in East Africa built around 1868 used as a base to run a camp of about 650 freed slaves; the German colonial administration headquarters, the Boma, in the first capital of German East Africa; the Mission Museum displaying history of Bagamoyo; and the Livingstone Memorial Church among others. Bagamoyo white sand beaches are considered some of the finest on the whole of the East African coast.

Bagamoyo Town Tour

Bagamoyo is surrounded by old buildings of the previous generation, beautiful Arab architecture with thick walls of Earth fitted with well-carved doors made of thick African hardwood. On your walk through narrow streets between Old buildings of Bagamoyo stone town you will visit the German Colonial Administrative block, Art market, Old post office, 1st Tanzania Primary School, Old Mosques, Hanging tower, Caravan Serai Museum and the fish market. On your walk along the Indian Ocean beach visit a center for dhow sailboat building and get to know how local people build boats.

Kaole Ruins

Kaole village formerly known as ‘Pumbuji’ is one of the oldest villages that immigrants from Arabic countries choose as they landed on East Africa’s coast. The village has ruins dating back to the 13th Century. It is in this village where Sultan of Oman preferred to settle and construct administrative and military headquarters. Today the ruins made-up of earth and corals and the Kaole Museum tells volumes of stories about Ivory trade, movement of traders, cruel slavery and the living culture of today’s Kaole people majority originating from Asia. Beyond the ruins, there is an old port surrounded by a Mangrove forest where one can go closer to nature and enjoy fresh air.

Bagamoyo Catholic Church & Museum

Visit the Old tower of the first Catholic Church in East Africa, one of the Oldest Baobab tree, Cemeteries (Catholic, German and Indian), Dr. Livingstone tower, Old Fathers’ house and the Cross at the beach. Explore the museum with information about the slave trade, missionaries, life of the people and some collections of artifacts of the indigenous tribes.

Crocodile Farm

Visit a crocodile farm and learn how these wild predators are kept. Get to know their social behaviors, growth, live capture techniques, feeding/hunting techniques and local uses of various products

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