Bagamoyo tour from Dar es Salaam to visit the historical buildings, a slave port, Coral Mosques at Kaole, graves and other things dated to the 13th century. Bagamoyo is one of historical town in East Africa due to its involvement in Slave trade. Bagamoyo was and still is famous town was a slave and ivory port. The town is considered as was also a former capital of Tanganyika where famous explorers such as Burton, Speke, Stanley and Livingstone once passed. It’s a magic town that is visited by many people from different places of the world.
The town is accessible throughout a year for short holidays over the weekend or longer one due to its unique beach and historical sites. It has accommodated majority of couples have been enjoying the climatic condition of Bagamoyo hence be recognised as a marriage renewing town. It’s also an ideal place for honeymoon for the new couples.
Bagamoyo Tour From Dar es Salaam
Start your Bagamoyo tour – depart early in the morning heading to Bagamoyo Town, north of Dar es Salaam for a visit to the historical buildings, a slave port, Coral Mosques at Kaole, graves and other things dated to the 13th century, the old ferry at the great Wami River, reminders of the slave trade: Shackle rings, Stone pens
The oldest ruins of an Islamic mosque in the region, stemming from the 13th century, a few km south of Bagamoyo near Kaole, possibly the oldest mosque on mainland of East Africa at all.
The Bagamoyo Church
It was was built in 1868 and considered to be the first church in East Coast of Africa . A cemetery, where the early missionaries were buried and a small shrine which was built by freed slaves in 1876 are all seen. “We are told that between 1934 and 1991, 35 Dutch priests worked here” The last of this long line of priests from the Netherlands was Father Frits Versteijnen who stayed in Bagamoyo for 30 years and started the first museum in the old Fathers’ House in March 1968.
The second Fathers’ House in Bagamoyo
Constructed close to the Mother of all Churches in East Africa, has also fallen victim to the corrosive effects of the coast region’s relentlessly humid climate. Its ground floor was built in 1873, the first floor in 1877 and the second floor in 1903.
Built in 1895-1897 as residence and offices for the German colonial governor. In 1998 the roof collapsed and pulled the balcony down during the El Nino rains. The building is up to now fascinating but highly in danger.
Chuo cha Sanaa. (College of Arts)
Is the only major arts college in the Tanzania, teaching various fields: dancing, music, drama and painting. It is situated along the Kaole road, close to Kaole ruins. During the weekends student give free performances allowing visitors to acquaint themselves with traditional dances. It is also possible to learn to playvarious local music instruments with the college, but this has to be arranged and negotiated in advance.
It is a small museum, which displays Bagamoyo history in relation to its contact with foreigners. It has old photographs, documents and relics from slave trade. On the same compound there is a small chapel know as Anglican church of Holly Cross. The church is famous for being a place where the remains of David Livingstone were laid before taken to Zanzibar en route to Westminster abbey for burial.
End of Bagamoyo tour
Vehicle + English speaking driver
Meals and Beverages (Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic)
Medical and luggage insurance
Entry fees to the museums, visiting site and guide fees
Tips: we recommend USD 20 per day per group
Other personal expenses
Emergency evacuation insurance