Bagamoyo Historical Day Tour with Lunch - 8 Hours Guided Tour
Located just 65 kilometers from Dar es Salaam, on the coast opposite Zanzibar, Bagamoyo was the formal capital of the German East Africa.
Bagamoyo got its name from the word Bwagamoyo means “here I throw down my heart” reflecting the desperation and despair of the “broken heart” captives whose voyage into the unknown world began here.
The town was the most important trading center pot of the east central coast of Africa, in the late 19th century its history was influenced by Indian and Arab traders, the German colonial government and by Christian missionaries.
Visit the old ferry at the great Wami River, reminders of the slave trade: Shackle rings, Stone pens Lunch at Paradise Local Restaurant
Visit to the historical buildings, a slave port, Coral Mosques at Kaole, graves and other things dated to the 13th century
This is a private tour, only your group will participate
Visit the Old tower of the first Catholic Church in East Africa
You will be picked up by our tour guide/driver at 7:00 AM and begin a 75 kilometer ride (60 to 90 minutes) to Bagamoyo
Stop At: Old Fort
A prison where slaves were kept before herded through underground tunnels to waiting dhows at the Harbor, where their journey unknown world began.
Stop At: Old Boma
It is one of the many historical building found in Bagamoyo and used to be an old state house that was built by the Germans at the end of the 19th century, with the sole purpose of being a residence for its leaders in the area. It was only used by them for a few years before their capital was moved to then Mzizima or currently known as Dar es Salaam, due to the shallow water depth of the Bagamoyo port.
Stop At: Kaole Ruins
The kaole ruin is a site that holds the remains of the first settlement of the Arab foreigners in Bagamoyo as well as an archaeological remains excavation site. Some of the structures at the site include houses, mosques, water wells and graves of the foreigners that died there. Kaole was originally settled in the 8th century as a trading town. It is a small town and archaeological site in Tanzania, located southern eastern of Bagamoyo town on the shores of Indian Ocean. At the area there are old stone ruins dating to a period between the 13th century and the 16th century and consist of two mosques and 30 tombs
Stop At: Bagamoyo Museum
The original Holy Ghost Church was built in 1872, is reportedly to be the oldest church on the mainland of East Africa as sister's house and part of the Holy Ghost Mission, one of the first Christian missionaries in East Africa. In 1874, David Livingstone was interred for a night at the Holy Ghost Mission. The Livingstone Tower, a part of the original church, is named in his honor. The Sisters’ House, built in 1876, was converted into the Roman Catholic Mission Museum and has many sentimentally touching exhibits of photographs of slaves tied together with chains to their necks, exhibits of the history of Missionary work and conversion to Christianity, books and booklets on prehistory of Bagamoyo, Indian and Arab door frames, and shackles, chains and whips used during slave trade, and many local wood craft
Stop At: Bagamoyo Catholic Church & Museum tour
You will 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 Tour
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.
Breakfast, Lunch, and refreshments
English speaking driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Government Tax and VAT
Package does NOT include
Items of personal nature (Alcohol drinks, cigarettes, phone calls)
Visa, flight, or ferry fees
Departure tax (If any)
Any other activities not detailed on this itinerary
1 person 300 USD pp | 2 people 220 USD pp
3 people 190 USD pp | 4 people 170 USD pp
5 people or more 150 USD pp
- A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price
- The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before the tour date
- The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is canceled up to 30 days before the tour date
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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