Some 75 kilometers to the north of Dar es Salaam lies Bagamoyo, once the embarkation port for slaves from the hinterland, and later the first German colonial capital.
This town was once a most important trading port along the East African Coast and a German East Africa Capital. Bagamoyo is home to many ethnic groups, including the Wakwere, Wazaramo and Wazigua. Different cultures including people of Arab descent coexist in Bagamoyo making the town a peaceful and friendly place for visitors from all over the world.
Fortunately Bagamoyo is now being considered for inclusion as one of the World Heritage sites, to conserve and protect the fascinating Gothic and Afro-Arabic architecture in this coastal settlement steeped in history.
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.
In a Summary form, BAGAMOYO will OFFERS you the following tours:
- Bagamoyo Stone Town tour
- Bagamoyo Biking tours
- Kaole ruins tour
- Crocodiles farm tour
- Visits to Caravan serai Museum
- Visits to Catholic Old church & Museum
- Mangrove forest tour
- Fish with local fishermen
- Marine tours
- Visit Ngome kongwe
- Visit to the Old port
- Fish market tour
- The white sand beach
- Explore Coral reef
- Visit Slave prison
- Visit Art market
- Traditional Swahili Massage,
- Hair braiding
- Cultural celebrations and events
- Swahili traditional weddings
- Swahili music performances and Traditional dances
- Swahili music band entertainments
- Swahili traditional games