Bagamoyo History Tour

Bagamoyo-Dar es salaam

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3 Hours

Tour Type

Day trip

Group Size

15 persons


Dar Es Salaam City


Bagamoyo is old town founded in the end of the 18 century although it is an extension of a much older in 8th century settlement. This old town lies in the north of Dar es salaam city about 75 kilomentres, this town gained its name from slave masters cruel message to slaves which stated “Bwaga Moyo chini” meant “Lay down Your heart” was an orderly message telling them to lose their hopes of coming back neither to their homes nor the life they were used to.

Kaole ruins is one among the tourist attraction dating 12 century was the old fort built in 1860 was once embarkation port for slaves from hinterland,  who were to be shipped to Zanzibar Islands for auction and laboring in coconut and clove plantations in Unguja and Pemba. This is because Bagamoyo became a trading port for ivory and slave trade, and therefore it was an entry point for Arab, European missionaries, explorer and traders in East and Central Africa.

This tour was designed to introduce you to some very important sites like 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.


  • Visit Kaole Ruins the first Arab settlements in this small town find the remains of a 13th century mosque.
  • Visit Bagamoyo Museum & Old Fort built in1860 the Fort has served many roles over the years, from provision house to slave hold, and under colonial rule it was even used as a military camp.
  • Visit a Crocodile Ranch & Slave Market stop at the Crocodile Ranch, the farm keeps reptiles for show and sell. Drive to the Slave Market with small museum.
  • Visit the Bagamoyo Catholic mission, visit this historical site which is the mother of all Roman Catholic Churches in East Africa built in 1800.
  • Visit a Caravan Serai Museum & Old German Bomaexhibits on the town’s history and culture focusing on the slave trade all buildings built during German era , the colonial-era administrative offices), built in 1897; Post Office and Liku House, this served as the German administrative headquarters. Visit the beach where there is local fish market. There is a remnant of the German Customs House (1895) and Old Bagamoyo’s port.


Informative fluent English speaking guide
All entry fees,
Go and return ground transfer to your hotel in Dar es salaam
Superb Swahili lunch
2Litres of Pure drinking water
Anything which has not mentioned in this package

Travel Styles

Historical tour


Full insured & inspected vehilce
Sun-screen lotion

Tour Location

Bagamoyo-Dar es salaam


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