Group Pricing: Take $20 off for every added person, up to 10 people max per group per booking.
08:30 am: We will pick you from your hotel/ residence after breakfast and drive 75 kilometers north of Dar-es-salaam. The drive will take about 1 hour and a half depending on traffic around the city.
10:00 am: Arrive in the town of Bagamoyo. Founded at the end of the 18th century, this seaside town possesses a colorful and at times turbulent past, from being a major Arab trading port, to serving as the capital of East German Africa.
The tour starts from Kaole Ruins 3 km away from Bagamoyo town. At Kaole Ruins you will see evidence of the first Arab settlements in this small town.
Here you will find the remains of a 13th century mosque, thought to be the oldest in Tanzania, and another younger mosque that dates back to the 15th century. Also, on site are several graves, tombs and a small museum with numerous artefacts on display.
Your guide will explain history of the area as you explore the ruins of the mosque, tombs, wells and graves, which were built using coral stones back in 13th century.
Visit the museum with pictures and porcelains and pots are displayed, before finishing up with a walk to big baobab tree. Continue to the white-washed Old Fort, one of the oldest surviving buildings in Bagamoyo.
First constructed in 1860 this 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.
On the way back to Bagamoyo you will stop at the Crocodile Ranch, the farm keeps reptiles for show and sell. Drive to the Slave Market with small museum, which displays Bagamoyo history in relation to its contact with foreigners.
It has old photographs, documents and relics from slave and ivory trade (marking the Bagamoyo as coastal terminus of Nyamwezi caravans).
Your next stop is at the Bagamoyo Catholic mission, the Mother of all Catholic Churches in East Africa; the Catholic Mission, which was one of the first of its kind in East Africa.
Though initially built in the late 1800s to provide a home for children freed from slavery, it later became a church and school. Within the compound is the main church, a stone memorial tower dedicated to explorer David Livingstone, a mission cemetery, and several other buildings that were used as residences by the missionaries.
Moreover, you will visit the Caravan Serai Museum, which has exhibits on the town’s history and culture focusing on the slave trade. Drive to the Stone Town (Mji Mkongwe), all buildings are in one/ two streets mostly built during the German Era before they moved to Dar-es- salaam.
Among other buildings, remains of the old German Boma (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. With timing you can watch local lively fish auctions on the beach.
04:00 pm: We return to Dar es Salaam.