Bagamoyo has played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarters in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingstone and Stanley all passed through this town. The name Bagamoyo comes from the Swahili words “bwaga moyo”, meaning “throw down you heart,” a despair expressed by people who were captured as slaves, knowing that they faced uncertain future.
0800hrs, depart from Dar es Salaam city center to Bagamoyo. On arrival, visit the Kaole Ruins, ruins of the Shirazai trade town (13th– 17th century). Then visit the crocodile farm, where crocodiles are kept before being shipped aboard. Lunch at a Restaurant in Bagamoyo. After lunch, visit the historical sites including the Caravan Serai, an old terminus of the caravans coming from the interior to the shore of the Indian Ocean; the Catholic Church, started in 1868 with the Livingstone power where Livingstone rested for one night before his body was shipped to Zanzibar; cemeteries with 47 tombs of early missionaries; German building such as Old Boma and the Customs House. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Bagamoyo.
In the morning you will be at leisure on the beach (optional: visit of the Bagamoyo School of Arts for a Ngoma(traditional dance) session may be arranged upon prior notice. Extra cost applies). Lunch is included. After lunch, drive back to Dar es Salaam and drop off in the city centre. End of our services.