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Private guided full day Bagamoyo historical tour including Bagamoyo Museum & Kaole ruins visit



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  • Discover Bagamoyo which was an important trade town of 19th century
  • Learn about slave trade & the plight of slaves who would never see their families again on boarding a ship from here
  • Visit important sites such as Kaole ruins, Catholic Church and Museum, Old Boma and more
  • Personalized private tour for just you & your group


Bagamoyo is a magical town fringed with amazing beaches, Mangrove forest, unforgettable historical memories as well as various traditional lifestyle, located just 65kms north of Dar es Salaam on the coast opposite Zanzibar, it was the formal capital of the German East Africa. It derived the name from the word Bwagamoyo means &ldquohere I throw down my heart&rdquo reflecting the desperation and despair of the &ldquobroken-hearted&rdquo 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.

In the late 18th century Muslim families settled in Bagamoyo, all of which were relatives of Shamvi la Magimba in Oman, they made their living by enforcing taxes on the native population and by trading in salt, gathered from the Nunge coast north of Bagamoyo.

Bagamoyo is home to several ethnic groups such as Wakwere, Wazaramo, Wazigua including Arabs and Germans who lived in this area during their control, the town has been declared a world-class historical site and a UNESCO's world heritage site with rich cultural heritage.

Bagamoyo has beautiful beaches with quality hotels and lodges, it is the best ideal for a day visit during your stay in Dar es Salaam, and the town offers the best unforgettable historical tour. A fantastic adventure inside the Mangrove forest is one of the most amazing biological complex and productive ecosystems on earth which can be explored by walking or using a kayak with a local guide. A cultural experience mixed with traditional farming and herbal medicine is one of the interesting experiences for visitors with ample time to visit local families and many more.


Relax on the beaches

The town of Bagamoyo offers the best hotels and brilliant beach relaxation on the shores of the Indian Ocean which provide superb places to refresh.

Kaole Ruins

Kaole Ruins are located in Kaole Village formerly known as 'Pumbiji,' it is one of the oldest villages and once a prosperous Arab town that immigrants from Arab countries choose as they landed on East Africa's coast. The Village is found about 5kms south of Bagamoyo town center and has ruins dated back to the 13th Century. It is in this village where the Sultan of Oman preferred to settle and construct administrative and military headquarters which was forced into decline by the arrival of the Portuguese in the 15th century. Today the ruins which were made-up of earth corals rags and the Kaole Museum tells volumes of stories about the ivory trade, traders' movements, cruel slavery trade, and the living culture of today's Kaole people’s majority are originated from Asia. Beyond the ruins, there is an old port surrounded by Mangrove forest which can invite you closer to nature and enjoy fresh air if given a visit. The archaeological site has two mosques and 30 tombs, one of the buildings is the most ancient known mosque in East Africa. Tombs were built with coral rag and columns as some of them can still be seen on site

Catholic Church and Museum

The old tower of the first Catholic Church in Each Africa was first built in 1872, and the Second Church was built-in from 1909 to 1914. It is in this church where the body of Dr. Livingstone kept before transferred to Zanzibar then Westminster Abbey in London, England for burial while his heart was buried under the Mvula tree now known as the site of the Livingstone Memorial in Chief Chitambo's Village in North Rhodesia now known as Zambia. At the surroundings of the Church in Bagamoyo, there is one of the oldest Baobab trees, cemeteries for Catholics, Germans & Indians. Dr. Livingstone tower, Old Fathers' house, and the Cross at the Beach. The Museum at the church is equipped with information about the slave trade, missionaries, life of the people, and some collections of artifacts of the indigenous tribes.

Bagamoyo stone town tour

The town of Bagamoyo is surrounded by buildings of the previous generation, beautiful Arab architecture made of thick walls of earth, and coral rags fitted with well-carved doors made of thick African hardwood. During the walkthrough through narrow streets between old buildings of Bagamoyo stone town, some other historic buildings can be visited such as the German Colonial Administrative block, the Art Market, the Old Post office, First Tanganyika Primary School, Old Mosque, Hanging Tower, Caravanserai museum, the fist Market and along with the Indian Ocean beach visit a center for dhow sailboat building and get to know how local people build their fishing and sea transportation boats.

Historical buildings

The Boma was built as the residence of the German colonial governor and since its completion served as the German administrative headquarters. Later the building was used by the District Commissioner’s Office. The Customs House was built in 1895 by Sewa Haji and leased to the Germans.

The Caravanserai was a former board for wealthy merchants where preparations were made ?? for caravans into the interior, today the building houses the well maintained and informative Bagamoyo Museum. The Old Bagamoyo Tea House was built in 1860 by Abdallah Marhabi and is probably the oldest building in Bagamoyo. The two-story Liku House was the first administrative headquarters of the Germans in the years 1887-88. Emin Pasha lived here in 1889.

Old Boma

Bagamoyo was the first capital of the colony while serving as the German headquarters of German East Africa (first under the auspice.

Important Information

  • Guest need not to carry a print-out of the voucher in order to avail this service, mobile vouchers are acceptable.
  • Child(ren) must be accompanied by an adult to avail above travel service.
  • A valid photo id proof of the Lead Traveler is mandatory to avail this service.
  • Cost of obtaining passports, visas, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, items of a personal nature such as communication (calls, faxes, emails, etc.), and deviations from the tour shall be charged additional.
  • This is a private tour for just you & your group.
  • The company reserves the right to alter arrangements or cancel the operation of a scheduled tour should conditions necessitate.
  • Good to Know - Your camera is a must. Your experience creates memories. Capturing them to keep forever and share with others.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Guests can be picked up from hotels / airport in Dar es Salaam. Please provide complete details at the time of making a reservation.
  • All tour guides speak fluent English. In case the guests need a guide who speak their regional language, this would attract an additional cost of $100 per day.


  • Private guided 8 hrs Tour
  • Kaole Ruins entry fee
  • Bagamoyo Museum entry fee
  • Crocodile Farm entry fee
  • Old Prison, Old Fort, Old Boma entry fee
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking guiding fees


  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Other expenses of clients
  • Items of personal nature, such cigarette, alcohol, etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • Guest can cancel this tour 48 hrs before commencement of the tour.

Tour Conditions

Pax Limit

This tour requires Min. 1 pax & can take upto Max. 9 Pax

Activity Schedule

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Tour Availability Details

Duration : 8 hrs 0 min
Tour Start Time : 08:00
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Tour Start Point Address : Hotels in Dar Es Salaam

Additional Instructions : We can pick guest at any location within the City Center, Msasani Peninsular & North Coast of Dar es Salaam.

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