Itinerary Summary

The travel to and from Bagamoyo offers a kind of tour within itself as you pass through the different areas of Tanzania. On the point, that if you have seen one colonial era fort, you have basically seen them all. What impressed many tourist there  is  how the people had determined that they would repurpose a site previously dedicated to the oppression of the people of Bagamoyo, by transforming it into a facility, by way of offices, that will serve the people. The history and architectural construction is not lost. This use likely will serve the people in a more comprehensive way than simply setting the facility aside as a museum. The ruins were basically that of a graveyard. While interesting, the material was limited.

Itinerary Details

Day 1.  8:00am, Depart from Dar es Salaam City Center to Bagamoyo.

On arrival, we will visit the Kaole Ruins, ruins of the Shirazai trade town (13th– 17th century). Then we will 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.

Day 2. Beach Leisure Rest with Experience of Traditional Dance

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 center.