Day trip

Bagamoyo Historical Tour - Everyday

Activity provider: Dove Adventure Tanzania
Day trip

Bagamoyo Historical Tour - Everyday

Activity provider: Dove Adventure Tanzania

From US$ 187 per person

Travel to Bagamoyo, the formal capital of German East Africa, and uncover the incredible history of what was once the most important trading port along the east-central African coast.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The driver will be waiting in your hotel lobby with a sign with your name on it.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about the hardships of slaves during Bagamoyo's salve trade
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Kaole
  • Visit the the Catholic Mueseum and former resting place of Dr. Livingstone
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality and beaches of Bagamoyo
Full description
Visit Bagamoyo, a historic center of trade located 65-kilometers north of Dar es Salaam on the coast opposite Zanzibar. Travel to fascinating archeological sites on a guided tour and discover the incredible history that shaped this ancient town. Step into the Kaole Ruins located 5-kilometers south of Bagamoyo. Learn the story of the ancient Arab town of Kaole that was forced into decline by the arrival of the Portuguese in the 15th century. Explore the ruins which consist of 30 tombs and the oldest mosque in East Africa. Bear witness to the reminders of Bagamoyo's past. Visit the prison where slaves were held captive during the slave and ivory trade. The word Bwagamoyo means “Here I throw down my heart,” reflecting the despair of those who would never return to Africa. See the relics of the colonial era at the Old Boma, a statehouse constructed by the Germans in 1897 and later taken over by the British after the first world war. Later, walk among the tombs of German leaders who perished during the First World War. Trace the roots of Christianity in Bagamoyo with the Catholic Museum, the former resting place of the famous explorer Dr. Livingstone. Then, see the First Cross erected in 1867 by French missionaries. Finally, enjoy the warm hospitality of Bagamoyo. Beautiful beaches and hotels make it the ideal destination for relaxation during a visit to Dar es Salaam.
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Water
  • Soft drinks
  • Meals
  • Alcohol
  • Tips

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