Bagamoyo Tour 5 days
Bagamoyo tour 5 days Tour has been updated from 3 to 5 days, it will take you to have a look and if possible purchase some African Arts made by natives, further more to experience- the historical sites of Geza Ulole and the famous Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam. Bellow find your day by day itinerary with accommodation.
You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90% Sure, Book today
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$ Departing From: Dar es Salaam Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Departure Time: 0830 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than) Departures: Daily
Minimum Persons Required: 2Best Time: All the year round
Bagamoyo Town was the legendary ivory and slave trading port for east & central Africa during the late 19th century. Situated just 50km from Dar es Salaam it makes a perfect day excursion for city visitors and those from docking cruise ships. Recently designated as Tanzania’s seventh world heritage site, it is the oldest town in Tanzania and was the last resting place of the legendary explorer Dr. David Livingston until his body was shipped back to be buried in Westminster Abbey, London.
Departing Dar es Salaam early morning we drive 50km up the coast to the historic Bagamoyo, a seaside town possessing a colourful and at times turbulent past upon arrival, your first stop is at the Kaole Ruins, where you can see the first Arab settlements. Here you will find the remains of a 13th century mosque (thought to be the oldest in Tanzania) and other historic structures of interest. Next you will explore the old town with its cob webbed portals, crumbling colonial buildings and 19th century School which was the first multi-racial school in Tanzania.
On the beach is the German Customs House (1895), an active port (where you can watch boat builders at work) and a busy fish market (once the old slave market). Finally you will visit the white-washed Old Fort, one of the town’s oldest surviving buildings. Lunch at one of the town’s resorts, after lunch we drive along the mango shaded avenue to the Catholic Mission, which was one of the first of its kind in East Africa. Though initially built to provide a home for children freed from slavery, it later became a church and school. Within the compound is the main church and cemetery, a stone memorial tower dedicated to the explorer David Livingstone and other buildings used as residences by the missionaries. We finally visit the Caravan Serai Museum, which has exhibits on the town’s history and its slave trade. Return to Dar es Salaam late afternoon.
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Bagamoyo lies 75kms north of Dar es Salaam. Bagamoyo was the starting point of the slave caravan routes and also the terminus of the white missionaries. While in Bagamoyo, visit the Kaole Ruins (dating back to the earlier part of the 15th century), and the first Roman Catholic Church in Tanganyika built by the Germans in the 1880’s. Do not forget the museum, which houses numerous historical artifacts. There is also a splendid beach where one can swim and enjoy a picnic lunch
Coast of Bagamoyo
Bagamoyo was founded towards the end of the 18th century as a small port trading in dried fish, gum, cobalt and salt. Bagamoyo also served as a caravan entreport, with traders coming from distant areas of the interior, as far as Morogoro and Usambara. Later on, the use of this town for Ivory and slave trade increased its importance in the 19th century.
Bagamoyo’s importance began to decline when in 1940 the Sultan of Oman, Seyyid Said, decided to move his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar, to be closer to his dominion along the Eastern African coast.
Caravans would come to the coast from the interior with goods like clothing, wire, beads and other ornaments, and would return with slaves carrying Ivory. Hence Bagamoyo became the main entreport for the slave and ivory trade on the mainland.
Renowned European explorers like Burton, Speke, Stanley and Livingstone all passed through Bagamoyo. The Holy Ghost fathers established their first mission station in Bagamoyo in 1868, and it was in its chapel that Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought from the interior and kept before being shipped back to Europe.
Bagamoyo Historical Town
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Bagamoyo Tour 5 days
In the morning at 0830hrs, or early afternoon, pick up from your hotel in Dar for a half day city tour to Mwenge Art tour to see wood carvings, cloth painting arts like batiks, tinga tinga and many many arts. This tour will take you further to the National Museum to see a Skull of Zinjathropus and which was discovered in Ngorongoro Olduvai Gorge area. Overnight stay at your selection Dar Hotels, HB
After breakfast, continue with your tour to Geza Ulole 20 km South of Dar es Salaam at Mboamaji, the original Village on the Coast to visit a four centuries historical Old Mosque, Slave deport from where slaves were transported and Old Muslim graves.
You will also see local fishermen in their daily activities with their Dhow catching water foods. Afternoon walk thru the Village to experience lifestyle and culture of Zaramo tribe people tah originate the Village. Dinner and overnight stay at Kali Mata, a Women project funded by Dutch initiatives. HB
After breakfast travel thru the city of Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo Village town, north of Dar City for historical tour, to see the historical city of Bagamoyo, Old cathedral, coral museum, carol mosque at Kaole, Old ferry at the Great Wami River and others of 13th century, also visit the African Art Collage in Bagamoyo. Meals and overnight stay at your choice Bagamoyo resorts. HB
Bagamoyo is where Dr. Livingstone, Stanley and others started off their journey to the interior of the country. This is also the endpoint of the long wandering slaves were forced and collected from different places in neighboring countries or Western parts of Tanzania. To them this was the place where? all hope was lost? While for a traveler reaching the port from the Indian Ocean was the place where? all hopes were fulfilled.
From 1887 to 1891 Bagamoyo was the capital of German East Africa. Even today you find remnants of the slave trade at the seaside.
At Rest and Relaxation, this day at leisure by the pool on the soft white sand beach of the coastal resort. Wahet sport can be arranged for those who want. You will have all meals and overnight at the same resort booked on Half Board basis, HB
In Bagamoyo you should not miss
There is a small museum at the Catholic Mission just outside town. In the same place you find the chapel where Livingstone’s body was kept waiting for transport to Zanzibar on its way to West Minster where Livingstone was buried.
Boat building activities
Near the port there is boatbuilding going on. You can watch the workers and see how a local boat is being built.
Almost every afternoon there is an auction at the local fish market. This is an experience you will remember.
Chuo cha Sanaa
Chuo cha Sanaa is a well-known theatre and art college where traditional dance performances and drumming are arranged every now and then.
Expected to see on the way.
- Different birds species,
- Plants: – acacia, sausage trees, yellow fever trees, baobab trees, fig trees.
- And small bucks, if luck enough clients will see Giraffe and Zebra.
The areas is flat and grassy
Altitude at this area is 1000mts above sea level.
Dinner and overnight at Maasai bush land campsite. Night camp fire available and watching African skies rich with stars
After breakfast, check out and drive back to the city of Dar for your next travel, End of Safari
On the way they will have a good view Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Mt oldonyolengai and Mt Longido. And birds species and small bucks. After lunch clients will have 2 hours rest and walk to German grave yard (World War 1). Dinner and overnight near Maasai boma. Night camp fire and Maasai story telling. 950mts above sea level
The End of 13 Days Camping Tanzania Safari.
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