Bagamoyo lays 75kms north of Dar es Salaam. It was the first point of the slave caravan courses and also the end of the white missionaries. Whilst in Bagamoyo, stop at Kaole Ruins (dating back to the former part of the 15th century), and the initial Roman Catholic Church in Tanganyika assembled by the Germans in the 1880’s. Also visit the museum which caters many historical artifacts. There is also a marvelous beach where you can swim and take pleasure in a picnic lunch.
Bagamoyo was discovered towards the end of the 18th century as a mini port trading in dried fish, gum, cobalt and salt. Bagamoyo also supplied as a caravan entreport, with merchants coming from the far areas of the interior, such as Morogoro and Usambara. Later on, it was for Ivory and slave trade improved its significance in the 19th century.
Bagamoyo’s magnitude started to decline when in 1940 the Sultan of Oman, Seyyid Said, determined to shift his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar, to be nearer to his territory along the Eastern African coast.
Convoy would come to the coast from the inside with merchandise like clothing, wire, beads and other ornaments, and would arrive with slaves transporting Ivory. Therefore, Bagamoyo happened to be the major entreport for the slave and ivory trade on the mainland.
Well-known European explorers like Burton, Stanley, Speke and Livingstone all went through Bagamoyo. The Holy Ghost fathers set up their first mission post in Bagamoyo in 1868, and it was in its chapel that Dr. Livingstone’s body was fetched from the inside and reserved prior to being transported back to Europe.
The morning will begin with a pick up from your hotel. You will then drive on a tarmac road to the village of Bagamoyo, around a 1 and a half hour drive. On arrival you will visit the Kaole Ruins. Then on to the customs house by the waterfront, the main church and the museum.
Lunch will be provided at the Paradise Beach Resort. You will have the afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities, the beach and the ocean. We depart at 1600 hrs to return back to Dar es Salaam by 1730 hrs.
Accommodation is on full board basis on safari and bed and breakfast on your first day. Transport in 6 -seater minibuses, game drives, park entrance fees for clients, drivers and vehicles. Bottled water on road safaris in the vehicle.
Beverages, tips, all domestic and international flights, airport taxes and visas. Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes and anything that is not mentioned on the above itinerary.
Tailor-Made Travel: This safari runs on scheduled dates throughout the year. We can tailor- make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. Contact the office for further information.
Cancellation within 48 hours or no-show will result in a 100% cancellation charge.
Children under 12 years have discounted rates. Infants under 2 are free.