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Full-Day Bagamoyo and its Ruins Tour
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Visit the ruins of Coral Mosque at Kaole and see ancient graves from the 13th century. See the Old Ferry on the Wami River, and reminders of the areas slave trade past.
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From $481.99 each  Couples
From $240.99 each  Travelers
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See the city of Bagamoyo, which has played various historical roles in the history of Tanzania. It served as slave and ivory port in the past, and remnants of this history remain. The name of the city, Bagamoyo, comes from the Swahili words “bwaga moyo,” meaning “lay down your heart,” a desparate expression by people who were captured as slaves, knowing that they faced uncertain future. Visit the Kaole ruins and the ruins of the Shirazai trade town, dating between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, and see the Old Ferry on the Wami River.

Today, Bagamoyo is a center for dhow sailboat building. The Department of Antiquities in Tanzania is working to maintain the ruins of the colonial era in and around Bagamoyo and to revitalize the town. The Bagamoyo College of Arts (“Chuo cha Sanaa”) is an internationally famous arts college in Tanzania, teaching traditional Tanzanian painting, sculpture, drama, dancing and drumming.

A minimum of 2 persons is required for this tour to operate. See notes for further details.

Inclusions :
  • Guided tour ot Bagamoyo
  • Lunch
  • Admission fees

Duration:
Approximately 8 hours

Departure time and location:
9 AM; from the lobby of your Dar Es Salaam hotel

Return time and location:
5 PM; to the lobby of your Dar Es Salaam hotel

Note:
A minimum of 2 persons is required to cover operation costs for this tour. A single person may book this tour, but must book the "Couple" ticket. For each person over the tour minimum of 2, you may book an "Additional person" ticket. Transportation is in a 7-seater safari minibus. Tour gratuity is not included and is at your discretion.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Vintage Africa at least 24 hours prior to your tour date to ensure your reservation (contact information is provided on your printed voucher(s). Upon arrival at the redemption location, present your printed voucher(s) and photo ID in exchange for service.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 8 days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.