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Bagamoyo, once the most important trading port on the East African coast, remains a city of history and culture. See the ruins of Coral Mosque at Kaole and the ancient graves from the 13th century. Discover the Old Ferry on the Wami River as your guide tells you about the town's slave-trade past.

Venture into the city of Bagamoyo, which has played various historical roles in the history of the country. Along the way, your guide explains how it used to serve as a slave and ivory port—relics of this past remain. The name of the city, Bagamoyo, comes from the Swahili words "bwaga moyo," meaning "lay down your heart," a desperate expression by people who were captured as slaves, knowing that they faced uncertain futures.

After a traditional lunch, visit the archeological site of Kaole. Admire its ruins, including the Coral Mosque and the ruins of the Shirazai trade town, dating between the 13th and 17th centuries. Here you also see 30 ancient tombs built with coral rag and columns. Continue to the Wami River where you pause for a photo stop at the Old Ferry.

Bagamoyo, once the most important trading port on the East African coast, remains a city of history and culture. See the ruins of Coral Mosque at Kaole and the ancient graves from the 13th century. Discover the Old Ferry on the Wami River as your guide tells you about the town's slave-trade past.

Venture into the city of Bagamoyo, which has played various historical roles in the history of the country. Along the way, your guide explains how it used to serve as a slave and ivory port—relics of this past remain. The name of the city, Bagamoyo, comes from the Swahili words "bwaga moyo," meaning "lay down your heart," a desperate expression by people who were captured as slaves, knowing that they faced uncertain futures.

After a traditional lunch, visit the archeological site of Kaole. Admire its ruins, including the Coral Mosque and the ruins of the Shirazai trade town, dating between the 13th and 17th centuries. Here you also see 30 ancient tombs built with coral rag and columns. Continue to the Wami River where you pause for a photo stop at the Old Ferry.

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$283

Total price is $283, taxes included

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Bagamoyo & Ruins Full-Day Tour

Activity/Location

Bagamoyo

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Dar-Es-Salaam City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Dar-Es-Salaam


Highlights

  • Historic legacy of the UNESCO Heritage site of Bagamoyo

  • Ruins of Coral Mosque & ancient graves from the 13th century

  • Old Ferry & Wami River as reminders of the slave trade

  • One of the most important trading ports of the ancient times

  • In-depth & comprehensive tour with an expert guide


Inclusions

  • Guided tour ot Bagamoyo

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Dar-Es-Salaam hotel via a 4x4 safari vehicle

  • Live commentary is provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required in each booking for this activity to take place.

  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.


Location

Bagamoyo, Tanzania