Bagamoyo Old Town

Bagamoyo was the major slave trading post in East Africa. The name is derived in a Swahili language, which means "lay down your heart", was probably given this name because Bagamoyo was the last place that the slaves would stay in Tanzania before being shipped off to foreign lands. The town is 80 kilometers north of the Dar-es-Salaam city and is not a busy port anymore instead it has been a tour place for students studying history, humanitarian and others.

Area of Interest

The Kaole Ruins: Arabs were the first Nation to be in Bagamoyo around the Thirteenth Century followed by the Germans. South of Bagamoyo is KAOLE RUINS where by Arabs built two Mosques and several tombs as an operation to spread their Muslim religion. All the architecture in Kaole are built in Coral stone.

Bagamoyo Art College: The college accomodates students from all over the world to came and learn African culture especially Tanzanian culture. Traditional Tanzanian sculpture, carving and painting are some of them. Arrangement for traditional dance at the college during the tours is possible.

Hanging Place: Bagamoyo was the capital of Tanzania during the German colonial rule. Due to the fact that most of administrative activities done by these colonial rulers were not good, the indigenous use to resist. Upon visiting Bagamoyo you will have some time to visiting the hanging places used by Germans in the late 18th century.

The Roman Catholic Mission: It was built in the late Eighteenth Century by the German colonial rule under the operation of spreading the Christianity, it is the Oldest Roman Catholic Church in East and Central Africa. The oldest historical story was to store the body of the famous Missionary Dr. Livingstone's in the Church before taken for burial ceremony in England in the year 1874.