1 Day Bagamoyo Day Trip
Bagamoyo Day Trip . (Bagamoyo is the former Capital of Tangayika).
Clients will visit the following places:
Ruins of coral Mosque at Kaole, graves and other things dated 13th. Century, Old Ferry on the mighty Wami River, Remainders of the Slave Trade: Shackle rings, Stone pens, etc.,
The town itself with its college of Arts, The Mother of all Cathedrals in East and Central Africa, Crocodile Farm, Fish Market, Colonian Graveyards, buildings of interest, The Snake Dance upon previous arrangements.
The town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, was founded at the end of the 18th
century. It was (also spelled Bagamojo) the original capital of German
East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the
East African coast.
Today the town has about 30,000 inhabitants and is
the capital of the District of Bagamoyo, recently being considered as
a world heritage site.
Bagamoyo was recently designated as Tanzania’s seventh world heritage
site and is the oldest town in Tanzania.
Bagamoyo’s history has been influenced by Arab and Indian traders, the German colonial government and Christian missionaries.
Although Bagamoyo is no longer the busy port city that it once was, Tanzania’s Department of Antiquities is working to revitalize the town and maintain the dozens of ruins in and around Bagamoyo.
Bagamoyo was the major slave trading post in East Africa. Bagamoyo,
which means ‘lay down your heart’ in Swahili, was probably given this
name because Bagamoyo was the last place the slaves would stay in
Tanzania before being shipped off to foreign lands.
Although the slave trade officially ended in 1873, slaves continued to be sold and traded in Bagamoyo through the end of the nineteenth century.
During the slave trade, it was not uncommon to see hundreds of slaves
walking through the streets of Bagamoyo chained together by the neck.
Slaves were collected from the interior by capture, purchase or trade
and then shipped to Zanzibar or Arab countries.