Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo Excursions

Dar es Salaam City tour Duration:
Half day 4 Hours / Full day 7 hours

Guests must be aware that the guides are the best available in the area. Expect the weather to be hot and humid. The order of sites may vary depending on traffic. Some of the sites are closed on Sundays, Saturdays and during public holidays.

This tour provides a look at Dar es Salaam with some insight into daily activities. Your driver will take you through the city center and toward Mnazi Moja Park where you can see a replica of the Uhuru Torch Monument. The original one was erected on Mt. Kilimanjaro to commemorate freedom from colonialism that came with independence.

Continue with your sightseeing drive, heading to Village museum, Tinganga market, the Mwenge Carvings Market and National Museum where you will be able to see historical and archaeological items, among them Louis and Mary Leakey’s findings from Olduvai Gorge. These human fossils displayed in the Hall of Man include the skull of the so-called Nutcracker Man. There is also a collection of tribal ornaments, headdresses, witchcraft paraphernalia and traditional musical instruments collected from various regions in Tanzania. (The museum is not airconditioned).
The tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam city center.

Day trip Bagamoyo. (Former Capital of Tanganyika)

0900hrs, depart from Dar es Salaam city center to Bagamoyo. Bagamoyo has played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarters in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingstone and Stanley all passed through this town. The name Bagamoyo comes from the Swahili words “bwaga moyo”, meaning “throw down you heart,” a despair expressed by people who were captured as slaves, knowing that they faced uncertain future. On arrival, visit the Kaole Ruins, ruins of the Shirazai trade town (13th- 17th century), Old ferry on the mighty Rufiji River. Lunch will be served at Paradise Holiday Resort.
(Visit of the Bagamoyo School of Arts for a Ngoma (traditional dance) session may be arranged upon prior notice.
Extra cost applies).
The tour ends in Dar es Salaam city center at around 1730hrs.

1 night / 2 days Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo has played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarters in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingstone and Stanley all passed through this town. The name Bagamoyo comes from the Swahili words “bwaga moyo”, meaning “throw down you heart,” a despair expressed by people who were captured as slaves, knowing that they faced uncertain future.

Day 1

0800hrs, depart from Dar es Salaam city center to Bagamoyo. On arrival, visit the Kaole Ruins, ruins of the Shirazai trade town (13th- 17th century). Then visit the crocodile farm, where crocodiles are kept before being shipped aboard.
Lunch at Kiromo View Resort. After lunch, visit the historical sites including the Caravan Serai, an old terminus of the caravans coming from the interior to the shore of the Indian Ocean; the Catholic Church, started in 1868 with the Livingstone power where Livingstone rested for one night before his body was shipped to Zanzibar; cemeteries with 47 tombs of early missionaries; German building such as Old Boma and the Customs House. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Bagamoyo.

Day 2

In the morning you will be at leisure on the beach (optional: visit of the Bagamoyo School of Arts for a Ngoma (traditional dance) session may be arranged upon prior notice. Extra cost applies). Lunch at Kiromo View Resort is included. After lunch, drive back to Dar es Salaam and drop off in the city centre.
End of our services.

2 nights / 3 days Bagamoyo

Day 1

0800hrs, depart from Dar es Salaam city center to Bagamoyo. On arrival, visit the Kaole Ruins, ruins of the Shirazai trade town (13th- 17th century). Then visit the crocodile farm, where crocodiles are kept before being shipped abroad.
Lunch at Kiromo View Resort (A visit to the Bagamoyo School of Arts may be arranged with prior notice at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Bagamoyo

Day 2

After breakfast, visit the historical sites including the Caravan Serai, an old terminus of the caravans coming from the interior to the shore of the Indian Ocean; the Catholic Church, started in 1868 with the Livingstone power where Livingstone rested for one night before his body was shipped to Zanzibar; cemeteries with 47 tombs of early missionaries; German building such as Old Boma and the Customs House; and salt processing units. Meals and overnight at a Hotel in Bagamoyo

Day 3

Morning at leisure on the beach. Lunch at Kiromo View Resort. After lunch, drive back to Dar es Salaam and drop off in the city centre.
End of our services.

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