Bagamoyo Swahili Tour

Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Mar 29 - Dec 31, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
Bagamoyo Swahili Tour
Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Mar 29 - Dec 31, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


The town of Bagamoyo is a home to world class  Historical sites and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites with rich  cultural heritage waiting you to explore.

This town was once a most important trading port along the East  African Coast and a German East Africa Capital. Bagamoyo is home to many  ethnic groups, including the Wakwere, Wazaramo and Wazigua. Different  cultures including people of Arab descent coexist in Bagamoyo making the  town a peaceful and friendly place for visitors from all over the  world.

The town of Bagamoyo was one of the most important trading ports on  the East African coast and the penultimate stop of slave and ivory  caravans travelling on foot from Lake Tanganyika on their way to  Zanzibar. Missionaries active in abolishing the slave trade made  Bagamoyo, whose name means ‘bury my heart’ in Kiswahili, a centre for  their activities.

Bagamoyo is a quiet village with a few German colonial buildings  still standing. In the past, the town of Bagamoyo was one of the most  important trading ports on the entire East African coast. Its port was  the penultimate stop of slave and ivory caravans that travelled on foot  all the way from Lake Tanganyika.  Once the caravans reached Bagamoyo, the slaves and ivory were shipped  by dhow to Zanzibar, where they were then dispatched all over the world.  These days, Bagamoyo is a centre of dhow building in the region and  along the Tanzanian Coast.


 • Bagamoyo Stone Town tour
• Bagamoyo Biking tours
• Kaole ruins tour
• Crocodiles farm tour
• Visits to Caravan serai Museum
• Visits to Catholic Old church & Museum
• Mangrove forest tour
• Fish with local fishermen
• Marine tours
• Visit Ngome kongwe
• Visit to the Old port
• Fish market tour
• The white sand beach
• Explore Coral reef
• Visit Slave prison
• Visit Art market
• Traditional Swahili Massage,
• Hair braiding
• Cultural celebrations and events
• Swahili traditional weddings
• Swahili music performances and Traditional dances
• Swahili music band entertainments
• Swahili traditional games 

Bagamoyo stone town tour (2-3 hours)

 Bagamoyo is surrounded by old buildings of the previous generation,  beautiful Arab architecture with thick walls of Earth fitted with  well-carved doors made of thick African hardwood. On your walk through  narrow streets between Old buildings of Bagamoyo stone town you will  visit the German Colonial Administrative block, Art market, Old post  office, 1st Tanzania Primary School, Old Mosques, Hanging tower, Caravan  Serai Museum and the fish market. On your walk along the Indian Ocean  beach visit a centre for dhow sailboat building and get to know how  local people builds boats. 

Kaole ruins tour (1-3 hours)

 Kaole village formally known as ‘Pumbuji’ is one of the oldest villages  that immigrants from Arabic countries choose as they landed on East  Africa’s coast. The village has ruins dating back to 13th Century. It is  in this village where Sultan of Oman preferred to settle and construct  administrative and military headquarters. Today the ruins made-up of  earth and corals and the Kaole Museum tells volumes of stories about  Ivory trade, movement of traders, cruel slavery and the living culture  of today’s Kaole people majority originating from Asia. Beyond the  ruins, there is an old port surrounded by a Mangrove forest where one  can go closer to nature and enjoy fresh air. 

Bagamoyo Catholic Church & Museum tour

 You will visit the Old tower of the first Catholic Church in East  Africa, one of the Oldest Baobab tree, Cemeteries (Catholic, German and  Indian), Dr. Livingstone tower, Old Fathers’ house and the Cross at the  beach. Explore the museum with information about the slave trade,  missionaries, life of the people and some collections of artifacts of  the indigenous tribes. 

Mwambakuni coral reef tour (1-3 hours)

 On your marine experience explore Mwambakuni coral reef and listen to  stories about local peoples beliefs on coral reefs and its uses 

Crocodile Farm Tour (2-5 hours)

 Visit a crocodile farm and learn how these wild predators are kept. Get  to know their social behaviors, growth, live capture techniques,  feeding/hunting techniques and local uses of various products. 

Mapopo Island Tour (2-5 hours)

 Take an evening or Morning boat tour to Mapopo Island where thousands of  bats have inhabited the island. Get to know the bat’s life and  ecological importance of these flying mammals. 

Ruvu River cruising (2-3 hours)

 Take a boat ride to explore crocodiles, hippos and various birds along  the Ruvu River that flows from the Uluguru Mountains and some parts of  Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Get to know how locals fish in the  rivers and various used of river water. 

Fishing with local fishermen Experience

 Come and join a team of experienced village fishermen for a fishing  experience. Do your best to fish what will be prepared for you during  your lunch or dinner. 

Learn how to prepare Swahili Traditiona

 Participate in cooking Swahili dishes with local Swahili Mamas of Kaole village. 

What’s included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Personal Expenses

Your Organizer

Moja Africa Experience
Welcome to Moja Kwa Moja Africa Experience Company. We are a Tan-zanian owned tour company based in Moshi, Tanza-nia at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Benefit from our extensive African safari holiday planning experience and services. We provide you with a Tailored African Safari Holiday Itinerary with options, combined with vetted Quality Travel Products in Tanzania