Bagamoyo Historical Town is a small Tanzanian coastal place bordering the Indian Ocean to the west. Dar es salaam, Tanzania’s major city, is about 45km to the south of Bagamoyo.
Important historical places as the ancient slave market, Kaole archeological site, the old Arab fort are found in Bagamoyo. Bagamoyo was once a thriving trade center at the time of slave and ivory trade, when Dar es Salaam was an insignificant village.
However, the abolition brought about its decline; today Bagamoyo is a sleepy town. Fishing is an important economic activity for the people of Bagamoyo. Tourism is also important to the economy of Bagamoyo; many visitors came here to explore the ancient historical sites that serve as a testimony to Bagamoyo’s glorious past. Many modern hotels have been built in Bagamoyo sea side to cater for the increasing number of visitors.
The Bagamoyo beach is an ideal place for relaxation after a wildlife safari or climb of Kilimanjaro. The serene and picturesque surroundings coupled with the cool gentile afternoon breeze assure a relaxing moment in time.
Traditional Dhow builders, historical ruins, sleepy white washed fishing villages, boat trips. Day trips to Sadaani National Park.