Bagamoyo Town is another prominent town in Tanzania offering a lot of things to see. The town is home to world-class historical sites and one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage site with a rich cultural heritage for seeing. Bagamoyo Town is one of the most notable trading ports along the East African Coast and is known as the German East Africa Capital.
What to see and do in Bagamoyo Town
A day trip in Bagamoyo town will give you an opportunity to explore one of the historical trading ports on the East African Cost and the penultimate stop of slave and ivory caravans travelling on foot from Lake Tanganyika on their way to Zanzibar. The missionary’s active in abolishing the slave trade made Bagamoyo, whose name means ‘bury my heart’ in Kiswahili, a centre for their activities.
Bagamoyo town is a quiet village with a few German colonial building still standing. The town portrays the history of slave travel along the East African Coast it was the penultimate stop of slave and ivory caravans that travelled on foot all the way from Lake Tanganyika. 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.
How to get to Bagamoyo Town
Bagamoyo town is located 75 kms North of Dar-es-salaam it is 1 to 2 hours drive. One can catch daily buses commuting between Dar-es-Salaam Mwenge local bus station and Bagamoyo Town.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time to visit Bagamoyo Town?
Visiting Bagamoyo Town in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Bagamoyo Town Tanzania?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about visiting Bagamoyo Town Tanzania.