Situated a stone’s throw away from the idyllic island of Zanzibar, on Tanzania’s beautiful coastline, the town of Bagamoyo lies within the UNESCO-listed Bagamoyo District. It was once a major trading port, the capital of German East Africa, and it served as a stopover for slave and ivory caravans who travelled from Lake Tanganyika to Zanzibar. Today it is a hub for traditional dhow building and is known for its arts, culture and fascinating history. The town features many colonial-era buildings lining narrow, unpaved streets. It makes for an excellent day or weekend trip from Dar es Salaam.

Fast Facts

Featured Tours

Tanzania Self Drive 14 days Bush to Beach Mid range

Tanzania – the land of Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. But did you know, that the country has so much more to offer? Explore the hidden gems of Tanzania and experience the uncharted corners of one of Africa’s most exciting destinations. Far from the beaten tracks, you will find a Tanzania…

View more

Featured Accommodation

Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge

Being an island Lazy Lagoon is only accessible by boat. The boat crosses several times per day so a ferry is arranged to take guests across on the most convenient crossing. Lazy Lagoon is 70km north of Dar es Salaam and accessed from Mbegani Fisheries Institute. Lazy Lagoon is built…

View more

Travellers Lodge

Travellers Lodge is private-owned and family-friendly. Their gently declining, sandy beach is also safe for children. Bagamoyo is an unforgettable experience of history and culture combined with vibrant local life. They can help to organise sight-seeing trips in Bagamoyo and the region for you.By the way, they speak German and…

View more