Bagamoyo Historical Tour

Bagamoyo Historical Tour

From$300.00 per person

Durations1 Person per Day

TourTypeDay Trip

Bagamoyo, is a coastal town founded at the end of the 18th century, though it is an extension of a much older (8th century) Swahili settlement, Kaole. It was chosen as the capital of German East Africa by the German colonial administration and it became one of the most important trading ports for the Germans along the East African coast along the west of the Indian Ocean in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Join this private Bagamoyo historical tour, where your guide will show you all the magic of this town and its surrounding mangrove forest and beaches. You’ll visit several places today, like Old Fort, Old Boma, Kaole Ruins, Bagamoyo Museum, and more. This town was once an important trading center, and the former capital of German East Africa. Your guide will tell you all about it on this full day tour.

Departure details

  • ✤ Traveler pickup is offered.
  • ✤ Please advise your Hotel details for tour pickup.
  • ✤ Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

Return details.

Returns to original departure point.

Additional information

  • ✤ Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ✤ Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • ✤ Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • ✤ Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • ✤ Most travelers can participate
  • ✤ This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • ✤ Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • ✤ A minimum of 02 people per booking is required.
  • ✤ This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

Please note.

  • ✤ Wheelchair accessible
  • ✤ Stroller accessible
  • ✤ Service animals allowed
  • ✤ Near public transportation
  • ✤ Infants must sit on laps
  • ✤ Infant seats available
  • ✤ Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • ✤ Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Covid Safety

What you can expect during your visit

  • ✤ Regular temperature checks for staff
  • ✤ Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • ✤ Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • ✤ Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • ✤ Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • ✤ Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • ✤ Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • ✤ Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • ✤ Social distancing enforced throughout experience

What do I need to bring?

Bring Sunglasses, Hat/Cap, Water sport shoes, Waterproof camera, if you have one and Sun cream (we suggest a biodegradable one that doesn't harm the corals).  

Cancellation policy

  • ✤ For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Experience Professional Tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Bagamoyo
  • Entry/Admission - Old Boma
  • Entry/Admission - Kaole Ruins
  • Entry/Admission - Bagamoyo Museum


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Expenses of a personal Nature

Tour Plan

1 hour - Stop At: Old Fort, HW46+5CW, Bagamoyo, Tanzania

A prison where slaves were kept before herded through underground tunnels to waiting dhows at the Harbor, where their journey unknown world began. 

30 Minutes - Stop At: Old Boma, Bagamoyo Tanzania

It is one of the many historical building found in Bagamoyo and used to be an old state house that was built by the Germans at the end of the 19th century, with the sole purpose of being a residence for its leaders in the area. It was only used by them for a few years before their capital was moved to then Mzizima or currently known as Dar es Salaam, due to the shallow water depth of the Bagamoyo port.

1 Hour - Stop At: Kaole Ruins, Bagamoyo Tanzania

The kaole ruin is a site that holds the remains of the first settlement of the Arab foreigners in Bagamoyo as well as an archaeological remains excavation site. Some of the structures at the site include houses, mosques, water wells and graves of the foreigners that died there. Kaole was originally settled in the 8th century as a trading town. It is a small town and archaeological site in Tanzania, located southern eastern of Bagamoyo town on the shores of Indian Ocean. At the area there are old stone ruins dating to a period between the 13th century and the 16th century and consist of two mosques and 30 tombs 

1 hour - Stop At: Bagamoyo Museum, Mango Tree Drive, Bagamoyo Tanzania

The original Holy Ghost Church was built in 1872, is reportedly to be the oldest church on the mainland of East Africa as sister's house and part of the Holy Ghost Mission, one of the first Christian missionaries in East Africa. In 1874, David Livingstone was interred for a night at the Holy Ghost Mission. The Livingstone Tower, a part of the original church, is named in his honor. The Sisters’ House, built in 1876, was converted into the Roman Catholic Mission Museum and has many sentimentally touching exhibits of photographs of slaves tied together with chains to their necks, exhibits of the history of Missionary work and conversion to Christianity, books and booklets on prehistory of Bagamoyo, Indian and Arab door frames, and shackles, chains and whips used during slave trade, and many local wood craft.