Tourist Activities In Bagamoyo – Tanzania 

Tourist Activities In Bagamoyo – Tanzania : What should you do in Bagamoyo? The historic city of Bagamoyo in Africa is one of the few that is truly worth visiting, with its deteriorating German colonial structures and spiderweb-covered entrances. The most interesting section of Ocean Road is the historic German boma, built in 1897, and Liku House, the location of the German administrative centre.
Furthermore, in what is now Tanzania, there is a school that was the first multiracial school. It was established in the late 1800s. On the shore are Bagamoyo’s port, where you can watch boat builders at work, the German customs house (1895), and a thriving fish market (on the site of the former slave market).

There are often noisy afternoon auctions at the fish market. To the south lies the Old Fort, which dates back to the mid-1800s. There are a few small alleyways northwest of here with carved doors that resemble doors found elsewhere along the coast. If you want to explore any of the buildings or take pictures, you have to pay the ridiculously high fee to walk around the old town.
What are the things to do in Bagamoyo? What are the tourist attractions and activities in Bagamoyo? While there are many things to do in Bagamoyo, these are a few of the most well-liked ones:

1. Explore the Kaole Ruins.

You can see these striking ruins not far from Bagamoyo. The mosque’s ruins in the middle date back to the 13th century, making it one of the oldest in East Africa and one of the oldest in mainland Tanzania. Bagamoyo was built during the time when the Sultan of Kilwa ruled over coastal trade, long before it was significant.
There’s a second mosque from the 15th century nearby, and about 22 burials, many from the same era. A few Shirazi pillar-style tombs, similar to those at Tongoni but in slightly better shape, can be found among the burials, as can a small museum housing fragments of Chinese ceramics and other relics. East of the ruins, past a sizable mangrove area, is the old, silted harbour that was in use during Kaole’s heyday.

The quickest route to the remnants on foot is to take the road that passes Chuo cha Sanaa south for approximately 5 km, until you reach the Kaole turn-off, which is located at the southernmost point of Kaole village. You can get a bajaji (tuk-tuk) from the city for about Tsh5000 (a taxi costs Tsh10,000).

2. Visit the College of Arts.

Located approximately 500 metres southeast of Bagamoyo on the route to Dar es Salaam city, this prestigious theatre and Arts College is home to the nationally recognized dance company. It’s usually possible to arrange drumming or dancing lessons, and there are sometimes performances during the school day.
The main attraction of the annual event is the Bagamoyo Arts Festival, which usually takes place in late September or early October. The festival features traditional dance and drumming performances, drumming workshops, acrobatic shows, and much more.
Although the festival is not the best organized timetables are rarely given out in advance it is a great way to discover Tanzania’s up-and-coming musicians and artists as well as the country’s talent and culture.

3. Take a Catholic Museum tour.

The Catholic mission and museum, one of Bagamoyo’s highlights, with well-labeled exhibits from Bagamoyo’s glory days, is located about 2 km northwest of the town and is accessible by a long, mango-tree-shaded avenue. Livingstone’s body was buried in the chapel within the same complex before being taken to Westminster Abbey and then Zanzibar Town. Freedom Village was established in 1868, making it the oldest mission in Tanzania.

4. Visit Caravan Serai Museum.

This amazing museum has a small exhibit about the slave trade. At the entrance to the town, it is diagonally across from and adjacent to the CRDB bank. More interesting than the museum itself is the site where it is housed, which was once the hub for slave and trade caravans heading into the interior.