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Bagamoyo

In the beginning of the German reign Bagamoyo was the capital of German East Africaandthe most important trading entrepot of the east central coast of Africa in the late 19th century. Bagamoyo's history has been influenced by Indian and Arab traders, by the German colonial government and by Christian missionaries.

In the first half of the 19th century, Bagamoyo became a trading port for ivoryand the slave trade, with traders coming from the African interior, from places as far as Morogoro, Lake Tanganyika and Usambara on their way to Zanzibar. This explains the meaning of the word Bagamoyo ("Bwaga-Moyo") which means "Lay down your Heart" in Swahili.

Today some degenerated colonial properties and a well done museum in the Christian missionary remind of the gone days.

The Bagamoyo College of Arts, founded 1980, helps Bagamoyo to new international popularity. It is the only College in Tanzania which teaches students in painting, sculpture, drama, dancing and drumming. A guidance through the school facilities turns out to be a real worthwhile experience.

 

Cultural Sightseeings

Dive n Safari

 
 

Cultural Sightseeings

Do you like to dunk in history and Tradition of Tanzania as well as in the great animal and plant richness?! It is definitively worthwhile to have a stop or a side trip to some cultural places between the national park visits.
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Lake Tangayika

Sandy beaches, a sea full of fresh water, colorful fishes...
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is not only the highest point in Africa but also the highest free standing mountain on earth. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah.
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