Description: Bagamoyo is gaining ground as a popular alternate to Zanzibar. It is here that you will find similarities to Zanzibar (beautiful beaches and historic sites) without the large numbers of tourists.
Bagamoyo is now little more than a small town, but it used to be one of the most important ports in East Africa. It was a leading port for the ivory and slave trade. The area around Bagamoyo features a number of ancient buildings, some dating back more than 800 years.
These days, Bagamoyo is known as the ‘arts capital’ of Tanzania. It boasts an annual arts festival from the end of September into early October. There are an increasing number of good beach resorts to choose from, though be aware that sometimes security on the beach can be an issue.
Location: Less than 2 hours north of Dar es Salaam
Things 2 Do: Dance & Drum Classes, Diving, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Fishing, Bagamoyo Historical Town Tour, Boat Trip
Time: A minimum of 2 nights.
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Why Choose A2T?
After living in Tanzania for 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1993-95), Brian Singer started Project Zawadi, a non-profit organization to support children's education. Using his business background and local connections he and his wife, Karen, joined forces with Michael to start Access 2 Tanzania. Brian and Karen and the US staff (many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) assist customers with pre-travel decisions and planning while Michael and the Tanzania team take care of all the in-country logistics.