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Dar es Salaam Tanzania Bagamoyo Slave Market Ruins
Bagamoyo, Tanzania 255-222-162-333 Distance from hotel: 30.90 miles Visit Website Category: Attractions
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Bagamoyo Tanzania: Explore the Historic Ruins, Museum, and Churches

Located 75 miles north of Dar Es Salaam, visit the Bagamoyo Salve Market Ruins and explore this historic landmark that was one of the most active points of the bustling Tanzanian slave trade. Formerly a fishing village, the area has been home to Indian and Arab traders, the German colonial government, and Christian missionaries during its storied history.
Once an active slave trading outpost and ivory and coconut trading port, Bagamoyo, Tanzania is now home to a landmark church, a German graveyard, a history museum, and a thriving sailboat industry. Guided tours are recommended for an authentic glimpse into this ancient East African trade port with a unique Swahili culture.


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  • Arts & Crafts Exhibitions
  • Guided Tours


  • Bagamoyo History Museum
  • Old Father's House
  • Bagamoyo Church
  • Ruvu River
  • German Graveyard
  • College of Arts


Located 75 miles north of Dar es Salaam, guests at Ramada Resort can either get to the Bagamoyo Salve Market Ruins by car or bus. Tours are offered for a guided experience, but if traveling by car, head north on Sam Nujoma Road towards University Road to the second exit, Bagamoyo Road. Typically the journey can take up to 2 hours in regular traffic.
While visiting the Bagamoyo Slave Market Ruins, make sure to stop at all of the historic landmarks including the German cemetery, the Bagamoyo Church, the Ruvu River Basin, the Second Father's House, the museum, and the College of Arts. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of this ancient coastal town.

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