About Bagamoyo Town
Bagamoyo, once a mighty center of trade along the East African Coast, is a world class Historical site and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, opulent in cultural remains and ruins just waiting you to explore.
Bagamoyo is multi ethnical community, with indigenous tribes such are Wakwere, Wazaramo and Wazigua creating majority of its population. There are also Arab descent coexist in Bagamoyo, making the town a peaceful and friendly place for visitors from all over the world.
During German colonial times Bagamoyo was the economic and administrative capital of German East Africa. Since that time, the town has been in decline, with architecture of European origin slowly crumbling, but still pretty impressive to see and explore. We should not fail to mention that Arabic influence on local architecture is also very significant.
Bagamoyo port was the terminal of slave and ivory caravans travelling on foot all the way from Lake Tanganyika. From here, the slaves and ivory were shipped by dhow to Zanzibar, from where they were dispatched all over the world.