DAR ES SALAAM/ BAGAMOYO PROGRAMME: 5 DAYS/ 4NIGHTS
DAY 1: Northern Dar es Salaam
Arrive at Julius Kambarage Airport Dar es Salaam. After Airport clearance, you will meet our driver and drive to the hotel for an overnight. (D,B) On your way to the Hotel in case it is on the day time, you will be able see Dar es Salaam as a multicultural City; having started as a fishing village, to a cosmopolitan city in East Africa. The city is along Indian Ocean Sea; Actually a Water Front Cosmopolitan City with a great history of Arabs and Slave Traders, German Colonization and World War 1, English people and League of Nationals, Asian influences, the great and pleasant Chief Mzizima who welcomed all the visitors to Dar es Salaam. You will see also modern high rise buildings to old historical buildings.
DAY 2: Northern Dar es Salaam
At 7.00 after breakfast you will start you city tourage. You will spend several hours walking around the city. You will see remaining of early civilization of Africans, Arabs, Asians, Germans and English people. Among the things you will see are Askari Monument (monument of soldiers who fought in the early wars), Safe Harbor Delta, old churches dating back from 1888. Arabs, Germans and English people old architectural building styles. National Museum; you will see fossils discoveries such as zinjanthropus, nutcrackers men and other enthrographis collections. Modern and old architectural buildings and the intermediation of people from different origins and faiths. At 4.00pm after city tourage you will drive to Msasani beach peninsula, to the hotel for an overnight. On your way there, you will pass through Salender Bridge, which connects Eastern and Western Dar es Salaam. Western Dar es Salaam has a lot of movements of people and vehicles as well as coastal green vegetation.(B,D)
DAY 3: Western Dar es Salaam Msasani Peninsula
At 8.30am in the morning you will drive to Tinga Tinga Arts Galleries in Osterbay, there you will see colorful African Artistic Paintings called Tinga Tinga; A Unique style from Tanzania. You will be able to interact and buy some for gifts. Visit Mwenge Carving Centre. There you will see scriptures of different designs and colors, you will be able to interact with sculptures so as to learn the arts, and also buy their works. Visit Village Museum: An open tradition hut Museum. You will see original huts of different Tanzania tribes and learn their way of living. In the afternoon you may see traditional dancing being performed in the area. Visit Kunduchi beach wet and wild for relaxation/leisure. At 6:30pm drive to hotel for an overnight. (B,D)
DAY 4: STONE TOWN BAGAMOYO AREA (Optional) Word Old Settlements:
UNESCO Awards At 7.00am after breakfast drive to Bagamoyo for a Stone Visit. On your way you will able to see Dar es Salaam a Cosmopolitan City in East Africa. You will see old colonial buildings and new high structural buildings observe Flora and Fauna along the way. Bagamoyo played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarter in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingston and Stanley all passed in this town 75 kilometers north of Dar es Salaam. Some of the historical remainings to be found are:
The Bagamoyo Church: It was built in 1868 and considered to be the first church in East Coast of Africa. Cementeries; Early missionaries were buried there. A small shrine built by freed slaves in 1876 are all seen. Between 1934 and 1991, 35 Dutch priests worked here.
The last of this long line of priests from the Netherlands was Father Frits Versteijnen who stayed in Bagamoyo for 30 years and started the first museum in the old Fathers’ House in March 1968. The second Fathers’ House in Bagamoyo was constructed close to the Mother of all Churches in East Africa, was built in 1873, the first floor in 1877 and the second floor in 1903. Bagamoyo Museum:
It is a museum, which displays Bagamoyo history in relation to its contact with foreigners. It has old photographs, documents and relics from slave trade. On the same compound there is a small chapel know as Anglican church of Holly Cross. The church is famous for being a place where the remains of David Livingstone were laid before taken to Zanzibar en route to Westminster Abbey for burial. Bomani: The German Colonial administration headquarters is also a memorial site for the first German East African Capital. German Grave Yard: The historical place where the German soldiers were buried.
Kaole ruins/remaining: World old settlement. Kaole a 13th -18th Centuries AD settlements, are 5km south of Bagamoyo, with remaining structures of mosques, graves and houses. These are among the archaeological findings in the coastal of Tanzania. These areas were used by Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Persians and Europeans from as far back as the 7th century AD to 18th Century AD. These settlements died after abolition of slave trade and invention of European colonization/civilization.
After the visit drive to the hotel for an overnight (B,D)
Day 5: After breakfast proceed for onward safaris, or drive to Julius Kambarage Nyerere Airport for flight back home.(B)
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.