Bagamoyo is steeped in history, the name meaning 'Loss of the Heart' as a result of it being a terminus for the slave caravans from inland. At the peak of the slave trade in the mid 19th century it is estimated that 50,000 captives arrived in Bagamoyo each year. Now a popular beach destination, the town lies only 70km from Dar on good tarmac road. There are several mid-range beach hotels available. The Kaole Ruins, dating from the 12th century Shirazi era, also make an interesting excursion.
While visiting one of the lodges on your trip, one night of the week may include some Local Music played by one of the many village bands.
Music is a very important part of the African Culture, as it provides a means to relax, and for the community to come together and talk about their lives.
All music tells of tales of either lost loved ones, or the struggle to achieve. East Africa has become the hub for local music, and often plays host to some of the continents most famous musicians.
For more information on making a local music experience part of your Tanzanian Safari contact us.