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.
Most of the luxury lodges each has its own swimming pool, making it the ideal way to relax after a hot day.
Most swimming pools are child friendly, so the whole family is able to enjoy and if you have young children, it's worth staying somewhere that has one even in the game parks.
In many cases, breakfast is served around the swimming pool, making it the ideal way to experience the morning sunrise.