Experience Bagamoyo Tours

Experience Bagamoyo Tours offers comprehensive tour packages, cultural activities, and music lessons for visitors coming to Bagamoyo, whether you hope to stay for one day or one month! Our goal is to support cultural tourism while empowering community members to benefit from visitors interested in interacting with the traditional Tanzanian way of life. We offer a wide range of activities and services, detailed below.

For booking and additional information, please contact:

Msafiri Zawose – mzawose@gmail.com / (+255) 784 82 9218                                                                                                                                               Ngajimah Hashim – ngajimah@gmail.com / (+255) 714 897 611                                                                                                                                                         Hannah Nelson – hannah.nelson@me.com / (+255) 688 519 112

Karibuni sana Bagamoyo!


Tour Packages
Prices are listed per week/per person. Customizable tours available upon request. Excludes price of food, drinks, incidentals. 

Backpacker’s Special

  • 7 nights at Moyo Mmoja Guesthouse – room w/ shared bathroom
  • Roundtrip transport from Dar es Salaam (airport or Zanzibar ferry) and local transport to activities
  • Bike tour (3 hours + drink)
  • Choose between carving or tingatinga painting (includes materials and instruction through completion of project)
  • Choose between music, dancing, cooking, or Swahili lessons (3 hours of instruction)
  • Total price: Tzs 850,000 ($520)

Cultural Explorer

  • 7 nights at Moyo Mmoja Guesthouse - room w/ shared bathroom
  • Roundtrip transport from Dar es Salaam (airport or Zanzibar ferry) and local transport to activities
  • Bike tour (3 hours + drink)
  • Choose between music or dancing lessons (2 hours)
  • Choose between cooking or Swahili lessons (2 hours)
  • Tingatinga painting lesson (includes materials and instruction through completion of project)
  • Carving lesson (includes materials and instruction through completion of project)
  • Total price: Tzs 910,000 ($560)

Musical Immersion

  • 7 nights at Moyo Mmoja Guesthouse - self contained room
  • Roundtrip transport from Dar es Salaam (airport or Zanzibar ferry) and local transport to activities
  • Bike tour (3 hours + drink)
  • Music lessons, choice of instruments listed below (12 hours, ~2 hr/day)
  • Total price: Tzs 1,000,000 ($615)

Bagamoyo Bora


Music Lessons
Tzs 20,000/- per hour (0r $15), group rates available. All made-made instruments for sale, order in advance to ensure availability. (Links to photos of instruments) 
  • Traditional drumming (Mheme Traditional Gogo Woman Drumming or Djembe)
  • Limba (traditional thumb piano)
  • Zeze (1, 2, 4, and 12 string available)
  • Ndono
  • Traditional singing/voice lessons
  • Traditional Tanzanian dancing
  • Kayamba

Art Lessons

Learn different styles of traditional Tanzanian art from tinga tinga painting to wood sculpture carvings! The cost is Tzs 20,000=/ per hour + the cost of materials.

  • Tinga Tinga painting
  • Wood Carvings/Sculptures
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Cultural Activities
Experience Bagamoyo! Local cultural activities are a great way to explore and learn about Tanzanian culture!
  • Local bike tour (Tzs 40,000 =/ for 3 hours + bike rental)- includes trips to the Catholic Mission, Salt Farms, Magomeni, and Old Art Market in Old Bagamoyo!
  • Tanzanian cooking- Learn to cook ugali and other traditional Tanzanian dishes over a wood fire!
  • Swahili Lessons- learn the Swahili basics to be able to greet your neighbors, shop at the market, and interact with friends on the beach!