Blogs from Bagamoyo, East, Tanzania, Africa


Africa » Tanzania » East » Bagamoyo August 18th 2019

Bis zur Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts war Bagamoyo ein kleiner unbedeutender Handelsort, in dem Fisch, Salz und Baumharze gehandelt wurden, die Bevölkerung aber vorwiegend aus Fischern und Kleinbauern bestand. Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts wurde es Handelshafen für Elfenbein und Sklaven, die vom Hinterland aus den Regionen um Morogoro, den Tanganjikasee und Usambara herangeschafft und auf Boote nach Sansibar umgeladen wurden. Dies erklärt auch den heutigen Namen der Siedlung, denn Bagamoyo („Bwaga-Moyo“) bedeutet „Leg dein Herz nieder“ auf Swahili, weil die Sklaven, die auf Dhaus nach Sansibar verschleppt wurden, ihre Heimat niemals wiedersahen. Als im Jahr 1840 der Sultan von Oman, Said ibn Sultan, seine Hauptstadt von Maskat nach Sansibar verlegte, wurde Bagamoyo das Tor der Araber zum Landesinnern. 1873 wurde der Sklavenhandel offiziell abgeschafft, blieb aber faktisch bis zum J... read more

Africa » Tanzania » East » Bagamoyo March 1st 2015

We loved Bagamoyo but disliked the double pricing system If you are thinking about visiting Tanzania you might wish to have a quick read in the end of this blog entry where we write about the double pricing system. But for now we would like to write about things that are more fun. The last couple of days on this journey in Tanzania we spent in and around the towns/cities Moshi, Tanga, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam. We stayed only one or two days in each place and there was really no need for lingering much longer at any of those places. Well, now that we think about it we could have stayed yet another day in Bagamoyo and still enjoy it. Moshi The city itself was a bit of a disappointment. Other people might end ... read more
Camel Hotel
Mount Kilimanjaro and a bottle of Kilimanjaro mineral water
Clock tower

Africa » Tanzania » East » Bagamoyo May 22nd 2012

I thought I would give you a small look into some of the daily things I do, so you can have a better sense of how I spend my time here: Get up super early (6:30am) and sometimes go for a run on the beach. Breakfast which mainly consists of white bread, some form of egg, and jam that tastes like candy. For the past couple weeks we would have Swahili lessons a couple times a week in the morning for three hours. In the afternoon Njavwa and I (my placement partner) would meet with Mary (our supervisor) at her house or at a coffee shop travelling by bajaj and discuss/brainstorm our work. For two days of the week, Njavwa, Levi and I would go to the children's home which is about an hour and a ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » East » Bagamoyo October 27th 2009

Enjoy some selected photos of weekends away to Bagamoyo (1 Hour North of Dar) and Stone Town, Zanzibar!... read more
Mama and Baby
A Walk on the Beach

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