Place Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo, is a coastal town founded at the end of the 18th century, though it is an extension of a much older Swahili settlement, Kaole. It was chosen as the capital of German East Africa by the German colonial administration and it became one of the most important trading ports for the Germans along the East African coast along the west of the Indian Ocean in the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, it is the capital of the Bagamoyo District in Pwani Region. In 2011, the town had 82,578 inhabitants.

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Atlas Obscura 2020
Slave Market Memorial

Discover Slave Market Memorial in Zanzibar, Tanzania: This monument is a stark reminder of the horrors of the Zanzibar slave trade.

Dar es Salaam
Zanzibar City
Atlas Obscura 2022
Once a Prison, This Island Is Now a Tortoise Sanctuary

Tanzania's Changuu Island was used to hold enslaved people in the 19th century

Atlas Obscura 2018
Tippu Tip’s House

Discover Tippu Tip's House in Zanzibar, Tanzania: This slowly crumbling mansion was home to one of East Africa's richest and most powerful slave traders.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Unguja Ukuu

Discover Unguja Ukuu in Unguja Ukuu, Tanzania: A remote island settlement off the coast of Tanzania is a storied archaeological site with an ancient past.

Brutalism 1972
Kariakoo Market
Atlas Obscura 2019
Freddie Mercury’s Childhood Home

The Zanzibar house is now a monument to the iconic Queen rockstar.

Post 2022
The mysterious origin of Zanzibar pizza
World Heritage Site 2000
Stone Town of Zanzibar

The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together…

Wikipedia Landmark
Forodhani Gardens

The Forodhani Gardens is a small park in the historical city of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The gardens are located along the main seawalk of Stone Town, just in front of the most famous buildings of Stone Town, i.e., the House of Wonders and the Ol…

Wikipedia Landmark
House of Wonders

The House of Wonders or Palace of Wonders is a landmark building in Stone Town, Zanzibar. It is the largest and tallest building of Stone Town and occupies a prominent place facing the Forodhani Gardens on the old town’s seafront in Mizingani Road…

Atlas Obscura 2018
An Exquisite Collection of Carved African Masks

This huge selection of ceremonial masks stands out within a massive woodcarving marketplace in Tanzania.