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Interesting but expensuve

Nice to hear a bit of history of our country but a bit expensive for what it is ( the overall visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thann, France
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Interesting Story

the Kaole ruins have a very interesting story - but needs to be told in a better way. Maybe if... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Mary N
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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26 Apr 2017
“Interesting Story”
23 Apr 2017
“Ok to see, but not special”
Bagamoyo, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to hear a bit of history of our country but a bit expensive for what it is ( the overall visit took less than one hour).

Thank FanIbra
Reviewed 26 April 2017

the Kaole ruins have a very interesting story - but needs to be told in a better way. Maybe if they can have more visuals, even do reconstructions of some of the buildings and people it would make it more attractive to view.

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Kaole Ruins are ok if you are interested in the ancient history of Bagamoyo (not the slave history). There are ruins of a cemetary and a old mosque. But the price they ask (20000TSH pp) is way too much for what you get.

Thank Sjors P
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I wanted to see this historical buildings which are now ruins, the rest of them teach the history of slave and how Africans have been made goods for business.

Thank Ferdis F
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Drove into Bagamoyo, quite clueless on what to do. Located a guide in the town. For TSh 25k he spent about 4 hours with me. A guide is a must, if not the ruins make very little sense. Neat little bit of the slave trade...More

1  Thank Cowas B
Reviewed 17 February 2017

the archives, the old structures, the vegetation around can give you the picture of what was before in Bagamoyo especially in Kaole area.

Thank napectz
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went there by motorcycle. After paying a high entrance fee (tzs 20.000 pp) the friendly guide toured us around for 15 min. The site is small and has a small museum. It was sad that all the staff work as a volunteer and don't not...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Kaole ruins with a very knowledgeable tour guide - without him, the visit would not have been so good. He thoroughly explained the 13th century ruins and the history of the area. Worth a visit...More

1  Thank Alaska23_Family
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The ruins themselves are not much to look at. However, if you have a knowledgeable guide who can explain what went on there and the significance of the various piles of rubble, it becomes quite interesting. What I found most amazing is that this used...More

Thank ErikE878
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Worth the money you pay to visit these ruins. But nothing unforgettable. Amazing to go by bike as you can have a wonderful view of the ocean.

2  Thank Francesca A
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