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Getting There -- Bagamoyo lies about 70km (43 miles) north of Dar es Salaam. The trip takes about an hour (and up to 90 min. by bus) on good tarmac road; a taxi here from Dar should cost $130. Any of the hotels here can arrange transfers from Dar's airport. There are fairly frequent buses and dala-dala services between Dar and Bagamoyo.

Visitor Information & Guide Services -- Staff at Bagamoyo's Tourism Information Office (tel. 076/444-2823; daily 8am-5pm) can assist with most questions you might have, whether it's about securing transport or finding a guide; they can arrange tours of the town (or to specific points of interest), with or without transport. The best guide in town is Peter Junior (tel. 078/486-9652), who speaks good English and has even written a book on the town. If you're looking for someone else to make all your arrangements and plan a coastal-cultural tour, contact Ancient Ost Afrika (tel. 075/622-7761; www.ancientostafrika.com), a home-grown tour operator based in Bagamoyo; they can arrange multiday excursions that take in Dar, Bagamoyo, and Saadani National Park.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.