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Dar-es-Salaam Cultural Day Tour Gezaulole Village is a full day guided excursion to the village of Gezaulole situated on the coast, south of Dar es Salaam, 13 km’s (a 30-minutes drive) from the ferry at Kigamboni. Experience village life and enjoy the quite beach.
Gezaulole Village has a pristine, white beach with views over the sea and islands dotting the blue ocean. Our day tour offers a glimpse into a typical Tanzanian village life.
Gezaulole village was a Zaramo settlement, the tribe which has been living along this part of the coast for many centuries.
They gave the village the name Gezaulole, which means ‘Try and See’ in the Kizaramo language. In the 16th Century, Arab settlers came and used the convenient location of the village to carry out their trade.
The village thus became a destination for caravans carrying ivory, hides and slaves, who would be shipped to Zanzibar and beyond.
They renamed the village ‘Mbwamaji’, a name it kept until the 1970’s, when the village was chosen as one of the first settlements under the Ujamaa – policy.
People from different places in Tanzania were relocated in order to create concentrated agricultural areas. Again the name Gezaulole was given to the village: the new inhabitants had to ‘Try and See’ how they could develop their lives.
Dar-es-Salaam Cultural Day Tour Gezaulole Village activities include a guided tour to learn about the history of Gezaulole village the first Ujamaa village and an old Arab settlement with graves and mosques.
You will enjoy the beautiful beaches and learn about a fisherman’s life, take a dhow trip to Sinda Island and see Wildlife in particular bird life.
Lunch will be served at ‘Kali Mata Ki Jai’ a women’s project, or at a local restaurant or at private house where villagers cook and serve local dishes.
Dar-es-Salaam Cultural Day Tour Gezaulole Village Highlights
Village Life and Handicrafts: While walking around the village you will see how the locals live and earn their daily bread. Most likely you will be astonished to see how many handicrafts we produce. Tie & die woodcarvings, pottery, mats and baskets.
The guides will show you the agricultural areas of Gezaulole, Mwera and Kizani. They will explain everything about cattle, crops, fruits and trees that are growing in Gezaulole. Women are ready to paint traditional figures, with locally grown henna extract, on visitor’s skin.
Historical Places and Beach Walk: Take a guided walk to Mbwamaji, the historical original village on this part of the coast. Visit a 400 year-old mosque, the slave depot from where slaves were transported to other continents and old Muslim graves – a testimony to a long history.
A walk on the beach here you will see fishermen sailing up and down in their traditional boats – dhows, bringing the catch of the day which includes fish, octopus, lobster and other seafood. Women are wading in the water and harvesting seaweed.
Trip on a local dhow: With the power of the wind the dhow will bring you to beautiful spots for snorkeling. Underwater life with its colors and movements is fascinating. A trip to the unspoiled and uninhabited island of Sinda in the blue Indian Ocean is unforgettable.
The fisherman-guide will answer all the questions you have concerning sea and coast. If you wish you can rent a bicycle and go around the neighboring villages or go to our beautiful beach, using the swimming and snorkeling equipment available at ‘Akida’s garden’.
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Dar-es-Salaam Cultural Day Tour Gezaulole Village Rates Includes:
Lunch + Mineral water during tour + Safari transport vehicle with fuel + All village entry fees, guide fees, service charge and taxes + Services of our English speaking professional Driver Guide & Pickup from your hotel in Dar es salaam city and drop-off to your hotel after the safari
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* This tour promotes Cultural Tourism and many villager benefit from the income they earn from guests visiting the village. The money is used to support the local primary school with desks, blackboards and other materials.
Dar-es-Salaam Cultural Day Tour Gezaulole Village Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)