Bwagamoyo; ‘lay down your heart’ as an important stop in the route of slave traders, Bagamoyo’s history contains bitter elements. The word “bagamoyo” means “lay down your heart” in Swahili. The name reflects the plight of the slaves as they were transported from the interior of Africa and forced onto ships to be taken across the ocean. It was not only a town that the ivory and slave trades passed through. Many explorers used Bagamoyo as the starting point for their adventures. The town played a crucial role in opening up the deep regions of Africa.