A full Accompanying Persons’ programme has been developed for the enjoyment of those travelling to Dar es Salaam with AORTIC 2009 delegates. These tours have been designed to expose the best of what this intriguing city has to offer will be available. Accompanying Persons will also be invited to attend the events on the Social Programme.

Included as part of Accompanying Person Package:

Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Full day Dar es Salaam City Tour
(including lunch and sightseeing)

This exciting Dar es Salaam City Tour includes stops at:

• Kariakoo Market, a must see place where daily household supplies - foodstuffs, vegetables and fruits - are on display for sale to the Dar es Salaam people. The variety of goods on display distresses many pockets and it is hard to walk away empty handed.

• The Tinga Tinga Art Center, Tinga Tinga is African primitive flat work. Images are created with enamel paint on muslin fabric Tinga Tinga art is also defined as painting on masonite using bicycle paint. The paintings can be as small as ceramic tiles, while the biggest paintings are no doubt hanging above thousands of family room sofas.

• Ocean Road Hospital, It is at this hospital that Dr. Koch, a German Medical researcher and practitioners discovered the Malaria parasite and TUBERCULOSIS BACTERIA.

• The Port of Dar es Salaam, a bee-hive of activities where the railway line of TAZARA delivers copper from Zambia while the central line offloads coffee, cotton and other goods for the trains to reload imports discharged at the port.

Accompanying persons will also have the opportunity to visit the Azania Lutheran church, the City Hall, Makumbusho Village Museum and the Askari Monument on this stimulating city tour.

Thursday, 12 November 2009
Full day Bagamoyo Old Town Tour
(including lunch and sightseeing)

Until the middle of the 18th century, Bagamoyo was a small and insignificant trading centre where most of the population were fishermen and farmers. With the main trading goods being fish, salt, and gum.
However, this changes in the first half of the 19th century, and Bagamoyo became the most important trading entry point for ivory and the slave trade, with traders coming from all over the African interior on their way to Zanzibar.
On this tour accompanying persons, will have the opportunity to see:

• Old stone fort houses, with underground passageways through which slaves were headed to dhows on the nearby shore

• The Kaole Ruins located 5km south of Bagamoyo, on the coastal side of the present day village of Kaole. It consists of the ruins of two mosques and a series of about 30 tombs, set among palm trees; constructed from coral with lime, water, there are faint traces of inscriptions on the vaulting.

• The German Cemetery and the College of Arts, a magnificent venue to experience of the local culture and live music performance.

Other Tour Options For Free Days:

(not included in Accompanying Person package fees - available for booking at the Conference Tour Desk)

Half day Bongoyo Island
USD 40 per person (including packed lunch and snorkelling equipment).

Embark on traditional motorized dhow. Picnic lunch and soft drinks included. Bongoyo is an inhabited island that is built upon rugged coral rocks with scattered sinkholes. The raised sandy beach provides a good swimming beach and anchoring facilities for the small boats. The underwater habitat range from shallow gently sloping coral reefs, sandy expanses and sea grass beds.

African Village (Geza Ulole)
USD 55 per person (including lunch, ground transport and
village levy)


In the early days, Gezaulole Village, a small beach village, was a Zaramo settlement, the local tribe along the coast of Dar es Salaam. In the 16th Century, Arab settlers used the village as the destination for caravans carrying ivory, hides and slaves from Zanzibar. Gezaulole village and its beach are the most attractive sites on the south coast. The village, the oldest settlement in Dar es Salaam, with ruins dating back about 1,000 years, contains 4 Century old mosque, the slave depot and old Muslim grave. Tourists will witness various facets of daily village life and culture, when they are met upon arrival by villagers with African Dance and drumming. A traditional African lunch will be served.

27 March 2009
Abstract Submissions

27 March 2009
Bursary Applications

April 2009
Registration opens

11 November 2009
AORTIC 2009 Opening Ceremony

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