Arabic for the abode of peace, Dar es Salaam has over the years grown to be Tanzania'a largest city. Popularly known as Dar, the city is Tanzania's economic hub boasting the second largest port in East Africa. The city is majorly a transit town to most of Tanzania's touristic desinations like the Selous Game Reserve and Zanzibar Island. Dar es Salaam is the most prominent city in fashion, art, music, media and film.
This city is the main gateway to Tanzania through Julius Nyerere International Airport. Get around the city using minibuses (dala dala), buses or trains. Restaurants in Dar es Salaam offer delicious traditional and intercontinental dishes.
The best time to visit this city is during the dry season, from June to October. You can buy your souvenirs from some of the best shopping places such as Kariakoo market, Kivukoni Fish Market and Mwenge Carvers Market.
Dar es Salaam city has many interesting places to visit and activities to engage in. There are several attractions within Dar es Salaam to explore such as Askari Monument, National Museum of Tanzania, Uhuru Monument, the beach, Bongoyo Island, Mbudya Island, Msasani Peninsula among others.
Explore the Mbezi beach to swim in the clear waters and sunbathe.
Visit the National Museum of Tanzania and learn its rich culture and history.
Discover the Dar es Salaam Zoo to view wildlife, and be sure to visit the Kivukoni Fish Market before the end of your tour.