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Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is a common stop for travelers on the way to Zanzibar or the safari circuit. Although it is not a major destination for tourists, it still has its appeal as well as plenty of things to do. The city remains as Tanzania’s financial and political hub even though it no longer serves as the capital. The gateway to the country, Julius Nyerere International Airport, is found here, only 10km from the city center.

Dar es Salaam is often said to be best explored on foot. It is also said to be the best way to get around as the roads can be heavily congested throughout the day. Travelers seeking the cultural experience should check out the Village Museum or any of the dance and music performances, art galleries, and festivals. The more adventurous will find the safari to make for a great day trip. Bongoyo Island is good for everyone, offering an uninhabited island with opportunities for a hike, picnic, or snorkeling. Within the city, shopping malls, spas, and plenty of dining opportunities entice those exploring the city.

Accommodation in Dar es Salaam can be found near the airport, in the city center, along the coast of the bay, and pretty much everywhere in between. Everything from budget properties catering to backpackers to high-end properties for travelers looking to treat themselves to something nice can be found here. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Dar es Salaam for hotels and must-see destinations.