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Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam

About Destination

The City of Peace or Dar Es Salaam is the largest city of Tanzania and the former capital of Tanzania. With over six million people, it is the largest city in East Africa and the fifth-largest in Africa. Dar Es Salaam is an important economic centre and is fast becoming one of the biggest African economies.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's most prominent city for the arts, fashion, media, music, film, and television, as well as serving as its leading financial centre. This giant city started as a coastal fishing village and now is an economic hub for the country of Tanzania. The town's growth was majorly due to its role as an administrative and commercial centre of German East Africa and industrial expansion.

While the city is an economical hub the surrounding parts of Tanzania spring to life with 20 % of Africa’s largest mammal population. The surrounding areas also feature reserves, conservation areas, marine parks, and 17 national parks, spread over an area of more than 42,000 square kilometres (16,000 sq mi) and forming approximately 38 percent of the country's territory.

Dar es Salaam is a busy vibey hub with many activities, pop into the national museum and experience the rich history of this city. Just 2.5km north of the city you will find Bongoyo Island and is a popular day trip by boat. It offers snorkelling, hiking, and sunbathing on its white beaches. Another Island that lies north of Dar Es Salaam is Mbudya and together with Dar Es Salaam, these islands make up the Dar Es Salaam Marine Reserve.

You will find the most exotic fish and exquisite coral reefs here under the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The accommodation price in the city varies from hotels, villas, and beach resorts but all are very affordable.

Eating in the city is very much an experience on its own. Fresh seafood and exotic fruit served fresh from the source are inspired by Indian flavours bringing your taste buds on an exotic African adventure.

Needing some relaxation? The city of peace will offer this and much more.