Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic capital of Tanzania. Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, the city has developed into an economic importance to become a prosperous centre of the entire East African region. Its bustling harbour is the main port in Tanzania.
Its industrial area produces products for export and use throughout the country. Government offices all have their main base in Dar es Salaam, and diplomatic missions and non-governmental organizations in the country all have a presence in the bustling urban city.
Restaurants, shops, office buildings, and government buildings are all common features of Tanzania’s urban centre. During German occupation in the early 20th century, Dar es Salaam was the centre of colonial administration and the main contact point between the agricultural mainland and the world of trade and commerce in the Indian Ocean and the Swahili Coast. Remnants of colonial presence, both German and British, can still be seen in the landmarks and architecture around the city. The National Museum, the Village Museum, and many colourful markets are well worth a visit. Numerous historical landmarks, including St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the White Father’s Mission House, the Botanical Gardens, and the old State House make for an interesting walking tour around the waterfront and city centre.
Seven kilometers north of the city, is Bongoyo Island Marine Reserve which offers good snorkeling and diving sites for those who want to explore the water. The reserve boasts of its beautiful beaches, secluded islands and many varieties of marine species. Although the variety and population of coral and fish species are not as numerous as other sites on Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia Island, the Bongoyo Island Marine Reserve is well worth a visit and is a great way to spend a day out and see the coast.
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Mbudya island :-
Mbudya Island (or simply Mbudya) is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, north of the Business city , Dar es Salaam and is one of the four islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve (DMRS).
The island lies close to the beach resort and fishing community of Kunduchi and is reachable by means of a 20-minute motorboat ride crossing from the mainland. It is therefore a popular daytrip for both tourists and Tanzanian residents alike, serving as a location for a variety of leisure activities, including snorkelling, sunbathing and hiking. One of the Top Tourist Destination in Dar es salaam, Boats are available from Beach Side Hotels like White sands, Kunduchi, Ramada , Eclips Hotel etc.,
Bongoyo Island (or simply Bongoyo) is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, situated 2.5km north of the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam. It is the most frequently visited of the four islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve (DMRS) and a popular daytrip for both tourists and Tanzanian residents alike for snorkelling and sunbathing.
The island lies close to the Msasani Peninsula (in the Kinondoni district of the city) and is reachable by means of a 30-minute boat ride from the mainland. The point of departure for most visitors to the island is 'The Slipways' hotel complex on the western side of the Msasani Peninsula.
The island has a very rocky shore and only two beaches. All visitors visit the beach at the northwestern tip of the island, where the boats moor and where there are some huts, drinks and food. The much longer but narrower beach along the northeastern side has no facilities and is mostly deserted. The entire island (apart from the beaches) is covered in dense forest and has a few walking trails, so only a few people venture there. The terrain is somewhat treacherous with sharp rocks. In the middle of the island one finds the remains of a German colonial building at 6°42′8.48″S 39°16′11.49″E, clearly visible on Google Maps. The Indian Ocean has penetrated the northern shore of the island, creating a tidal lagoon along whose shores there are some mangroves.
Slipway Shopping Center
The Slipway in Dar es Salaam
The Slipway is a notable Dar es Salaam shopping, dining and leisure destination located on the posh Msasani Peninsula near the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club. This premier shopping center features four waterfront restaurants, including an Italian , Thai, fine dining spot and an upscale café. The Slipway also features a bookstore, supermarket, bank, pharmacy, traditional souk market and plenty of entertainment for the family and kids. Set sail from The Slipway to enjoy a day-long fishing cruise, or sea crossings to beautiful Mafia, Zanzibar, Pemba and Bongoyo Islands.
Mwenge Woodcarvers Market
In the heart of Dar es Salaam, the Mwenge Woodcarvers Market is filled with artisans hard at work creating beautiful and unique items. Wooden masks are particularly popular, but you’ll also find treasures in craft shops selling a whole range of goods from fabrics to sandals, beaded necklaces, and more. Unlike some tourist markets around the world, the sellers here tend not to hassle customers. They’ll encourage you to come into their store, but you won’t be pestered to buy anything. Don’t forget to bargain and shop around at the market, as prices are negotiable and you may find a similar item for half the price at another stall.
The Dar es Salaam National Museum is located in Shabban Robert Street, next to the botanical gardens. Established in 1934 and open to the public since 1940, it was originally a memorial museum dedicated to King George V; one of the cars of the King is still on display. The museum was expanded in 1963, with the addition of a second building. It is now dedicated to the history of Tanzania. Its most famous exhibits include some bones of Paranthropus boisei that were among the findings of Louis Leakey at Olduvai. The museum also has a large section dedicated to the Shirazi city-state of Kilwa. More historical miscellaneous material is related to the German and British rule, and ancient Chinese pottery. The museum also has ethnographic collections on Tanzanian cultures.
Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage
Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage (TCCH) an art & craft center & heritage gallery based in Dar es Salaam, established to promote and showcase the culture of Tanzania.
TCCH offers a variety of products (Souvenir's)
Jewellery (or Masai Bead Art)
Paintings, Wooden Sculptures
Traditional Clothes and many more.
It was inaugurated by Hon. Prof. Elisante Ole Gabriel, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Arts, Culture & Sports and the main focus of the store is on local art, craft & artists. The prices are standardized, we issue TRA (Tax) receipts (with the bill) which helps our customers for a hassle free exit at the airport and an option for worldwide shipment. TCCH facilitates the visitors to see, understand and share a part of the rich cultural heritage of Tanzania in the best environment. TCCH welcomes you, where you find Tanzania has a lot more to it than just wildlife & Mt. Kilimanjaro.
This open-air museum features a collection of authentically constructed dwellings illustrating traditional life in various parts of Tanzania. Each house is furnished with typical items and surrounded by small plots of crops, while 'villagers' demonstrate traditional skills such as weaving, pottery and carving. Traditional tribal dance performances also take place daily, whenever there is sufficient demand.
St. Joseph Cathedral :-
The Saint Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is a Gothic church located in Sokoine Drive, facing the harbour, close to the White Fathers' House. It was built by the Germans between 1897 and 1902 and consecrated as a Catholic church in 1905. The cathedral is the seat of the Dar es Salaam archdiocese. One of the most notable features of the church are the stained-glass windows behind the altar.
Mlimani City Mall :-
Mlimani City is a shopping mall in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is one of the largest mall in the country, with an area of 30,000 m2(320,000 sq ft). It was opened in November 2006, and is Tanzania's first indoor air conditioned mall. The mall has several stores, restaurants, and a movie theatre, Century Cinemax. Among the stores are the South African and Kenyan chains Nakumatt, Game, and Mr. Price. There are also several telecommunications outlets in the mall, like Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom. There are also multiple banks and ATMs.
The mall is also connected with the Mlimani City Conference Centre and the Mlimani Meadow Villas, which are all part of Mlimani Holdings.located near University of Dar es salam (UDSM).
Coco Beach in Dar Es Salaam :-
Known as Oyster Bay, Coco Beach is a sandy stretch on the Msasani Peninsula of Dar Es Salaam that's popular with the locals. Edging the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Coco Beach is a beautiful weekend escape for sunbathing, swimming, surfing and hanging out and enjoying the lively oceanfront scene. Located just minutes from our boutique hotel, this laid-back beach offers street food and beer vendors, and an open area for live music, concerts and beach parties.
Activities :- Sunbathing, Dining, Swimming, Surfing, Sightseeing, Fishing, Free and public.
Events :- Concerts, Beach Parties, Festivals.
We advise to visit this place without Much Luggage or Expensive Gadgets, You should be careful.
The Askari Monument :-
The Askari Monument in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is a memorial to the askari soldiers who fought in the British Carrier Corps in World War I. It is located at the center of roundabout between Samora Avenue and Maktaba Street, a place that reportedly also marks the exact center of downtown Dar. It was unveiled in 1927.
The main feature of the monument is "The Askari", a bronze statue of a soldier. It was realized in the United Kingdom by British sculptor James Alexander Stevenson, who worked for Westminster's Morris Bronze Founders. Stevenson signed the statue with pseudonym "Myrander". Before being sent to Dar es Salaam, the statue was exhibited for a while at the Royal Academy, receiving critical praise. The soldier has a rifle with a bayonet pointed towards the Dar es Salaam harbour. The statue stands on a pedestal. On the narrow sides of the pedestal are plaques with a dedication in Swahili (Arabic and Latin script) and English; on the wide sides of the pedestal are 2 pictorial plaques showing fighting African soldiers and the carrier Corps.
In the place where the Askari Monument is located, there used to be another statue, namely that of German explorer and army Major Hermann von Wissmann, governor of German East Africa in the late 19th century. This former statue, unveiled in 1911, represented Wissmann standing, one hand on his hip and one on his sword, looking towards the harbour; at his feet, an African soldier covering a dead lion with a German flag. When the British entered Dar es Salaam in 1916, they removed this statue along with those of Karl Petersand Otto von Bismarck.
The monument in Dar es Salaam belongs to a group of three Askari Monuments that were all unveiled the same year in different parts of what was then British East Africa: the other two are at Mombasa and Nairobi.
Dar es Salaam ZOO :-
Dar es Salaam Zoo is located in Kigamboni Area, the eastern part of the city, 37 km (23 mi) from downtown Dar es Salaam. The ZOO is preserved with natural flora and fauna making it unique from the rest. To reach the Zoo, go up to Kibada then take the moram road which is only 9Km to the Zoo.
The Dar es Salaam Zoo is best known for having many animals endemic to Tanzania, including but not limited to zebras, crocodiles, antelopes, tortoises, gazelles, monkeys, hyenas, lions, leopards, snakes, and several species of birds. There is also a kids' zone with slides, swings and jungle-gyms. The Dar es salaam Zoo also has a swimming pool for children and teenagers under 15. Dar es salaam Zoo gives an opportunity to foreigners and locals to get close to animals and interact with some animals such as monkeys, horses, donkeys and camels, also providing a dream ride for the visitors. Nguva river is also one of the biggest attraction of Dar es salaam Zoo, providing water and cool climate for the natural vegetation attracting different species of colourful and uniquely attractive birds, butterflies and other natures beauty creations. It is one of the largest zoo's in East Africa hence providing its singular taste for both locals and foreigners.
Funcity – Water and Theme Park :-
Funcity at Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam; is the one and only water and theme park in the entire East Africa. FUN FOR ALL! Funcity, Family Water & Theme Park, Offers a high class Full-serviced Venue.
Features of THE FUNCITY:- * Spread over 40 acres of Land. * More than 30 rides in Theme Park. * Various slides for Adults and Kids in the water fun area. * First ever wave pool in East Africa. * Three restaurants to serve delicious food.
Beach Side Hotels :-
There are Plenty of Good Hotels on the Beach Side of Dar es salaam from Kigamboni to Kunduchi. Some of The Hotels Are in the Catagories of Beach Hotels & Accomodation in Dar es Salaam.
Golden Tulip Hotel, Sea Cliff Hotel, Best Western Coral Reef Hotel, Slipway Hotel, Protia Hotel, White Sands Hotel, Ramada Hotel, Kunduchi Hotel, Ledger Bahari Beach are the few of the Famous Hotels of the Town.
Continental Restaurents :-
Dar Es salaam Offers Variety of Restaurents from Indian to Continental to Korean to Japanese, to Othentic Chiness to Italian to European to Mediterian, and last but not least Tanzanian Food. Mediterraneo Restaurant, Akemi Revolving Restaurant, Addis-in-Dar, Cape Town Fish Market, Mamboz Corner BBQ, Karambezi Cafe, The Waterfront Sunset Restaurant & Beach Bar, Zuane, Ristorante Bella Napoli, The Beach Club, Chowpatty, Thai Kani, Ashibe Sushi Japanese Restaurant, Shooters Grill, Classico Cafe and Many more.
* International Food Chains Like Pizza Hut, KFC, Merry Brown are also in Dar es Salaam:-
Dar es salaam is also famous for its Casinos
Las Vegas Casino , Princess Casino , Le Grande Casino , New Africa Casino , Palm Beach Casino , Sea Cliff Hotel.
Night Clubs in Dar es salaam,
Havoc Nightspot , High Spirit Lounge , Club Next Door , Triniti , Elements , Mbalamwezi Beach Club, Maisha Club, Ambiance Club,
Pub Latino Sea Cliff, Elements , George & Dragon, High Sprit, Havoc , Q Bar , Cape Town Fish Market, Karambezi , China Pub and many more.
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African Pride Holidays Offers Different Packages for Dar Es Salaam City Which Includes Visit to Beach Hotels, Pubs, Casino's, Tradional Cultural & Historic Places Visit to Make Your Stay Plesent and Memorable at Very Reasonable Rates. Our Cars are Air Conditoned with English Speaking Driver.
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