Things to do in Dar es Salaam City Tanzania. A day trip in Dar es Salaam will give you an opportunity to explore the political and economic capital of the largest city of Tanzania. The city is located in the quite bay off the Indian Ocean Coast. It is one of the major hubs of East Africa acting as the main port in Tanzania. The city is home to various industrial areas, government offices, diplomatic missions and non government organizations.
Things to do in Dar es Salaam City Tanzania
There is much to see in Dar es Salaam City Tanzania. Restaurants, shops, office buildings, and government buildings are all a common features of Tanzania’s urban centre. The National Museum, the Village Museum, and many colourful markets are well worth a visit. Numerous s 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. You will be able to capture the history series of the 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.
Bongoyo Island Marine is another great place to visit in Dar es Salaam, this boasts of beautiful beaches, secluded islands and many varieties of marine species. The island has a population of coral reefs and fish species that are not as numerous as other sites of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba Islands.
Accommodation in Dar es Salaam City
Lodge options to stay in during your stay in Dar es Salaam City range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodges in Dar es Salaam City include Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, The Green of Oysterbay and City Lodge Dar Es Salaam among others.
How to get to Dar es Salaam City
By road: You can get to Dar es Salaam City by bus from Arusha. The bus Journey is over 650km which can take approximately more than 10 hours drive.
By Air: There are daily scheduled flights from Arusha to Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time to visit Dar es Salaam City Tanzania?
Visiting Dar es Salaam City Tanzania can be done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Things to do in Dar es Salaam City Tanzania.