Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s biggest city and a major
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Escape the city’s hustle and bustle at the tropical Bahari Beach, where you’ll find a quaint fishing village and a selection of water sports. Coco Beach is popular with locals, Mbezi Beach has an exclusive
Arrange a safari to nearby Mikumi National Park and look out for the unusually small elephants across the grassy plains. Other creatures that live in the park include lions, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, and hippos. For underwater adventures head to Bongoyo Island, where you can snorkel in pristine waters. Mbudya Island and the Pugu Hills offer great hiking opportunities.
Experience the lives of various ethnic groups around Tanzania at Makumbusho Village Museum, with replicas of traditional houses, dance shows, and other cultural attractions. Support the local community at Wonder Workshop, where people with disabilities produce art from recycled items. Learn more about the country’s past at the National Museum of Tanzania, soak up the serenity of the Gothic St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and admire the distinctively Bavarian Azania Front Lutheran Church.
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