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    Tourists Guide To Dar es Salaam & General Information

    Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and capital City and has a magnificent city skyline. It is, in fact, the largest City in East Africa and is Tanzania’s hotspot for art, fashion, music and television.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Dar es Salaam

    Dar es Salaam has the largest population of Swahili speaking people on the Planet, and can be used as point of travel to visit the various game reserves and National Parks as well as the islands of Zanzibar.

    What You Need To Know About Dar es Salaam

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Dar es Salaam.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Dar es Salaam?

    January and June to October are the best time to visit this thriving City.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Dar es Salaam?

    You need a Visa in order to enter Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Dar es Salaam?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Dar es Salaam will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Make sure to pack some insect repellant and a waterproof jacket.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Dar es Salaam?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Dar es Salaam. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Dar es Salaam?

    The Dar es Salaam Airport is known as the Julius Nyerere International Airport and daily flights all around the Globe are conducted. It is best to rent a car or organize transport through your travel or booking agent before entering the City.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Dar es Salaam

    Dar es Salaam is the largest and richest City in Tanzania, and is one of the largest Cities in the whole of East Africa. It was the Capital City up until 1974, where the City of Dodoma became the Nations capital.

    Where To Go When Visiting Dar es Salaam?

    Dar es Salaam is sometimes just called Dar, and there is something for everyone to do. If you would like to sit back, relax and enjoy the City you can go hiking, get a massage, experience the local culture, go and watch a movie, experience some live sporting events and of course go shopping. You can purchase local curios, arts and crafts, books, Tinga-Tinga paintings and Kanagas (Which are basically colourful sarongs).

    You can do a lot of game viewing and go on various safaris all around Tanzania from Dar es Salaam. The Mkumi National Park is close buy and the world famous Selous Game Reserve is also within the vicinity.

    For those wanting to explore Dar es Salaam, you can visit the Zoological Gardens, Karimjee Hall, Askari Monument or explore the many beaches Dar has to offer.

    The National Museum is worth a visit and shows many photographs and exhibitions on the human development and on Tanzanian culture and history.

    The Makumbusho Village Museum is a historical place that shows all sorts of houses and huts that have been built to spec in accordance to the various ethnic groups of Tanzania. There are also Ngoma dance shows that are held daily in the afternoons.

    South Beach, or Kigamboni as it is called locally is a must visit if you enjoy beach life.

    How Old Is Dar es Salaam?

    Dar es Salaam dates back to the 19th century, and was built close to a coastal fishing village called Mzizima, in the 1860’s.

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