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Embrace the vibrant energy of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, as the beginning or end of your unforgettable safari. Explore bustling markets, engage in unique cultural experiences, and embark on idyllic island getaways from this dynamic coastal metropolis.

Dar es Salaam, a vital economic centre and bustling port, might not be a top holiday destination, but it offers a well-serviced international airport and convenient access to Tanzanian islands and safari parks. The name Dar es Salaam means “Haven of Peace,” and sitting quietly by the water’s edge, watching traditional dhows glide by, it’s easy to see why. The city’s heart is a kaleidoscope of culture and activity, from the bustling fish market at Kivukoni Front to the Asian business district, which offers a slice of India and some of the best restaurants in East Africa.

There are several sights to see in Dar es Salaam, including the National Museum, the Village Museum, and the superb Botanical Gardens. Discover Tanzania’s unique history with a visit to the Kaole Ruins, located about an hour outside the city. These ruins date back to the 13th century and include the remains of an ancient Muslim settlement, featuring East Africa’s oldest mosque.

Popular day trips include visits to the nearby islands in the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve. Here, you can relax on the beach, swim in warm waters, or enjoy snorkelling.

Fishing boats off the coast of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

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Experience both culture and nature within this bustling city. Enjoy curated historical city tours, island relaxation trips, or choose our seamless airport transfers that launch you directly into your wildlife adventure.

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Cultural encounters, coastal gems, & gateway to safari – experience authentic Dar es Salaam.

What To Do

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Cultural encounters, coastal gems, & gateway to safari – experience authentic Dar es Salaam.

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