Best Off the Beat Spots in Dar es Salaam

June 12, 2022
7 Best Game Reserves in East Africa
June 12, 2022
Dar es Salaam Botanical Garden – Travel Guide
June 12, 2022

Dar es Salaam is a thriving city and the region’s commercial capital, with one of the busiest ports in the region. When flying into Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the city of choice for many travellers. It connects all the other regions of the world. Apart from being an entry point, Dar es Salaam is a city that offers every traveler. From adventurous excursions to knowledge-induced museums, Dar es Salaam is a one-of-a-kind city that provides unique opportunities for tourists to roam the city with a purpose. Although there are many well-known tourist attractions, there are plenty of off-the-beat spots you can discover in Dar es Salaam. 

St. Joseph Cathedral

The St. Joseph Cathedral is as much a historical landmark as it is a cultural symbol. German missionaries constructed the beautiful church. The building resembles the unique style of the Gothic and Roman Catholic Church. The building is an architectural masterpiece that you should visit. The stained-glass windows, vaulted interior, shingled spire, and other striking structural shapes will leave you dazed. The St. Joseph Cathedral is located in Sokoine.

Sokoine Dr, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Azania Front Lutheran Church

Azania Front Lutheran Church is another beautiful church in Dar es Salaam that faces the water. The building has a red-roofed belfry and a breathtaking, Gothic-inspired interior. The German missionaries also constructed this church. The church is currently in use, and you can even hear the beautiful choir singing and rehearsing from the streets. If you want to visit the church, you can come during Sunday mornings, when the church proceedings are done in English. All remaining days of the week are done in Swahili.

Kivukoni Fish Market

The Kivukoni Fish Market is the best place for seafood lovers. The market is thriving, with fresh fish caught daily by the fishers. You can find some of the best fish in this market. Although it may seem chaotic, this market has a unique atmosphere and aura that will captivate you and fuel you with the adrenaline from the fast-paced action of the daily market-goers. The fish is cooked delicately, and you will enjoy an opportunity to indulge in the locals who visit this market’s daily life.

Marine Reserve System

The Marine Reserve System is developed by the four islands of Dar es Salaam. The islands, Bongoyo, Pangavini, Fungu Yasini, and Mbudya, do not have any residents. However, these islands are visited by tourists for their famous and breathtaking beaches. The beaches have tourist attractions and picturesque forests. You can also go swimming at any time on these beaches.

Nafasi Art Space

The Nafasi Art Space is a groundbreaking art center dedicated to promoting and encouraging local artists. The studio is located in Mikochendi in an industrial warehouse. You can explore the studio to discover many of the local-talented artists. The on-site gallery has fantastic historical, cultural, and religiously inspired artwork. The Nafasi Art Space is also committed to supporting local artists by providing training facilities and services.

Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is a posh place to shop your heart out. It is also a great place to mingle with the locals and indulge in the city’s overall vibe during the weekends. Apart from shopping, you will get lost in the euphoric aromas of the local street foods while dancing away to live music.  

Dar es Salaam is a magical city that will keep you wondering where to go next. It offers so many attractions that you may want to extend your trip. You can also Explore Tanzania with Flightlink to plan your itinerary.              

Comments are closed.