Located on the east coast of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam is the economic hub and biggest city of Tanzania. It’s the most populated city of Tanzania, with a large cultural diversity, delicious cuisines, and stunning beaches. Dar es Salaam is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a peaceful vacation at a rich cultural place!
Are you planning your trip to this wonderful city but you don’t know where to go and where to start? Well, don’t worry, with this Dar es Salaam City Tour guide, you’ll be able to visit the best places in Dar es Salaam during your stay!
Take a trip to Kariako Market!
Dive into the authentic Tanzanian shopping experience by visiting this local market! Take special care of all your belongings and be aware of pick-pockets, though. You’ll find a lot of goods in this market for extremely low rates. Don’t forget to bargain while you’re at it!
Visit the Kuvokoni Fish Market
Watch the fish and other sorts of seafood get auctioned at the fish market! There’s a lot of hustle bustle in the market and in order to truly watch the market in its pure authentic form, you should visit this early in the morning! That’s when all the fishermen unload their fish into the market, where it’s sold to hundreds and thousands of people per day!
Visit the St. Joseph Cathedral and the Azania Front Lutheran Church
Both these places have immense historical significance as well as a great degree of religious significance! Both of these places have an impressive interior and they’re both remnants of the German era! Many original German writings can also be seen in these places. If you’re short of time, just visit one of these!
Take a trip to Bongoyo Island
A few miles offshore Dar es Salaam is Bongoyo Island. The water around the island is clean and there are many types of water sports activities for you on the island. It’s a clean island and will give you the best experience of the Indian Ocean! You can reach the island by taking a ferry boat from Slipway in the Msasani area of Dar es Salaam. It’s a peaceful island that will give you a relaxing escape away from the hustle bustle of the city.
Visit the Village Museum!
Unlike typical indoor museums, this museum is a must-visit because it truly depicts the authentic architecture and culture of Tanzania. It’s an outdoor museum in which you can find traditional Tanzanian huts and explore their culture in the true sense!
Head over to Coco Beach, also known as Oyster Bay
Coco beach is the best local beach in Dar es Salaam. It’s a lively beach where you’ll easily find music and a lot to eat! The beach is a bit busy so it’s a great place to visit if you want to interact with the locals and socialize!
Tanzania is rapidly growing as a tourist attraction. There’s an immense economic potential of tourism in Tanzania!
So, what are you waiting for? Visit this beautiful city today as it has a lot to offer, ranging from its delicious local cuisines to its amazing sights!