GUIDE ON DAR ES SALAAM IN TANZANIA
After the First World War, the British seized control of the metropolis and soon two distinct areas were set up a little apart from the town’s heart, one Colonial Europeans and the other Native Africans. Distinct boroughs also had a section of immigrant Hindustani traders living in it. And as a resultant of trade relations and opportunities Dar es Salaam had with Arabia and Hindustan, the township organically fused a unique ethnic background with elements of African, Arabic, Colonial and Indian cultures.
Today, Dar es Salaam is a bustling city, proud of its rich heritage (read more on tour activities) and a vital center for commerce and administration. It is also the lifeline of Tanzania’s transportation network.
The Julius Nyerere Airport of Dar es Salaam is the country’s main airport, and the city’s harbor serves as a trading hub and the nation’s shipping connection to the world. The city is also served by the Chinese constructed TAZARA railway lines, and many of the major highways of Tanzania begin from Dar es Salaam. The city also has a thriving industrial region that manufactures goods for distribution within and out of the country.
It is Tanzania’s largest city, and like any other international commercial city, you will see restaurants, bars, hotels, resorts, banks, international embassies, business establishments and administrative offices. The city sees visitors from all around the world, every year, for business and leisure.
The remnants of its history like monuments and colonial architecture provide an attraction for touring, and it also serves as a springboard for AfricanMecca holidayers to Tanzania’s many wildlife sanctuaries, parks and reserves such as Mikumi, Selous, Ruaha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Katavi, Mahale Mountains, Gombe and many more. Yet others simply visit for the warm tropical climate, to enjoy the beaches and the warm hospitality that is so characteristic of the people of Tanzania.
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BEACH VACATIONING IN DAR ES SALAAM
Dar es Salaam's coastal metropolis has three distinct beach areas. The first in the north e.g Kunduchi, the second in the south e.g. Ras Kutani and the third is within the city limits of Oyster Bay e.g. Coco.
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WHERE TO STAY IN DAR ES SALAAM
Some Dar es Salaam hotels offer you great views of the Indian Ocean, and others might offer you its proximity to the city's commercial center, a factor that is much suited for business or transit travelers.
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DAR ES SALAAM TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Dar es Salaam with her many charms, has much to offer. For an in-depth look into her past, go to the National Museum and House of Culture for cultural ethnographic collections, artifacts and colonialism vestiges.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT DAR ES SALAAM
Dar has the ideal climate for you through most of the equatorial seasons of the year. Temperatures are more or less stable, but they might vary according to monsoon winds that affect its rainy and dry seasons.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR DAR ES SALAAM IN EASTERN TANZANIA
When visiting Dar es Salaam, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Dar es Salaam attractions and cultural activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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