AUTHENTIC TOURS & PERSONALIZED EXCURSIONS AROUND DAR ES SALAAM WITH AFRICANMECCA
For an in-depth look into her past, go to the National Museum and House of Culture for cultural ethnographic collections, artifacts and vestiges from the Tanganyika fight for freedom, history on slavery and colonialism, evolution displays and more. The Village Museum is a good place for traditional dances, music and other cultural shows at appointed times while the St. Joseph’s Cathedral, White Father’s Mission House, Lutheran Church, Saifee Masjid, Ithnasheri Mosque and the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir depict the rich historic fusion and religious tolerance of Dar es Salaam.
Pick up some delightful curios and works of ethnic art at the Nyumba ya Sanaa, which means House of Art in Swahili. Set up to showcase Tanzanian art and craftsmanship, it also sometimes hosts displays of music and dance. You can also look for delicately carved Makonde artifacts or lovely Tinga Tinga paintings. When you reach the Askari Monument (soldier in Swahili), you will know you have reached the actual heart of the city – it hosts a bronze figurine memorial of the fallen native soldiers who fought in World War I in support of Great Britain’s “Carrier Corps” military strategy against the German forces under Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck commandership.
Thereafter, Kivukoni Fish Market by the harbor – a thriving ocean produce market for the locals. Always have a local AfricanMecca guide with you at all times during your tour of Dar es Salaam - both for your safety in an unfamiliar city and also a guided sightseeing experience with wealth of insider information your city guide has got to offer.
Back in the heart of the city, off Samora Machel Avenue and overlooking Karimjee Hall, established during the German era, the Botanical Gardens, though today much smaller in size, retain their splendid natural beauty bringing lushness to an ever-growing city. For more natural sights and aquatic interest, take a boat ride to the Bongoyo and Mbudya Island Marine Reserves. Here, you can take diving and snorkeling expeditions to explore the rich marine world with a wide range of coral and fish species.
For other things to do, you can visit the Kunduchi Ruins, 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of Dar es Salaam showcasing 15th-century Arabian reminders with oriental bits and pieces. If you are traveling with kids, you can take them to Waterworld, an aquatic amusement park close to Hotel White Sands in the same Kunduchi area – the northern beach of Dar es Salaam.
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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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GUIDE ON DAR ES SALAAM
Dar es Salaam, the peaceful haven of Tanzania, was unceremoniously inaugurated around early 1860's by the Sultan of Zanzibar who initiated the development of a harbor town close to the fishing settlement of Mzizima.
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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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