Dar-es-Salaam Tour

Safari Itineraries including Mountains Climbing, Beach Holidays...

Dar es Salaam is an enticing mix of sight-seeing, shopping and entertainment. The largest city in Tanzania reflects a festinating blend of its rich in historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present. Dar es Salaam which means ‘heaven of peace’, In Arabic was given its name by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar when he decided to use the harbor city as a port and trade centre in 1862. Since then, the town has flourished and now the commercial hub of the country. Interest features to visit in Dar es Salaam are:

Askari Monument

Azania Front

Magogoni Fish Market
Azania Front Lutheran Church
The Azania Front Lutheran Church, Dar es Salaam stands as a Lutheran church which was build by the German missionaries. The church has stood as the witness for the various incidents which have happened along the history of Da es Salaam. The Church was built in the year 1898 and has gained popularity as a major place for worship for the Christian community as well as a major tourist attraction in Dar es Salaam.

The Botanical Gardens,
The Botanical Gardens offer the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet and to examine the country's colorful native flora.

The National Museum,
The National Museum shows a variety of cultures and historical periods of the country. Here you can see and learn more about the slave trade and the colonial period but also about ancient history and archaeological findings such as the “nutcracker man” found in Olduvai Gorge in Northern Tanzania.

The Makumbusho Village Museum
This is the place where tourists get to witness traditional homes from the various parts of Tanzania. These different houses represent 18 different tribes of the country along with the sneak preview into the life and lifestyle. The visitors will love the place as they can walk through the houses and witness the great artifacts representing the traditional paintings along with various pieces of arts by the artists and craftsmen.

St.Josephs Cathedral,
Just as with the Azania Front Lutheran Church, German Missionaries built St Joseph’s Cathedral at the end of the 20th century. The church contains some German inscriptions and art works.

The Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam
The monument that commemorate solders who fought during World War II

Dar es Salaam University,
The University is superbly laid out amidst lawns and gardens on the Ubungo Observation Hill, some 14 kms away from the city. The hill offers magnificent open view of Dar Es Salaam city. The main campus area is built on three low hills, well wooded with cashew trees.

House of Crafts (Nyumba ya sanaa)
Near the heart of Dar Es Salaam there is a unique centre for creating and selling Tanzanian arts and crafts. Many of the artists working here have developed their talents through training which enable them to transform traditional materials, designs and motifs into contemporary forms. At 'Nyumba ya Sanaa', one finds many exciting creative activities to become absorbed in like painting, drawing, figurative wax batik and etching. Carvings of ebony are made as well as jewellery, ceramics and 'tie-and-dye' dresses for men, women and children.

Other places to visit;
- Mlimani City the greatest super market in East Africa
- Ferry fish market etc