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Where to stay in Dar es Salaam: Best areas for travelers

  • Masaki: Boasting its own unique personality and charm, this neighborhood an awesome choice for a city stay. Spend your days discovering the popular local attractions and your nights chilling out someplace convenient like the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel or the Hotel Slipway.

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2021 Dar es Salaam vacations

Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel
Colosseum Hotel & Fitness Club
Onomo Hotel Dar es Salaam
Fig Tree Residences
Lark Hotel

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Dar es Salaam Vacations

The beautiful city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, sits on the Indian ocean, so you know your Dar es Salaam vacations will include spectacular views. In fact, many hotels in Dar es Salaam are specifically situated to offer some of the most breathtaking views you have ever seen. But there is more to this sun-drenched city than ocean views. Grab package deals to Dar es Salaam and let your African adventure begin.

Major Attractions

Dar es Salaam car rentals allow you to visit all of the major attractions in and around the city on your own schedule. Drop your bags off at your hotel, and then start enjoying the glorious sights and sounds. Music and dance are the biggest attractions. Just about everywhere you go, you will see energetic street performers bopping the Bongo Flava, which is hip-hop and R&B with a Tanzanian flavor. The city also has five museums, of which the most notable is the National Museum. Its exhibits are dedicated to Tanzanian history, and include the bones of Paranthropus boisei. Nearby are the botanical gardens, with excellent examples tropical plants and trees. The Msasani peninsula is the place to go for a day at the beach, or grab a trip to one of the nearby islands for some swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

Recurring Festivals and Events

The Sauti za Busara festival is six days of music and fun. This cultural extravaganza is held every year in the middle of February. It features a bopping mix of music and dance styles like ngoma, kidumbak, taarab, rumba, mchiriku, and Swahili hip-hop "bongo flava." You will also be treated to mystic and religious music, film, and comedy acts. Mwaka Kogwa is the four-day New Year celebration. Events include pretend fights with banana stems, huge bonfires, and singing. In July, Dar es Salaam hosts the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival). This festival highlights the art and culture of the African continent.

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Tours and Activities in Dar es Salaam

The great thing about travel is that you seldom have to chase after brand new experiences — they'll come to you! So unpack your gear, chill out and get ready to make some amazing new memories.

Booking a Dar es Salaam Half-Day City Tour will add some kick to your getaway to Dar es Salaam. You might also want to try out a Zanzibar Full-Day Excursion!

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Dar es Salaam?
With vacation packages being sold for just $938, it’s not necessary to wipe out your bank balance to visit Dar es Salaam. Travelocity can help. Combine experiences, flights and hotels into a package and receive some impressive discounts. The more you book, the bigger the savings.
How long should my Dar es Salaam vacation be?
Around 3 nights is what many tourists book for their Dar es Salaam vacation. That’s an useful guide, but there’s loads more to explore if you give yourself a little more time.
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Dar es Salaam?
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Why should I purchase my Dar es Salaam vacation package via Travelocity?
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Can I save money on my Dar es Salaam car rental if I combine it with hotels and flights?
You certainly can with our Dar es Salaam vacation packages. With one of these, there are lots of ways to make your vacation budget go further. Bundle any two or more car, flight, hotel and tour bookings and watch your savings start to pile up. With your own ride, all the attractions in and around Dar es Salaam are an unforgettable road trip away.
What is the best time of year to go to Dar es Salaam?
If you’re saving your pennies, December is the perfect month to explore Dar es Salaam, whereas May is the most expensive time of year. August, July, June is high season. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, September, October, November are usually quieter.
Which airport is best for Dar es Salaam?
The majority of visitors arrive at Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.). After you’ve touched down and picked up your bags, make tracks 6 mi northeast to reach downtown Dar es Salaam. Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) is another option, 40 mi from the center of the city.
What is there to do in Dar es Salaam?
Tanzania National Stadium is one of the awesome sights that make Dar es Salaam such a popular destination. But allow yourself enough time to roam the city’s lesser-known attractions too. This is often where the best memories are created.
Where should I stay when visiting Dar es Salaam?
After a fun day out in Dar es Salaam, the neighborhood of Kivukoni is a perfect place to kick back and relax. You’ll find a comfortable bed and a warm shower at the Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro (5.0 stars) and the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam (4.0 stars).

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