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What to see in Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam Attractions


With a vast and turbulent history, Dar es Salaam offers a multitude of attractions for holidaymakers and other travellers to enjoy while visiting this historic city. From the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve to the Pugu Hills Forest Reserve and Bongoyo Island, the outdoors has a lot to offer in this picturesque city.

Take a trip to the Zoological Gardens and marvel at the plants and animals, or spend a quiet afternoon at the Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens. For those with a bit more time, there are many museums that offer a glimpse into this mysterious city's past and colonial eras, such as the National Museum and the Village Museum.


Bongoyo Island

Located 1.5 miles (2.5km) north of Dar es Salaam, Bongoyo Island is an uninhabited island and makes up part of the Dar…

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Kariakoo Market

An authentic and exhausting shopping experience, the Kariakoo Market, which consumes numerous city blocks and is known…

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Kigamboni

Situated across the channel from the Zanzibar ferry, Kigamboni is known as South Beach. An affluent area almost entirely…

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Makumbusho Village Museum

A popular tourist attraction, the Makumbusho Village Museum displays traditional Tanzanian traditional homes, representing…

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National Museum

Located next to the Botanical Gardens, the National Museum was opened in 1940 in the King George V Memorial Museum. A…

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The Botanical Gardens

Home of the Dar es Salaam Horticultural Society, the Botanical Gardens feature a wonderful selection of indigenous plants,…

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