Dar es Salaam is located on the coast of Tanzania. From its humble beginnings as a small fishing village to the largest city in Tanzania, the bustling and vibrant Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam or “Harbour of Peace” is a cultural infusion of cultural and historical architecture, with distinct German, British, Arab and Asian influences.
Whilst the city centre of “Dar” is a hubbub of commercial activity with pavement peddlers selling everything from silks to bronze to curious to shells, chaotic mataus, colourful markets displaying African Tingatinga treasures to a lively nightlife scene, the coast fundamentally remains true to its Swahili nature: characteristically laid back, tropical and friendly.
Spend balmy evenings relaxing in a hammock swaying with the cool gentle beach breeze, take a dip in the tranquil ocean or explore the picturesque fishing villages along the coast. See Tanzania safaris to Dar es Salaam below.
The Oyster Bay Hotel serves as the perfect transit destination for a Tanzania safari, and also serves as a relaxed Dar es Salaam holiday destination....more
Wild, romantic, elegant and secluded, the perfect Honeymoon escape, spend 10 days visiting some of Tanzania's remote bush and serene beach hideouts that will exceed your wildest expectations...more