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Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, a big city bursting with people, sounds, and activity is a vibrant port city on the east coast of Tanzania, often shortened to just ‘Dar’. It is the former capital of Tanzania and means ‘abode of peace’. Dar es Salaam has an eclectic mix of colonial buildings dwarfed by modern high-rise structures and is the economic hub of Tanzania.

For most visitors it is a quick stop, often only at the airport, on their way to their safari destination or the relaxing beach holiday at the start or end of their trip in East Africa. But don’t try to avoid this big city as it has much to offer.

Investigate the real Swahili culture, explore charming museums, check out the mix of architecture, barter for bargains in markets, pick up the best souvenirs of Tanzania, check out the vibrant local music scene, join passionate fans at sports events, feel the vibe or simply relax on one of the islands or Indian Ocean beaches for a day. Dar's beaches and its own close in islands are some of the finest in East Africa.

Book your cheap flights to Dar es Salaam with Tripindigo today and start exploring this amazing city!



Why visit Dar es Salaam?

  • Go on a day trip to Mbudya Island or Bongoyo Island for some beach time, snorkelling and eating fresh seafood for lunch
  • Visit the famous spice island Zanzibar on a day trip or spend a night (or more)
  • Explore the city on foot or take a tour by bicycle, don’t forget to drop in at the National Museum
  • Purchase some of the best and probably cheapest souvenirs in the country
  • Cool off in the water park, a fun playground for kids of all ages
  • At night the city comes alive, feel the beat and join the locals for a dance or have a relaxed drink at one of the quieter bars
  • Admire the little baby turtles as they race to the safety of the ocean from their nests on the beaches

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • Children’s novelist Roald Dahl lived in Dar es Salaam during the 1930’s
  • Following his failed revolutionary attempt in the Congo, Che Guevara stayed in Dar es Salaam in the mid-1960's
  • The incredibly popular music genre ‘bongo flava’ (nickname for Tanzanian hip hop) originated in Dar es Salaam and earned the city its affectionate nickname ‘bongo’

Flights from Dar es Salaam (DAR)

DAR to Arusha (ARK) 45.46 USD
DAR to Dodoma (DOD) 220 USD
DAR to Iringa (IRI) 174.34 USD
DAR to Kilimanjaro (JRO) 75 USD
DAR to Kilwa Masoko (KIY) 303 USD
DAR to Lake Manyara (LKY) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Mafia Island (MFA) 130 USD
DAR to Mombasa (MBA) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Morogoro (MOG) 320 USD
DAR to Moshi (QSI) 263 USD
DAR to Musoma (MUZ) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Mwiba (MW1) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Nairobi International (NBO) 104 USD
DAR to Pangani Beach (PAN) 208 USD
DAR to Pemba Island (PMA) 110 USD
DAR to Ruaha (RUH) 362.5 USD
DAR to Ruaha - Jongomero (RU1) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Saadani (SAA) 173 USD
DAR to Selous - Beho Beho (SE1) 188 USD
DAR to Selous - Kiba (SE2) 200 USD
DAR to Selous - Matambwe (SE3) 200 USD
DAR to Selous - Mtemere (SE4) 188 USD
DAR to Selous - Siwandu (SE5) 188 USD
DAR to Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG) 188 USD
DAR to Selous - Sumbazi (SE6) 200 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO) 225 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) 225 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Kleins Camp (KLE) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG) 225 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Kuro (KUR) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Serengeti - Lamai (LAM) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Serengeti - Lobo (LOB) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT) 573 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS) 553 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Seronera (SRE) 225 USD
DAR to Serengeti - South (SGS) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Songea (SGX) 289.884 USD
DAR to Songo Songo (SO1) 243 USD
DAR to Tanga (TGT) 158.5 USD
DAR to West Kilimanjaro (HTWK) 383 USD
DAR to Zanzibar (ZNZ) 30 USD

Flights To Dar es Salaam (DAR)

Arusha (ARK) to DAR 131 USD
Dodoma (DOD) to DAR 220 USD
Iringa (IRI) to DAR 174.34 USD
Kilimanjaro (JRO) to DAR 200 USD
Kilwa Masoko (KIY) to DAR 303 USD
Lake Manyara (LKY) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Mafia Island (MFA) to DAR 130 USD
Mombasa (MBA) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Morogoro (MOG) to DAR 320 USD
Moshi (QSI) to DAR 323 USD
Mwiba (MW1) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Nairobi International (NBO) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Pangani Beach (PAN) to DAR 215 USD
Pemba Island (PMA) to DAR 72.73 USD
Ruaha (RUH) to DAR 330 USD
Ruaha - Jongomero (RU1) to DAR 445 USD
Saadani (SAA) to DAR 165 USD
Selous - Beho Beho (SE1) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Kiba (SE2) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Matambwe (SE3) to DAR 210 USD
Selous - Mtemere (SE4) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Siwandu (SE5) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Sumbazi (SE6) to DAR 195 USD
Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO) to DAR 425 USD
Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) to DAR 425 USD
Serengeti - Kleins Camp (KLE) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG) to DAR 425 USD
Serengeti - Lamai (LAM) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Lobo (LOB) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS) to DAR 620 USD
Serengeti - Seronera (SRE) to DAR 350 USD
Serengeti - South (SGS) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Wasso (WAS) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Songea (SGX) to DAR 289.884 USD
Songo Songo (SO1) to DAR 235 USD
Tanga (TGT) to DAR 170 USD
West Kilimanjaro (HTWK) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to DAR 30 USD

Reasons to Visit

  1. Financial Capital of Tanzania
  2. Stop over for major connecting travels
  3. Relax at its own islands and beaches
  4. National museum
  5. Fascinating guided city walks
  6. Markets and souveniers

 

Useful Articles

Get the most out of your holiday in Dar es Salaam with these helpful travel blogs:

For more useful travel advice, check out our East African Travel Blog

 

City Tips

  • Journey time from the city centre of Dar es Salaam to the airport varies between 30-120 minutes depending on traffic
  • Tanzania does not accept old US dollar notes, only series 2009 or newer
  • Do not exchange with street sellers; banks usually offer the best rates of exchange
  • It is advisable to hire a driver when hiring a car. Drivers are not expensive
  • Use internet cafes with caution

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