Dar es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and most influential city.
However, Mount Kilimanjaro, the northern circuit of African wildlife and the island of Zanzibar, are the reasons why many tourists that visit Tanzania, miss the largest city altogether.
With 4 – 6 million inhabitants, Dar Es Salaam is a vibrant East African city that includes lots of excitement and plenty of character.
Culture, beaches, shopping and food – Dar Es Salaam has a little slice of adventure for you to enjoy.
THINGS TO DO
Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is a lively city on the rise. Experience this amazing destination on the coast of East Africa for yourself by exploring its many attractions and activities, from a traditional arts and crafts bazaar to a modern shopping mall.
Dar es Salaam Yacht Club.
Founded in 1933, the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club is just steps away from Best Western Coral Beach Hotel on Leopard’s Cove in Msasani Bay. From day sailing to racing, the Yacht Club sponsors many exciting events year round. The Club is also home to a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. For more information, visit http://www.daryachtclub.com/
Oyster Bay Beach, Dar es Salaam.
Oyster Bay is an area that is home to many expatriates in Dar es Salaam. Oyster Bay Beach is a publicly accessible beach in the city that is popular with locals as well as tourists for swimming and sunbathing. Surfing is growing in popularity here, and there are also coral reefs to be explored.
Tinga Tinga Arts in Tanzania.
Tanzania has produced dozens of talented artists, especially those who paint in the style of traditional African hut paintings. This technique was made famous by Edward Saidi Tingatinga, an artist of the 1950s and 1960s who made the style popular. For more information, go to http://tinga-tinga.com/>
Nyumba ya Sanaa in Tanzania.
At Nyumba ya Sanaa not only can one buy art, one can also witness art being created. This unique place is also the site of a fish market in the mornings. Snacks and beverages can be purchased and enjoyed as you watch the artists at work.
Tanzania Village Museum.
The Village Museum is a wonderful place to experience what an African village is like. Native villagers from all over Tanzania have built reconstructions or models of their own dwellings-all in one place. On weekends, tribal dances are performed. There’s also a garden and Museum Shop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +255 (0) 222 700 4371 for more information.
National Museum of Tanzania.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Tanzania is right here at the National Museum and House of Culture. This all-encompassing museum includes the history, biology, art, as well as the ethnography of this eastern African country. Facilities include the art gallery, children’s library, and theatre. Visithttp://www.houseofculture.or.tz/
Mwenge Craft Market, Tanzania.
For authentic African tribal arts and crafts, head to the Mwenge Craft Market. Tanzania Makonde carvings in ebony, or African blackwood, are available in all shapes and sizes, from female fertility figurines to mythological animals. The Mwenge Craft Market is held daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Sam Nujoma Road.
Dar es Salaam International Conference Center.
This dynamic meeting space boasts state-of-the-art facilities for all kinds of professional and industry conferences. There are several flexible meeting rooms as well as theatres along with services such as IT assistance and catering. http://www.dicc-tz.com/
Mlimani City Shopping Mall, Dar es Salaam.
Enjoy this fully enclosed mall with air-conditioning. One of Dar es Salaam’s latest shopping centers, the Mlimani includes a sizeable cinema multiplex, a Shoprite supermarket, and dozens of boutiques and eateries.