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A typical African city

It's alive with energy, people and nightlife, but keep your wits about you.

Dar es Salaam is a typical African city, full of energy, people, bad traffic and corrupt police trying to keep order. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to go; if it's your first time to Africa it might even make you wonder why you decided to go on holiday to East Africa – especially if you arrive at night during the more humid months.

Dar is pretty much divided into the main city and the peninsula, where all the ambassadors stay and the hotels are, such as the Golden Tulip and the Sea Cliff Hotel next to the military base just north of the city centre. 


Popular Dar es Salaam safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

3 Indian Ocean islands 

This island getaway to Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar is ideal for honeymoon couples or anyone looking for white beaches and lots of diving, snorkeling and other ocean activities

Price on Request

per person

11 days

The Selous Game Reserve and Pel’s fishing owl

Explore the Selous Game Reserve and Stiegler's Gorge by 4x4, boat or walking safari, looking for Pel's fishing owl, wild dog, rhino and elephant

$ 2,919

£ 2,322

R 41,920


per person

6 days
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Like any city, it's about who you know and knowing where to go. There are some great restaurants, such as Addis in Dar, Mediterraneo and the Karambezi.

The nightlife is also very busy, with massive clubs and casinos to keep you up all night if that's what you enjoy. As in any city in the world, you need to be alert for opportunists, ladies of the night or the odd taxi driver trying his luck. Look after your things, be careful who you are with after midnight and don’t buy anything off the street. You can still dance the night away in typical African fashion and enjoy Dar in a perfectly safe way.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dar es Salaam

Where is the best place to go for wildlife viewing in Tanzania?

Northern Tanzania! Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, has some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world as well as the Serengeti, but don't forget about the southern circuit. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

What is the standard of luxury accommodation in Dar es Salaam?

Dar es Salaam has many accommodation facilities to choose from. Including the Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Courtyard and the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, the Kilimanjaro, it’s advised that one sticks to a budget of around 150 US dollars per… go there.

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