The exotic gate to Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar

Situated on the mainland coast and off the beaten tourist track lies the lively metropolis of Dar es Salaam. Nearby you will find secluded beaches with an oriental flair. The paradise island of Zanzibar lies just a stone’s throw away, and the national parks in the south of Tanzania are easy to reach. In brief: Tanzania’s biggest city scores points with its excellent location right by the Indian Ocean.

Its residents will turn your time in the city into an exciting experience and give you a glimpse into the African zest for life. Thanks to its mixture of diverse cultures and religions, the city exudes a unique atmosphere. A visit to the Makumbusho Village Museum is definitely worth a trip, as it will allow you to gain deeper insights into the lives and traditions of the country’s various tribes. You’ll almost certainly be tempted to join in with their traditional dances. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can treat yourself to a few quiet hours on one of the sandy beaches near Dar es Salaam. At idyllic spots such as South Beach, Coco Beach, or Mbezi Beach, all of your worries and stress will simply melt away.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 08:40 h
  • Distance 7060 km
  • Current time 19:59
  • Airport DAR
  • Language Suaheli, English
  • Currency TZS

Edelweiss tips for Dar es Salaam

Sightseeing in your Dar es Salaam holidays

  • The best way to take in the vibrant charm of the harbour city is to stroll through one of the many markets. At the Kivukoni fish market, you can haggle over the price of your favourite type of fish, fresh off the boat. Woodcarvers Market in Mwenge is the best place to find an authentic souvenir.
  • All around Dar es Salaam, secluded sandy beaches beckon for a dip in the sea. An excursion to Bongoyo Island and Mbudya Island offers the perfect way to round off your relaxing beach holiday. View in Maps
  • For fans of unspoiled Africa and its diverse wildlife, safaris in southern national parks such as Mikumi, Ruaha, and Selous come highly recommended. These nature preserves are situated in much more remote locations than those in the north of the country, lending Southern Tanzania a special charm.
  • In combination with the Edelweiss holiday destinations of Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam offers an excellent starting point for a fascinating and varied round trip around Tanzania.

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