As Tanzania biggest city, Dar es Salaam is a dynamic placed packed with beaches, culture, local nightlife, food and more. So, if you happen to find yourself in the city for a little period of time (two to three days), it can be extremely overwhelming to decide what to do in Dar es Salaam.
St. Josephs Cathedral
The architecture of the Cathedral must be viewed to be believed. The Archbishop of Dar es Salaam stay here. The choir is popular and you should visit and listen to them signing.
If you love clean beaches and pristine waters then Mbudya is the top place to go to. If you want to unwind and relax in the sun and take a dip in the clear waters, there is no excellent location other than Mbudya. You can go snorkelling if you want, you can bring your own gear or you can rent it here.
Kivukoni fish market
While in Dar es Salaam a visit to Kivukoni fish market is very important. You can watch the fishermen unloading the fish as well as take in the auction that is held at 7 am every day. It is an experience that you will never disregard. Fish markets will smell and if you cannot bear the stretch, stay away.
Also called as Oyster Bay, this beach is placed right on the Msasani Peninsula. You will find an abundance of delicious street food snacks served here, as well as occasional concert. Be sure to confirm the city events guide for its schedule of beach parties and live music. For those looking check out the nightlife, New Maisha club is a famous nightclub right along the beach.
If come across a Askari solider statue in WWI attire then you have come across the Askari monument. The soldiers bayonet points towards the sea and the statue remembers the honour of the soldiers who fought for British Africa. It is trusted that the statue is in the right center of Dar es Salaam.
Dar es Salaam lies on coast, so it place favours tropical climate with top degree of rain. From December to March it undergoes warm and humid climate with hottest month being January. Temperature gets chiller in the end of May, and during June to September dry and chill temperature prevails the area, thus inviting visitors from around the planet. You plan to visit must be falling somewhere between June to September for highest amusement.
Flights to Dar es Salaam cheap are generally found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the top cost at present is Friday.
Flights to Dar es Salaam direct in the morning are generally the cheapest time of the day to fly. Dar es Salaam flights at midday are generally the most expensive.
The key international airport in Dar es Salaam is the Julis Nyerere International Airport which is placed 8 miles just outside the city. Its IATA code is Dar. Being the biggest airport in the country, it has 2 big terminals and a third one is under construction. Once construction is done, the terminal two will switch to cheap flights to Tanzania Dar es Salaam. Standard airport facilities like eateries and free-shops are provided in each terminal.
September is currently the cheapest month for Dar es Salaam tickets price average cost €455. On the other hand, July is the most expensive month average price €717.
The public transportation structure in Dar es Salaam is restricted, Dalla-dallas are little minivans with specific routes. They are affordable and fairly simple to use, but a pretty geographical knowledge of the city helps. Taxis are privately owned and prices should forever be agreed before traveling.
Caution should be exercised, mainly in busy areas such as Kariakoo Market, against bag snatchers and pickpocket. Tourists should forever keep money and valuable secure and out of sight, rejecting quiet areas and walking alone at night.
Visitors can take Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam cheap flights by flying to Julius Nyerere International Airport, placed about seven miles from the city center. When hotel-ups are accessible, they may be the top way to get into the city. Otherwise, there are taxis, where the price should be negotiated first, or city buses - bus stops can be found 5 minutes walk from the airport.