Dar es Salaam City is the gateway to remote coastal areas, Zanzibar southern and northern tourist circuit destinations and has diverse tourist attractions including beautiful mangrove forest ( Pugu hills), wide range of hotels ranging from five stars to low class accommodation facilities, Best restaurants, attractive unspoiled islands of Bongoyo, Mbudya, Fundu Yasin, Pangavini, beaches in northern side Kunduchi and southern beaches Kigamboni , Waterfront, Museums & architecture, Historical buildings, Arts and crafts, people and their diverse cultures. Indaressalaam.com team would like to explore and share with you Dar es salaam city’s urban leisure and recreation, cultural and heritage tourism experiences. It doesn’t matter whether you are a local, a tourist, on transit, business or just travelling in Dar, indaressalaam.com would like to share with you the best of Dar es salaam city.(Attractions to see, activities to do, events to attend, where to stay, where to eat and how you get there)
About Dar es salaam
Dar es Salaam region is located between latitudes 6.36° and 7.0° south of the Equator, and longitudes 39.0° and 33.33° to the east of Greenwich. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east and by the Coast Region on all the other sides. The total surface area is 1,800 square kilometers comprising 1,393 square kilometers of land mass with eight offshore islands. There are three districts in Dar es Salaam region. These include Temeke which has the largest land surface area (652 square kilometers) followed by Kinondoni (531 square kilometers) and Ilala with the smallest area of 210 square kilometers (DCC, 2004). Dar es Salaam city centre (See Map below) is the largest and oldest city in Tanzania with about 2.8 million people (DCC, 2004). It is the most important city for industry, manufacturing, business, social facilities and government activities. Inhabitants of the city engage in diverse economic activities such as business, employees of the government and private institutions, industries while a few are peasants.
Most of the historical, cultural, entertainment/nightlife, business and conferencing features are in Dar es Salaam city centre. The historical, cultural, leisure-shopping, entertainment and leisure-beach features are in the northern parts of the city, and, the nature walk, bird watching and leisure-beach features are in the southern Dar es Salaam. The map below indicates ‘Dar es Salaam city centre tourist zone’. Other tourist zones and itineraries include unspoiled islands and beaches in the northern and southern Dar es Salaam .
The city’s attraction includes the famous Mbudya, Bongoyo and Sinda islands. Others are: natural beaches along the Indian Ocean coasts, the national museum, Kariakoo market, old historical building like Forodhani which houses the court of appeal, Mwenge sculptors market and many others.