Dar-es-salaam city tour
Dar-es-salaam city tour: Dar es Salaam is one of the top and busiest ports across Africa, its commercial center and entry large hub. The city got its name from the Arab word which means the “the place of peace”. Harboring over 4 million people, the city has more experience to offer to the travelers with a wide range of attractions to be visited during your tour to the city. Its location alongside the banks of the sea and the mix of Arabic, African and Indian cultures have booted tourism in the area. Dar es salaam is the main port that harbor the most important sea routes across the entire world.


The city is surrounded by local markets like Fish markets for example Kivukoni Front where the offloading of fish is done throughout the day this has made guests to enjoy one day Dar-es-salaam city tour. The architecture of the city is designed in a traditional setting of all mixed cultures from the Colonial masters the Germans, traders like Arabs, Asians, British and the ancestors themselves the Africans. This unique mixture has made the city more enjoyful as each section is completely different from another. The city streets are differently designed.

Religion is diverse due to the different believers that are found in the city. The different religions has created more opportunities for the travelers who wish to explore more about region in African to sample only Dar es salaam and they get enough experience of Dar-es-salaam city tour.

The Dar-es-salaam city tour can be done in one or more days depending on the time and points of interest by the traveler. There are a key places that cannot be missed during your Dar-es-salaam city tour. Below are the top destinations for tourists who would wish to explore the best of Dar es Salaam.

National Museum and house of Culture

The national Museum also called as a house of Culture is one of the key unmissable points for travelers who want to enjoy the best of Dar-es-salaam city tour. It was opened in 1940 as memorial to the King George V. This is a historical center where you learn more about the history of the city and entire Tanzania. They display important fossils that were discovered from Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in Olduvai Gorge by Dr Leackey. The other history include the Slave trade regime in Africa, colonial period in Tanzania, collection of Vintage cars like Rolls Royce which were used by the first president of Tanzania.

The National Museum and the house of Culture is located in the Shaaban Robert Street in the city of Dar es salaam.


St Joseph Cathedral

This is a center of Religious tourism in Dar-es-salaam city tour. The cathedral was built by the German missionaries for years. The construction of St Joseph cathedral started from 1897 and was completed in 1902. Its built in Gothic-style Roman Catholic church that dominates the Dar es salaam city. It seats on the archdiocese of Dar es salaam featuring things like shingle spire, Stained-glass windows and vaulted interior. It contains mostly the German artwork and german inscriptions like carved relief above the main alter. The cathedral is open for tourists throughout the week including the Sunday when they have their services.


Village Museum

The village museum is one of the destinations guests can enjoy during their Dar-es-salaam city tour. The village Museum is located about 10 kilometers North of the Dar es salaam, it is a small place built in local materials is the showcase of over 120 Tanzania ethnic groups. Your visist to this local museum where most of the ethnic groups are represented giving you opportunity to compare the ethnic groups of Tanzania. The homesteads sit in 15 acres of land located in Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama.


Azania Front Lutheran Church

Seated just at the shores of Indian Ocean is Azania Front Lutheran Church which was built in 1898. The whitewashed church is one of the key icons in Dar es Salaam, tiled with red tiles was built by the German Missionaries. Azania was center of the original German mission in 19th Century. It was upgraded as cathedral for the diocese of Dar es Salaam. Its located in Kivukoni road in Dar es Salaam.


Askari Monument

This is an important monument that was raised to represent the African men who fought in the world war 1. Its named after the Swahili word which means soldier, its painted in bronze which was the uniform the troops used. The bayonet of his rifle that is pointing towards the nearby harbor. It’s a sign of solidarity as Africans to commemorate the African troops that fought tirelessly as Carrier corps during the World War 1. The monument is located in the Azikwe Street Samora Avenue in Dar es Salaam.

askari monument in dar-es-salaam

State House

The completion of your Dar-es-salaam city tour is achieved by visiting the former state house which was built in 1890s. Historically the state house was a home of the German Governor before it was changed in to a state house. There is a lot of history to learn during your visit to this state house. In 1922 the British renovated the house adding scalloped upper storey arches and the crenellated parapet. The house was nearly demolished during the world war 1. Currently the state house is the home of the president of the republic of Tanzania. Its located in Luthuli Street Kivukoni


Mbudya Island

This is 15 minute motorboat ride from the city mainland, it’s a place of relaxation during your Dar-es-salaam city tour. The Island hosts the Dar es Salaam Marine reserve that is fresh and peaceful for the people who want some peace of mind in an isolated area. The island has white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, snorkel and others.


Bongoyo Island

This is one of the most loved Islands by many guests who do Dar-es-salaam city tour. It is located 4 miles North of Dar es Salaam city. It’s a gate way that is found in Msasani Peninsula. It’s a good relaxing point under the thatched umbrellas on the white-sand beach. The Island hosts a wide range of sea species like Starfish, Angelfish, clownfish, sea urchins and others.

bagamoyo island

Kunduchi wet N Wild Water Park

Enjoy more of Dar-es-salaam city tour with a visit to the largest water park in East and Central Africa that is Kunduchi wet N Wild Water Park. The park is mixed up with colorful pools, playground, restaurants, over 29 water slides and many more. The park is good for both families and solo travelers cattering both the young and adult people. Its located 19 kilometers a way from the city center next to the Kunduchi beach hotel and resort.