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Dar es Salaam

Africa
25+

Rank in Tanzania

2

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Tanzanian Shilling(TZS)
Weather
Partly sunny 28.9℃
Time
17:59 PM (GMT +03:00)
Electric Socket
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Dar es Salaam

From being a fishing village to being one of the best metropolitan cities of the world within a century, Dar es Salaam has emerged as the cherry on top of Tanzania! The name of the city has a beautiful and apt meaning, "Haven of Peace".This beautiful commercial hub of Tanzania is also the second busiest port of East Africa. With it's outstanding but down to earth feel, the city can make anyone fall in love with itself. Dar es Salaam has a number of rich experiences to offer through beautiful beaches, amazing crafts markets, authentic restaurants, and much more. Here you will find a number of architectural marvels that are constructed either in India, African, Arab, or German style. All in all, this city will leave you mesmerized by the elements it has to offer!

Continent Country
Africa Tanzania
Airport Name / IATA Code
Julius Nyerere International Airport DAR


Dar es Salaam
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
June, July, August, September, October: Cool and dry season makes it a perfect time to travel in the city.
Moderate time to visit
December, January , February: Hot and dry weather makes it bit uncomfortable for travelers to explore the city properly.
Worst time to visit
March, April, May, November: Rainy season and storms make it a bad time to explore the city.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 25 24 24 23 22 20 19 19 19 20 22 24
Maximum temprature (℃) 31 32 32 31 30 29 29 29 29 30 31 31
Rain fall (mm) 68 77 141 251 169 33 28 23 28 57 118 96
Population
4.3 (Millions)
Official Language
Swahili
Spoken Language
Almost all local peo... Read more
Other Language
Arabic, English, Fre... Read more
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Taxi
Start Tariff: TZS 50... Read more

Yes

Yes

Yes

Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.32
Cup of Coffee USD 1.72
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.03
Rice/Kg USD 1.03
White Bread USD 0.53
Eggs (12) USD 2.26
Combo Meal USD 5.17
Fine Dining USD 28.03
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.46
Domestic Beer USD 1.08
Imported Beer USD 1.51
Bottle of Wine USD 5.82
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.36
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.29
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.17
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 440.07
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Shop in the Kariakoo Market.
  • Take a walk around the Temple Road to have a look at some beautiful temples.
  • Try the Nyama Choma or roasted meat dish that is popular in Dar es Salaam.
  • Visit the Village museum to know more about the culture of the city and enjoy some cultural performances.
Shopping
Quality Centre Mall
Julius K.Nyerere Road | Sandali, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Mkuki House Shopping Mall
Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Aura Mall
Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Kariakoo Market
Swahili St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
The Green Room
The Green Room, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
7.5 km
Chocolate Mamas-Gourmet Tanzania Chocolate Ltd.
Slipway Rd & Yacht Club Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
7.3 km
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Handcrafted leather goods
  • Kanga (Bright coloured clothes)
  • Wooden crafts
  • Authentic paintings
  • Ceramic products
  • Jewellery and beaded products.
  • Tanzanite jewellery
  • Musical instruments
  • Woven baskets, blankets, mats, etc.
  • Maasai Shuka (handwoven colourful fabric)

Tourist attractions in Dar es Salaam

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