Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam (Arabic: دار السلام‎ [translation: “house of Peace”] Dār as-Salām), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city in Tanzania. It is also the country’s richest city and a regionally important economic centre. Dar es Salaam is actually an administrative province within Tanzania, and consists of three local government areas or administrative districts: Kinondoni to the north, Ilala in the center of the region, and Temeke to the south. The Dar es Salaam Region had a population of 2,497,940 as of the official 2002 census. Though Dar es Salaam lost its official status as capital city to Dodoma in 1964, it remains the center of the permanent central government bureaucracy and continues to serve as the capital for the surrounding Dar es Salaam Region.

A very beautiful african city along the warm waters of Indian ocean. Dar es salaam is the financial hub of Tanzania – (the largest Country in East Africa by Land mass).

Beaches  Of  Dar Es Salaam

CoCo Beach, Msasani

most popular dar es salaam mbeach


This is the most popular public beach for Tanzanians. Watch locals party, produce local music videos, dive off cliffs at high tide or even participate in open boxing matches (gloves provided) over weekends!

Kigamboni Beach

Kigamboni beach

Kigamboni beach to the south of the city (cross by ferry) is one of those Jewels that are grossly underutilised. White beaches, Privacy! yes privacy is what you get on this stretch. unspoiled beach with mangroove forests and endless space to walk, see shells, play, enjoy photography…..

Kunduchi beach

Kunduchi beach, North Dar es salaam

Kunduchi beach is to the noth of Dar es salaam town. you can be picked from the airport or take a taxi if you come by road – that enables you visit the only hotel (5star) along this beach bearing the beach’s name. Beach has a pre historic site about 200metres from hotel. If staying elsewhere the hotel has a water world with about 3 different sections offering different tastes.

Sea Cliff

sea cliff

Situated on the northern tip of upmarket ‘msasini pennisula’ – to the north of Dar city. An area sorrounded by upmarket private housing. The beach is accesible in low tides only because of cliffs (thus name). Provides picturistic scenes during low tide. Also good for viewing sea traffic in and out of Dar es salaam port, either headed North of Indian Ocean or to The world famous Zanzibar island.


Nyereres vehicles at Dar Museum

Tanzania s first president Mwalimu Julius Nyereres vehicles at Dar es Salaam museum. This vehicle collection traces his polital career from pre colonial period  to his death. Beautifully thought out museum.


wild peacock on Dar Golf course

Ever imagined playing golf with the sound of ocean waves in the background or a view of the ocean? or even better , with wild peacocks chasing each other performing a mating dance? then the golf course in dar es salaam is the place to be.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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