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Dar es Salaam Vacations

The beautiful city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, sits on the Indian ocean, so you know your Dar es Salaam vacations will include spectacular views. In fact, many hotels in Dar es Salaam are specifically situated to offer some of the most breathtaking views you have ever seen. But there is more to this sun-drenched city than ocean views. Grab package deals to Dar es Salaam and let your African adventure begin.

Major Attractions

Dar es Salaam car rentals allow you to visit all of the major attractions in and around the city on your own schedule. Drop your bags off at your hotel, and then start enjoying the glorious sights and sounds. Music and dance are the biggest attractions. Just about everywhere you go, you will see energetic street performers bopping the Bongo Flava, which is hip-hop and R&B with a Tanzanian flavor. The city also has five museums, of which the most notable is the National Museum. Its exhibits are dedicated to Tanzanian history, and include the bones of Paranthropus boisei. Nearby are the botanical gardens, with excellent examples tropical plants and trees. The Msasani peninsula is the place to go for a day at the beach, or grab a trip to one of the nearby islands for some swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

Recurring Festivals and Events

The Sauti za Busara festival is six days of music and fun. This cultural extravaganza is held every year in the middle of February. It features a bopping mix of music and dance styles like ngoma, kidumbak, taarab, rumba, mchiriku, and Swahili hip-hop "bongo flava." You will also be treated to mystic and religious music, film, and comedy acts. Mwaka Kogwa is the four-day New Year celebration. Events include pretend fights with banana stems, huge bonfires, and singing. In July, Dar es Salaam hosts the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival). This festival highlights the art and culture of the African continent.

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Tours and Activities in Dar es Salaam

The great thing about travel is that you seldom have to chase after brand new experiences — they'll come to you! So unpack your gear, chill out and get ready to make some amazing new memories.

Booking a Dar es Salaam Half-Day City Tour will add some kick to your getaway to Dar es Salaam. You might also want to try out a Zanzibar Full-Day Excursion!

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Dar es Salaam?
Vacation packages, which include flights and hotels in Dar es Salaam, start at just . Turn your travel fantasies into reality and book your trip with Travelocity today.
How long should my Dar es Salaam vacation be?
Most sightseers stay in Dar es Salaam for an average of 3 nights. That being said, traveling is all about trying out new things and making cherished memories — why not lock in a couple of extra nights so you can do just that?
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Can I save money on my Dar es Salaam car rental if I book it with hotels and flights?
You sure can with our Dar es Salaam vacation packages. With one of these, there are lots of ways to make your travel budget go further. Bundle any two or more car, flight, hotel and tour bookings and watch your savings grow. With a rental car, all the popular sights in and around Dar es Salaam are an unforgettable road trip away.
What is the best time of year to go to Dar es Salaam?
You can avoid the tourist hordes and save cold, hard cash in , the quietest period for tourism. The high season months of are busier (and pricier), but there’ll be more going on around Dar es Salaam. Lock in a hotel in and get plenty more bang for your buck. Room rates are normally highest in .
Which airport is best for Dar es Salaam?
One of the handiest options is Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR), which is located 6 mi southwest of downtown Dar es Salaam. Another great choice is Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ), 40 mi away from central Dar es Salaam).
What is there to do in Dar es Salaam?
Dar es Salaam has plenty of places to discover, such as Tanzania National Stadium and Kariakoo Market. These well-known attractions are on most visitors’ travel itineraries.
Where should I stay when visiting Dar es Salaam?
If you’re searching for someplace comfortable to base yourself, consider the HOTEL BLUE SAPPHIRE. It’s the top pick for many visitors.
Can I go on vacation to Dar es Salaam at this time?
Find out all the info that’s important relating to quarantine policies and travel restrictions before you fly to Dar es Salaam. Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor is full of advice to help make your vacation relaxed and hassle-free.

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