Where to stay in Dar es Salaam: Best areas for travelers
- Mikocheni: This is popular destination for many travelers looking to explore Dar es Salaam. The Hospitality and Businesses Management and the Regency Park Hotel make this popular neighborhood an even more appealing choice.
- Kisutu: Whether you intend to stay in town for a few nights or a few weeks, this neighborhood is a great place to set up camp. Spend your days exploring the local attractions and your evenings kicking back at the Hotel Sapphire or the Zakinn Zanzibar Hotel - Dar es Salaam.
- Kivukoni: When life gets too hectic, this neighborhood offers some peace and tranquility. Take a stroll around the beautiful natural surroundings at Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens, then make your way back to your hotel room for some rest and relaxation. The Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, the Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel and the Ramada Encore by Wyndham Dar Es Salaam are ideal places to unwind and recharge.
- Oyster Bay: If you're looking for someplace to stay in this neighborhood, check out the deals at the Colosseum Hotel & Fitness Club and the Best Western Plus Peninsula Hotel. No matter which one you choose, you'll be well placed to venture out and discover the surrounding sights.
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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.
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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