Dar es Salaam
Vital Facts and Numbers
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
Dialling Code: +255 22
Emergency Number: 112
Where To Stay
Sea Cliff Hotel
…for a little old world charm right on the coast, with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean.
Address: Toure Dr, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 22 260 0380
… for a modern oasis in the heart of Dar es Salaam.
Address: 24, Kivukoni Front, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 764 70 1234
… for a boutique hotel that caters to guests’ individual needs and prioritises making guests feel at home.
Address: 1216 Maryknoll Lane, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 754 343 834
Where To Eat
… for a popular open air restaurant, with the Indian Ocean one side and candle lit gardens on the other.
Address: Tuari road plot 432, Dar es Salaam 36110, Tanzania
Telephone: + 255 754 812567
… for a restaurant that despite its humble appearance, has a reputation as one of the finest eateries in the whole of Dar, located on a quiet side street with a homey feeling.
… for a great view from Tanzania’s only revolving restaurant, in one of Dar es Salaam’s tallest buildings.
What To Do
… for a chance to visit and explore a beautiful uninhabited island, where guests can take part in a variety of leisure activities, including snorkelling and hiking.
Address: Mbudya Island, Tanzania
Waterbuck Safaris Day Tour
… for a first class wildlife safari, providing safaris to National Parks and Game Reserves.
… for authentically constructed homes illustrating traditional life in various parts of Tanzania, where “villagers” demonstrate traditional skills like weaving, pottery and carving.
Address: New Bagamayo Road at Makaburi Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 22 270 0437
With The Family
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
… for a chance to explore tropical rainforests, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe.
Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film and television. The city is the leading financial centre in Tanzania and is home to Tanzania’s central bank, The Bank of Tanzania.
Between 2002 and 2012, the city’s population grew by 5.6% per year, making it the third fastest growing city in Africa, behind Bamako and Lagos, and the ninth fastest in the world.
Dar Es Salaam is a city full of potential, particularly in telecom and ICT. The Tanzanian government have put large amounts of capital into the National Fibre Optic Cable Network. The expansion of towers in Tanzania has boosted mobile usage and caused a drop in prices. Some experts believe that mobile usage in Tanzania could match that in Kenya in the next five to seven years.
Central Tourist Office
Address: Utalii House – Laibon street/Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Near French Embassy, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 22 2664873