Arabic for “harbour of peace”, Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and also its richest. Dar es Salaam is situated close to the equator and the warm Indian Ocean – giving it a tropical climate with hot and humid weather throughout much of the year. Dar es Salaam has two different rain seasons; during April and May the rain is known as “the long rains” and “the short rains” during October and November.
The busy main streets and colourful markets enchant each visitor who goes to Dar es Salaam – it’s quite an unforgettable scene. Dar as Salaam is rich in history and there are various museums to be visited like the Village Museum and the National Museum which has two million year old exhibits from Oldupai Gorge. You will find many Arabic shops and restaurants in this city and to the north and south sides of the city also good beaches. The white sands of South Beach are situated on the Kigamboni Peninsula and are only a short ferry ride away.
Visitors can wander the luscious tropical streets of Dar es Salaam and visit the numerous markets like the Kivukoni fish market. You can also visit the Botanical Gardens and shop for various crafts at the Nyumba ya Sanaa arts centre.
At Bagamoyo you can see 13th century Kaole Islamic ruins and watch wooden dhow sailing boats being built and unwind on the gorgeous beach. At the famous Zanzibar – not far from Dar es Salaam – you can go and snorkel, dive or join in on one of the spice tours. Karikoo Market is where you go to, to bargain on anything from textiles to tropical fruit and this market is massive and alive every day of the year!
Nomad Tours offers you the very best Dar es Salaam experience with your loved ones. This unforgettable holiday experience will leave you happy and content. Dar es Salaam is the perfect place to take your family on a holiday – it promises to be educational and enriching for the entire family.