A Weekend in Dar es Salaam: Choose Your Own Adventure
The Dar is a captivating city that is full of life and history. Anyone with a little time on their hands can find so many different things to do in a city like this that the options are literally endless. For that reason, the best approach is to choose one or the other of the most popular options that are perfect for a 1 to 2-day adventure. If you can extend your trip it might be an option to mix and match these locations. Here are a few options.
Adventure One: Dar es Salaam and Bongoyo Island
a. Karikoo Market: This is a location that is a lot of fun and has everything you could want to buy. If you are looking for affordable food, jewelry, or other items you will find it here.
b. Rent a Bike: Dar es Salaam is full of bikes you can rent for a cheap price and explore the city with.
c. The Fish Market: This is an incredible place to take in the city. If you love an authentic and different experience. Here you will see all the ways that different kinds of fish are auctioned, sold, cleaned, and used.
d. The National Museum: This is a great place to learn about the history of Tanzania, its flora and fauna. There is a huge dinosaur section as well as all the many early evolutionary links of mankind.
e. Bongoyo Island: This is a great location that is very close to the city.
It is the perfect place to get away and take in a quiet afternoon of sun and surf.
Adventure Two: Zanzibar and Stone Town
A mere 25-minute flight from Dar es Salaam lies Zanzibar.
Zanzibar is an island with turquoise waters and sandy white beaches. It is the home as well to Stone Town. The island itself has been a stopping place for trade routes for almost a millennium. One of the oldest settlements in all of Zanzibar is on the island and that is the Stone Town. The Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site retains its charm as a living testament to its history with historic buildings, forts and its trader lined labyrinth of alleyways.
The island is an incredible place for exploring, snorkeling, antiquity and carving hunting, taking in the waves, enjoying the surf and relaxing. There are many different beaches all over the island and places to catch the ferry to other islands right off the Zanzibar Archipelago. Zanzibar is also home to many of the famous underwater hotels that have gone so viral in the past few years where you can view life under the sea as you sleep.
Stone Town is home to the Forodhani Night Food Market which opens every evening to allow locals and tourists alike to come out and appreciate the tastes of Zanzibar and its Swahili, spice infused foods. It is a culinary experience that one will have only once in this lifetime. The smells and the flavors add a special sense of adventure to the beauty of the town. Come and plan your adventure in Tanzania today.
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