Dar es Salaam

A fascinating blend of tropical savanna climate, picturesque beaches, and diverse attractions, Dar es Salaam is a great choice for travellers looking for an African holiday destination that has it all.

Dar es Salaam, which means ‘the city of peace’ in Arabic is a vibrant city steeped in history and teeming with fun things to do. Although Dodoma is the capital city of the Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the largest city in the country, and it’s located along the Indian Ocean. Being the commercial and social capital of the country, the metropolis offers a wide range of historical and cultural attractions, superb shopping and gastronomic options, and a bustling entertainment scene.

Dar es Salaam has a flavour that embraces different cultures; thus, it’s perfect for travellers seeking a diverse travel experience. It’s obvious why the East African city has been at the top of the list of Africa's most popular holiday destinations for years. Blessed with the brilliant sunshine, scenic beaches and islands, Dar es Salaam attracts numerous tourists every year. Most tourists stop-over at Dar es Salaam when going on safaris to the National Parks and reserves around Tanzania.

Dar es Salaam Airport

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is Tanzania’s largest and busiest airport handling millions of passengers every year. The airport was named after the first president of Tanzania and it’s located about 12 km southwest of the city center. When you land at Dar es Salaam airport, you’ll be greeted by a wide range of facilities and services. Whether you need car transfers to the city or get tourist information, you’ll find all you need at the arrivals hall.  The airport is the major gateway to the country, and it’s a hop and a skip from the region’s most popular beach and safari destinations. As Salaam Air has scheduled flights operating from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, Pemba, Tanga, and Dodoma!

When to go

Dar es Salaam has a tropical savannah climate with two seasons – dry and wet seasons. The rainy season is from March to May, and November to December. The dry season is from May to October, with pleasant temperatures. April is the wettest month and August is the driest and coolest month. However, Dar es Salaam is a great city to visit year round.

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