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DAR ES SALAAM CITY TOUR
Lively and colorful markets of Dar es Salaam city including Kariakoo
Dar-es-Salaam is Tanzania's largest & richest city, a historic port town
Discover Tanzania's largest and richest city on this in-depth half-day tour
In-depth and comprehensive tour of Dar-es-Salaam with an expert guide
Rich Swahili culture from a blend of Arab & Bantu influences of Dar es Salaam city
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion explores Dar-es-Salaam – located on the Indian Ocean coast, Tanzania's largest city and logistics hub. It is affectionately known as 'Dar' but it is not the capital of the country - that title belongs to Dodoma. Dar-es-Salaam is primarily a port city in southern Tanzania, located on a huge natural harbor. "Dar-es-Salaam" means "haven of peace", but you'll find with almost 3 million people calling the city home, it's not exactly tranquil.
Visitors to Dar-es-Salaam are usually en route to Tanzania's fantastic southern national parks including the Selous and Ruaha, or catching a ferry to the exotic Zanzibar archipelago.
We meet and greet you at your hotel at 8:30, pier or at your residence then drive you to the city centre where our half day Dar-es-Salaam city tour begins. The tour starts from the Botanical Garden. The gardens were established by the Germans in 1906. After World War One, the British maintained the the garden. Today the Botanical Gardens feature a wonderful selection of indigenous plants, including purple bougainvillea, blue jacaranda, scarlet flame trees and red hibiscus as well as the coco-de-mer palm tree, native to Seychelles.
Then drive to National Museum, close to the State house. In the museum you will find Dr. Leakey's findings from Olduvai Gorge including the skull of Nutcracker man (Zinjanthropus bosei) and other human fossils are displayed. The Museum has many items that were used in the olden days by various tribes in Tanzania including collection of tribal ornaments, head – dresses, witch-craft paraphernalia and traditional musical instruments collected from various regions in Tanzania.
Visit the famous Kivukoni Fish Market. This is the busiest fish market in Dar-es-Salaam where most fishermen come after their fishing expedition to sell their catch in wholesale. You will see red snapper, lobster, prawns, squid, barracuda and shellfish fresh from the Indian Ocean. You can buy corrie shells that are found along the Tanzania Indian ocean coastline.
Next visit is Nyumba ya Sanaa (in Swahili, "House of Art"), also known as the Mwalimu Nyerere Cultural Centre or Julius Nyerere Cultural Centre, is a cultural centre, art workshop and shop established to promote local art and craftsmanship which are mostly made by women and disabled. We drive to the Slipway Waterfront, northward on a magnificent Msasani Penisulla Bay. It offers interesting mix or leisure, entertainment, shops, restaurants with different tastes and craft markets. Here you can have a chance to buy woodcarving, local garment, ornaments and many other items displayed in the market stalls and in shops.
At 13:00, we head to Makumbusho Village. The Makumbusho Village Museum displays Tanzanian traditional homes, representing 18 ethnic tribes. You will be taken on a tour through the homes, which include furnished huts, meeting places and cattle pens, and can view artists and craftsmen weaving, carving and painting. You also get to visit Mwenge Art Gallery located along old Bagamoyo road at Mwenge suburban close to Mlimani City Shopping Center. This is the area where local people sell their art crafts. The gallery offers a wide selection of beautiful pottery, paintings, jewellery, and carvings.
Drive to the very colorful Kariakoo Market with exotic fresh produce and local textiles in the center via University of DarEs-Salaam. The University of Dar es Salaam is well-known as Mlimani short visit to the market before driving to Mnazi Mmoja Park Beautiful park near the city centre with a symbolic Uhuru Torch Monument, built to celebrate the country's Independence in 1961.
Walking and drive
Mineral water during tour
Professional English speaking guides
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion
All entry fees, guide fee, service charge and taxes
Pickup from your hotel in Dar-es-Salaam City and drop-off to your hotel
"The price of this Tour does not include Tips / Gratuities for the porters and guides, as in the rest of the world tips are given only when the guests are satisfied with service they have been given. However, it is customary to tip the guides and porters, and guidelines will be given."
Local & International Flights
Expenses of a personal nature