DAR ES SALAM CITY TOUR

Is an enticing mix of sightseeing, shopping and entertainment, the largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating blend of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present. Dar es salaam which means “HAVEN OF PEACE” was given its name by the Sultan Majid bi Said of Zanzibar when he decided to use the hgarbor city as a port and trade center in 1862, since then the town has flourished and is now the commercial hub of the country

Major places to visit in Dar es Salaam

  • Tazara Railway Station – The starting point of the Railway to Zambia.
  • Uhuru Torch ( Mnazi Mmoja ) – Built in 1961 Commemorating Tanganyikas Indepence
  • Clock Tower – It was erected in 11th dec 1961 to Commemorate the city status
  • Samora Machel Avenue – The main shopping street in Dar es salaam
  • Askari Monument – Ereceted in 1927: Built to honor the African Soldiers who fought in First World War, and the words “To memory of the Native African Troops who fought, served died for the King and the country in the East Africa in the World War One ”Myrander” his real name is James Alexander Stevenson ( 1881 – 1937 ).
  • The Old Museum Buliding – Opened in 1940: It houses many historical treasures the most important of which are the remains of the first humans discovered by Dr. Louis Leakey at Olduvai Gorge
  • The Ocean Road Hospital/ Complex – Built in 1897: Very admirable today it has undergone a total rehabilitation. Note the small domed building between the main hospital and the old doctors house where Dr. Koch discovered the Malaria and Tuberculosis Viruses
  • The State House ( Ocean Road) – Original built by German in 1891 as a Governors palace. Damaged by the British naval gunfire in 1914 and reconstructed in 1922. Now undergoing total upgrading for use as a Governments offices.
  • The Slipway – an Old Boat yard, still active in the repair and maintenance business has been expand to include some very interesting features and become the premier leisure shopping center in Dar es salaam. At the the Slip way you will find an array of shop which are opened 20000hrs, (Best Bookstore in Town, tee – shirt, supermarket, Internet, Persian Carpets, Fashion, Duty Free shop, Souvenirs, etc) and Four Restaurant
  • Village Museum ( Bagamoyo Road) – Collection of on-site traditional buildings from different places and ethnic groups in Tanzania in which it gives a global pictrure on different traditions of Tanzania tribes
  • Mwenge Hand craft market – The one stop shop for carvings and paintings
  • University campus – Built in the 60’s
  • Tinga Tinga Art Gallery
  • Rita Hayworth House (Oyster Bay ) – This famous Hollywood actress had a house in Dar es salaam
  • Jamatkhana Mosque ( upanga road) – the Ismaili Mosque where the Aga Khan (Grandfather of the present karim Khan ), was weighted against gold and Diamonds
  • Greek Orthodox Church ( Upanga Road ) – Built in 1952: By the Greek planters community. A most beautiful Romanesque Church with freestanding bell.
  • The State House ( Ocean Road) – Original built by German in 1891 as a Governors palace. Damaged by the British naval gunfire in 1914 and reconstructed in 1922. Now undergoing total upgrading for use as a Governments offices.
  • Resident Magistrates Court Building (Kivukoni Front ) – built in 1893 : Original the German High Court