Dar es Salaam - Tanzania, East Africa

Airport:Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
Distance from Airport to City:9.6 kilometers
Currency:TSH (Tanzania Shilling)
Official Languages:Swahili & English
Religion:Islam & Christianity
Climate:Tropical wet and dry climate
Vaccination:Yellow fever
(Visa required by non East Africans when traveling)

Dar es Salaam is the largest and richest city, serving as a regionally important economic centre. A perfect hub for merchants as the city contains high concentrations of trade and other services and manufacturing compared to other parts of Tanzania, Downtown Dar es Salaam includes many small businesses, many of which are run by traders and proprietors whose families originated from the Middle East and Indian sub-continent areas.


The weather in Dar es Salaam is hot because it is located close to the equator and the warm Indian Ocean, the city experiences generally tropical climatic conditions, typified by hot and humid weather throughout much of the year. For a touristic adventure Trips to the nearby islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve are a popular daytrip adventure from the city and a favorite spot for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. In the evenings you can treat yourself to the signature dishes of the land, Tanzanian Barbecue style options such as Nyama Choma (Roasted meat - served with rice or ugali) and Mishkaki (Shish kebab - usually barbecued and served with salt, hot peppers, chapati, fries, and rice on the side), and the long-established traditional Indian and Zanzibari cuisine, served at the sandy beaches and local restaurants.

(Be sure to vaccinate against Yellow Fever before travelling and carry documents to Indicate vaccination)

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