Dar es Salaam is a significant hub in Tanzania, with a population of 2.8 million. This former capital city started as a fishing village in the mid-19th century, when the Sultan of Zanzibar got the urge to turn a creek (which is now a harbour) into a safe port and trading centre… Now Dar es Salaam has grown to the point of harbouring large ocean-vessels, as well as small Arab dhows (a Tanzania/Zanzibar dhow trip is a ‘must do’)!

Dar es Salaam nearest beach is Oyster Bay – which is a beautiful piece of tropical coastline. Besides that, there are lots of Tanzania beaches surrounding Dar es Salaam offering picture perfect beaches, warm weather and fantastic Tanzania holiday options. You can also catch a boat from Dar es Salaam to one of the nearby islands including a Marine Reserve which is a very popular Tanzania day trip option. At this marine reserve you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming! A secret Tanzania ‘paradise’ spot is Bongoyo Island which is only a quick boat trip away from Dar es Salaam… here you will see Tanzania at its best – magical coral and tropical fish!

Dar es Salaam is known for its history, architecture, and its diverse cultural mix of African, German, Asian and British influences. Like most African cities, there are substantial contrasts between the various parts of the city. There are busy central streets that run pass the colourful Kariakoo Market and clock tower, and very quiet areas with tree-lined boulevards to the north. Only one hour away (north) of Dar es Salaam is Bagamoyo which is home to the Kaole Ruins – a very fascinating and mystical Tanzania highlight! There are also other interesting Tanzania highlights near Dar es Salaam such as; the Dar es Salaam national museum, the village museum and the Botanical gardens!

The shopping, restaurants, and bustling activity in Dar es Salaam is, at its best, in the Asian business district, and visitors can find carvings, paintings, pottery, batiks and clothing, as well as some of the best restaurants in East Africa. What ever you are looking for in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is a great place to start your Tanzania safari at – fantastic day trips, exciting beaches and perfect weather…. Tanzania at its best!



Tours that pass by Dar Es Salaam

  • 5-day Zanzibar Midrange Package Zanzibar Midrange Package – 5-day

    Our Zanzibar mid-range Package offers you comfortable accommodation, great culture, picture-perfect beaches and many other Zanzibar highlights! Enjoy the comforts and surprises of our Zanzibar mid-range beach holiday package.

  • Zanzibar mid-range Package Zanzibar mid-range Package

    Our Zanzibar mid-range Package offers you comfortable accommodation, great culture, picture-perfect beaches and many other Zanzibar highlights! Enjoy the comforts and surprises of our Zanzibar mid-range beach holiday package.

  • 05 Day Zanzibar Luxury Package Zanzibar Luxury Package – 5-day

    Explore Zanzibar on our Zanzibar Luxury Package where you will be able to spend the days on the calming Zanzibar beaches and relax at night in luxury at a Zanzibar resort or hotel. Explore the wonders of Zanzibar in style with Jenman East Africa.

  • Zanzibar luxury Package Zanzibar luxury Package

    Explore Zanzibar on our Zanzibar Luxury Package where you will be able to spend the days on the calming Zanzibar beaches and relax at night in luxury at a Zanzibar resort or hotel. Explore the wonders of Zanzibar in style with Jenman East Africa.

  • Banner 1 Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

    Tanzania – 7 days: The Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway lodge safari lets you explore the best game areas in Tanzania where the wildlife sightings are plentiful. You will visit the world-famous Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and many more. Enjoy the Tanzania wildlife during the day and spend your nights in comfortable East African safari lodges.

  • Banner 1 Tanzania Wildlife Adventurer

    Tanzania – 7 days: Explore the East African beauty on our Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway Safari which includes the most fascinating Tanzania wildlife parks such as Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and many more! This is a relaxing camping safari where you will visit the very best that Tanzania has to offer in search of extraordinary wildlife.

  • Banner 1 Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer

    Tanzania – 10 days: Our Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari mixes the very best of East Africa’s culture with Tanzania’s best wildlife! Enjoy this lodge safari as you explore the rich culture and stunning scenery that only Tanzania is known for and visit world-famous places such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and many more.

  • 2013 Uganda Best of East Africa

    Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda – 20 days Best Of East Africa: Experience the best of East Africa first-hand from the vast wildlife in the Amboseli, Serengeti and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Enjoy a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater as well as the opportunity to trek for gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda and so much more… all this can be experienced on the Best of East Africa.

  • Elephant's East Africa East Africa Migration Discoverer (from & to Nairobi)

    Kenya, Tanzania – 15 days: Join our East Africa Migration Discover lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds.

    This East Africa accommodated safari is a small group safari where you will spend all of your nights in lodges / chalets or permanent tented camps. This safari starts and ends in Nairobi and includes all of the major highlights in Tanzania and Kenya.

  • East African River Beauty East Africa Migration Discoverer

    Kenya, Tanzania – 15 days: Follow the annual wildebeest migration – one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. Become an eye-witness to nature at its best and visit world-famous places like the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Masai Mara and many more. Enjoy comfortable accommodation and rely on the knowledge and experience of our guides showing you the very best of Tanzania and Kenya.

    This East Africa accommodated safari is a small group safari where you will spend all of your nights in lodges / chalets or permanent tented camps. This safari starts and ends in Arusha and includes all of the major highlights in Tanzania and Kenya.

  • Sunrise on Kilimanjaro Machame Route Kilimanjaro

    Tanzania – 6 days : Challenge yourself and come with us on the largest mountain Africa’s. Climb the Machame route which takes you to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro along a challenging and exciting path. Explore the excitement of Kilimanjaro as you embark on a life changing climb in Tanzania!