City

Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam City is a vibrant and diverse metropolis on the eastern coast of Tanzania.

Tanzania
Location
1,590
Population
39 m
Altitude

About Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam City is a vibrant and diverse metropolis on the eastern coast of Tanzania. It is the largest city and the main port of the country, as well as the seat of government and the hub of commerce and culture. Dar Es Salaam City has a rich and varied history, It is a popular tourist destination, offering a range of attractions and activities...

When to go

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Pleasant weather for both city tours and beach excursions.
June - September
High Season
Dry and cool, perfect for exploring the city and nearby islands.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season can hinder some activities but brings lush landscapes and fewer tourists.
October - February
Shoulder Season
Hot and humid, with occasional rains, offering a mix of good weather for beach visits and cultural exploration.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Dar es Salaam is relatively safe with usual urban precautions. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for visitors.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Dar es Salaam is a major air and sea hub in East Africa, easily reached by international flights or regional boat services.
Getting Around
The city has a variety of transport options, including taxis, buses (daladalas), and Bajaj (auto rickshaws), making navigation straightforward.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania can obtain a visa on arrival or an eVisa before travel, facilitating access to Dar es Salaam and beyond.
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