Dar es Salaam
Despite its name, which means “abode of peace” in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's largest and busiest city. It is the country's most important business and commercial hub and is situated right on the Indian Ocean.
Most visitors en route to the better-known Tanzanian attractions are surprised by the charm of this unassuming city and find themselves yearning for more days to explore its hidden secrets.
Must-see attractions include the beautiful beaches of Kunduchi, Mjimwena and Mbwa Maji, Dar es Salaam’s spectacular harbour and the local markets.
- The hub and once-capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is bright as a tinga tinga painting and intrguing as its mix of cultures
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- Traveling with ChildrenDar es Salaam is a great family destination. There are activities for children of all ages and plenty of adventure for the whole family.
- LanguagesThe national language in Kenya and Tanzania is Swahili, although English is widely spoken.
- Flying to TanzaniaThe gateway to Tanzania is Dar es Salaam. Limited international scheduled flights also fly directly to Kilimanjaro. Daily scheduled domestic flights link these gateways with Tanzania's wildlife areas.
- CurrencyThe currency is the Tanzanian Shilling.
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