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Dar Es Salaam travel guide

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You're Going to Love Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam began as a small fishing village, and has grown to a bustling modern city, major port, and center for business and culture in East Africa. This is a cosmopolitan city where you'll find a range of influences, including Islamic and South Asian elements along with native Tanzanian culture. From enjoying the sights of the harbor to markets and discovering great street food along with fine dining, there's a great deal to explore in Dar es Salaam.

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The weather is warm and humid year round, with daytime temperatures averaging between 82 and 87. Most visitors come during the drier season, between June and October.

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Where to Stay in Dar Es Salaam

Stay in the conveniently located Hotel Slipway, with value-priced rooms and standard amenities. The Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel offers modern luxury with ocean views.

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Shopping Streets

The Slipway mall offers upscale stores and a craft market. There are other artisan markets in the Msasani Peninsula. The Kariakoo Market, full of bargains, is in the central part of the city.

Groceries and Other

Village Supermarket, Ten to Ten, and TSN Supermarket are located across the city. A dozen eggs costs about Tsh6,900.

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Cheap meal
$7.12
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A pair of jeans
$41.29
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Single public transport ticket
$0.39
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Cappuccino
$2.78

Where to Eat in Dar Es Salaam

You'll love the delicious South Asian cuisine at Chapan Bhog, with meals starting at Tsh6,000. Mamboz Corner BBQ offers classic East African barbecue with main dishes starting from Tsh4,000.