Monument in Dar es Salaam

Askari Monument

This bronze statue, dedicated to Africans killed in WWI, is now a favourite haunt of street touts and dubious moneychangers.
Church in Dar es Salaam

Azania Front Lutheran Church

A striking edifice, with a red-roofed belfry overlooking the water and a rather stern Gothic interior, this is one of the city’s major landmarks. The church was built in 1898 by German missionaries and was the centr…
Museum in Dar es Salaam

National Museum & House of Culture

The National Museum houses the famous fossil discoveries of zinjanthropus (nutcracker man) from Oldupai Gorge (although only a copy), along with other archaeological finds. Wander through the History Room and ethnog…
Church in Dar es Salaam

St Joseph Cathedral

The spired, Gothic-style, Roman Catholic cathedral, which is still in use – stop by any Sunday morning to see the standing-room-only overflow from the services and hear the singing – was built at the same time as th…
Market in Dar es Salaam

Fish Market

Head down to the Kivukoni fish market at 7am to see fishermen flog their fish to restauranteurs and housewives with all the zeal of Wall St stockbrokers. The market is divided into two main sections, comprising eigh…
Museum in Zanzibar Town

Beit el-Sahel

Occupying several blocks along the waterfront, the imposing Palace Museum is a reconstruction of the Sultan Seyyid Said’s 19th-century palace home, which was destroyed by the British bombardment of 1896. It was rena…
Historic Building in Zanzibar Town

Old Fort

The defining features of the waterfront are the ragstone ramparts of Ngome Kongwe, the Old Fort. It was the first defensive structure built by the Busaidi Omani Arabs when they seized the island from the Portuguese …
Dark in Zanzibar Town

Old Slave Market

The Anglican cathedral was built on the site of the old slave market alongside Creek Rd. Although nothing remains of the slave market today, other than some holding cells under St Monica's Hostel next door, the site…
Market in Zanzibar Town

Darajani Market

One of the most compelling sights is the main market. Here mountains of spices, sneakers and sandals, meat, fish, live chickens and mobile phones are for sale in a series of covered halls and twisting alleys. The ma…
Museum in Dar es Salaam

Village Museum

The centrepiece of this open-air museum is a collection of authentically constructed dwellings illustrating traditional life in various parts of Tanzania. Each house is furnished with typical items and surrounded by…