Welcome to Dar es Salaam


Rimming the central area is Kivukoni Front, with a bustling fish market where dhows dock at dawn to offload the night's catch. Excellent craft markets and restaurants abound, and nearby sandy beaches and islands beckon.

Dar es Salaam’s architecture is a mixture of African, Arab, Indian and German, although much of this is now dwarfed by towering high-rises. Many travellers bypass ‘Dar’ completely; those that linger will encounter the city’s eclectic cultural mix and languid vibe.


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$400 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam

Get picked up from your Dar Es Salaam hotel between 5:30am and 6am. Begin your drive to the ferry and hop on the boat departing to Zanzibar come 7am. Anticipate an arrival on the island around 9am. A driver/Guide will pick you up from the ferry in Zanzibar and bring you to the Prison Island by Dhow Cruise. Take a tour around the island, swimming and sunbathing along the way. Enjoy your time for approximately 2-hours before returning to Stone Town. After your tour of Prison Island, head to the spice farms, where you will have an opportunity to taste and buy different spices. Two hours later, head to the center of Stone Town for lunch and refreshments. Once you finish your lunch, enjoy a tour of Stone Town as your guide gives you the rich background history of this island. Visit different museums in town, an old church, and an ancient market while en-route to the ferry. Upon your arrival in Dar you will be picked and transferred back to your hotel.

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Dar es Salaa to Mikumi National Park 2-Night Private Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival at the Dar ES Salaam International Airport, you will be met by a driver who will transfer you to the Transit Motel for an overnight stay. Day 2: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park. At around 7:30 AM, you will be picked up from your Motel and driven to Mikumi National Park with your packed lunch. Arrive for an afternoon game drive that will last until sunset. Enjoy an evening drive to the Morio Motel in Mikumi town for dinner and an overnight stay. All meals includedDay 3: Return to Dar es Salaam. After an early morning (sunrise game viewing) game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and prepare to check out. By noon, you will start driving back to Dar es Salaam and have lunch at Morogoro Town. Your guide will bring you back to the airport in the early evening.

$3800 Outdoor Activities

7-Day Ruaha an Amazing Adventure Safari of the Southern

After arrival you will be picked up from the airport/ hotel to Iringa. Accomodation before and after arrival will be arranged at an extra cost.Day 1 Depart from Iringa to Ruaha National Park Accommodation:Mwagusi Safari campMid-range tented camp located inside Ruaha NMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 2 Game drive in the Park Accommodation:Mwagusi Safari campMid-range tented camp located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 3 Adventure walking safariAccommodation:Mwagusi Safari campMid-range tented camp located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 4 The early morning and evening game drive Accommodation:Ruaha River LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 5 Trekking on the Kimilamatonge hillAccommodation:Ruaha River LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 6 Ruaha National Park Accommodation:Ruaha River LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 7 Tungamalenga to IringaAccommodation:No Accomodation Meals & Drinks:Breakfast and LunchDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

$1850 Private & Custom Tours

8-Day Southern Tz Safari Selous,Mikumi,Ruaha,Udzungwa

Day 1 Depart from Dar es salaam to Selous game reserveAccommodation:Kumbukumbu Selous Riverside Camp • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Selous GR Meals & Drinks: • Lunch & dinner • Drinking water Day 2 Walking safari and Full game drive at selous GRAccommodation:Kumbukumbu Selous Riverside Camp • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Selous GR Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water Day 3 En route game drive to mikumi national parkAccommodation:Tan-Swiss Lodge • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 4 Full game drive with picnic lunchAccommodation:Tan-Swiss Lodge • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 5 Transfer from mikumi to Ruaha NP via Iringa townAccommodation:Ruaha Old Bandas • Budget banda located inside Ruaha NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 6 Full game drive at ruaha national park Accommodation:Ruaha Old Bandas • Budget banda located inside Ruaha NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water Day 7 Transfer to udzungwa NP via isimila stone age site with lunch stop at iringa townAccommodation:Twiga Hotel • Budget hotel bordering Udzungwa Mountains without fences Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 8 Early morning trekking and later transfer to Dar es salaamAccommodation:No accommodationMeals & Drinks: • Breakfast & lunch • Drinking water 

$700 Private & Custom Tours

3-Day Selous Game Reserve the Jungle of Africa

• You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel). • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost. Day 1 Drive from Dar es salaam to selous game reserve, a drive of 4 to 5 hours with pinic lunch on the wayAccommodation:Hippo Camp • Mid-range tented camp bordering Selous GR without fences Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 2 Early morning breakfast, go for full game driveAccommodation:Hippo Camp • Mid-range tented camp bordering Selous GR without fences Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 3 Early African Hot coffee then go for walking safariAccommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks: • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

$2850 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

4-Day The Unforgetable Experience in Ruaha National Park

After arrival you will be picked up from the airport/ hotel to Ruaha national Park. Accomodation before and after arrival will be arranged at an extra cost.Day 1 Dar Es Salaam - Ruaha National Park  Accommodation:Ikuka Safari CampLuxury+ lodge located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 2 Ruaha National Park Accommodation:Ikuka Safari CampLuxury+ lodge located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 3 Ruaha National ParkAccommodation:Ikuka Safari CampLuxury+ lodge located inside Ruaha NPMeals & Drinks:All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)Day 4 Ruaha - Dar Es Salaam Accommodation:No accommodation (End of tour) Meals & Drinks:Breakfast and LunchDrinking water (Other drinks not included)