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

2-Night Mikumi National Park Safari from Dar es Salaam

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.

$2512.36 Multi-day & Extended Tours

22-Day Overland Zanzibar Victoria Falls and Kruger Tour from Dar es Salaam

On this tour you will be fortunate to get the best of all worlds; the beach and the bush of South East Africa, along with all the cultural experiences in between. Our unique itinerary has been carefully designed to maximize your experiences in the time you have exploring this incredible continent with us. Right from the start we head to the historically rich Zanzibar Island; exploring the many cultural aspects of Stonetown and heading to the iconic tropical waters and sun kissed beaches of the north. Marvel at the expansive Lake Malawi, where the sheer size takes your breath away. Greet smiling faces in Zambia en route to one of nature’s wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, all while taking in the differentiating countryside and the heartwarming feeling of Africa. Finish with two favorable game parks – Matobo NP and Kruger NP, cultivating even more safari moments making this a totally unforgettable tour.

$286 Shore Excursions

Tales of Zanzibar from Dar es Salam

Start of the Day: You will be picked up from your centrally located Hotel in Dar es Salam or Airport between 05:30 - 06:00 am - Followed by a drive to the ferry Terminal and hop on the Luxurious Ferry departing to Zanzibar at  07:00 am. Upon your arrival on the island around 9:00 am our Tour Escort will pick you up from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and head straight for your selected tours. Upon completion of tour you will be escorted back to Zanzibar Ferry Terminal for your return Ferry ride to Dar es Salam, Upon your arrival in Daresalam you will be picked and transferred back to your hotel or Airport. Spice Farm: We will tour the village farm where we will see, taste and smell all the magic of nature. You will be asked to guess from the sense of smell which spice or fruit grew from every tree and bush, flaunted with palm leaf jewelry and enjoyed a sumptuous fruit meal  Stone Town: Old town but very lively. Take a tour of the city's enchanting alleys with a local guide who will enrich you with knowledge of the city today and fascinating history. This is a walking tour that takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the former slave market for East African Slave trade, and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. The architectural style of Stone town buildings is a unique mixture of various influences and culture. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!  The island of prisoners: The island of prisoners called by the Israelis as turtle island, where land turtles arrived from the Seychelles, weighing about 100 kilograms and reaching the age of 150 years. It seems a very large amount of giant deer, which can also be fed.Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. Take a tour around the island, swimming and sunbathing along the way. Enjoy your time for approximately 2-hours

$58 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ferry Tickets to Zanzibar

To get to Zanzibar from Dar Es Salaam by ferry, it’s best to purchase your ferry ticket a day ahead of time, especially in the peak travel season.Plan your Zanzibar trip with ease and we help you save your time, After Booking your ferry ticket and we will send you the confirmation by email, Hotel reception or at the Ferry terminal as convenient. Please select One way or Return Journey either Economy or business Class options for your preferred dates. Daily departures from Dar-es-Salaam to Zanzibar(0700HRS / 0930HRS / 1230HRS / 1545HRS) Daily departures from Zanzibar to  Dar-es-Salaam(0700HRS / 0930HRS / 1230HRS / 1530HRS)

$322 Multi-day & Extended Tours

African Safari and Game Drive Mikumi

Depends on the options you have selected. Either you are on a short visit or a long holidays this tour is tailored for everone. You will be picked up from the hotel, Airport or Ferry Terminal In the morning and head straight to Mikumi via Morogoro for lunch the drive is between 4-5 hours and you will be amazed to see the Greenery and local life the trip has to offer. Then the game drive for wildlife sights as per the option selected. 2 Day - 1 Night:Day 1: Pickup from Dar es salaam Hotel / Residence at 8am & Drive to Mikumi via Morogoro for Lunch. Around 4pm reach at Lodge. where you will Relax, Swim, Drink & have Dinner. Day 2: After early breakfast by 7am we go straight to game drive In safari vehicle to search out Mikumi National Park’s giraffes, zebras, elephants, lions, and leopards, with picnic lunch inside the park. Around 2.30pm we drive back for Dar es salaam & arrive back by 9pm. The tour includes full board sharing accommodation, all the park fees & conservation fees, game drive, English Speaking Driver cum Guide & Transport 3 Day - 2 Nights: Day 1: Pickup from Dar es salaam Hotel / Residence at 8am & Drive to Mikumi via Morogoro for Lunch before arriving in Mikumi national park, arrive in late afternoon enjoy evening game drive witnessing great animals in different areas of the park like Mkata plain, Kisungura area and Hippo dams. Overnight staying at our Lodge where you will relax, swim, drink and have dinner. Day 2: After early breakfast by 7am we go straight to game drive In safari vehicle to search out Mikumi National Park’s giraffes, zebras, elephants, lions, and leopards, with picnic lunch inside the park then continue with the game drive for more wildlife sightings. You'll have the chance to see a variety of animals, such as buffalo, pythons, zebras, leopards, and crocodiles. Around 3:00 pm we will be back to the lodge where you will relax, swim, drink and have dinner. Day 3:After the breakfast we will check out and drive back to Dar es Salam where you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel to end your tour with lifelong memories. Day Trip:This option is excellent for travelers with short time but want to have a taste of African wild life Safari. Pick up take place early at 04:00 am in the morning, You'll be picked up from your hotel, Airport or Ferry Terminal in Dar es Salaam to start your day safari with the roughly 4-hour drive to Mikumi National Park. On arrival, go straight into a game drive for a few hours, and then stop for lunch. After lunch, continue with the game drive for more wildlife sightings.  Around 3 - 4 Pm, drive back to the city where you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel between 09 and 10 Pm to end your tour