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 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…
Tower in Dar es Salaam

Clock Tower

This clock tower is a landmark in central Dar es Salaam.
Church in Dar es Salaam

St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church is a helpful landmark.
Gardens in Dar es Salaam

Botanical Gardens

Although in danger of disappearing beneath development, these botanical gardens provide an essential shady oasis in a hot, dusty city. They were established in 1893 by Professor Stuhlman, the first Director of Agric…
Architecture in Dar es Salaam

State House

An imposing complex set amid large grounds, the State House was originally built by the Germans and rebuilt after WWI by the British.