Top ChoiceEthiopian in Dar es Salaam

Addis in Dar

Addis in Dar is decorated with embroidered umbrella lampshades, hand-carved seats and woven tables where food is served communally. Try a combination meal to sample a range of flavours. Everything is served on a...

Top ChoiceAsian in Dar es Salaam


From the high sheen of the marble-tiled floors to the elegant Asian-inspired furnishings, gloved waiters and immaculate sushi bar, the Hyatt's gourmet Asian restaurant aims to seduce and impress. Fortunately the...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Wonder Workshop

At this excellent workshop, artists with disabilities create world-class jewellery, sculptures, candles, stationery and other crafts from old glass, metal, car parts and other recycled materials. There’s a small...

Top ChoiceIndian in Dar es Salaam

Chapan Bhog

Chapan Bhog’s Gujurati dhoklas (savoury steamed chickpea cakes), South Indian dosas (fermented crêpes) and thalis are a vegetarian nirvana in a sea of nyama choma (roasted meat). The all-vegetarian menu is...

Italian in Dar es Salaam

Zuane Trattoria & Pizzeria

With its luxuriant garden setting this Italian trattoria housed in an old colonial villa is one of Dar's most atmospheric dining options. The menu features classics such as wood-fired pizzas, melanzana parmigiana...

Gallery in Dar es Salaam

Nafasi Art Space

Aiming to be the leading contemporary art centre in Tanzania, Nafasi is a complex of studios housed in an old industrial warehouse in Mikocheni. Many local member artists work there alongside regional and...

Barbecue in Dar es Salaam

Mamboz Corner BBQ

This streetside place is home to what many claim is Dar’s best grilled chicken, including spicy gujarr chicken, lemon chicken and chicken sekela (with tamarind sauce), as well as dry fried fish and bowls of urojo...

Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Tingatinga Centre

This excellent centre is at the spot where Edward Saidi Tingatinga originally marketed his designs, and it’s still one of the best places to buy Tingatinga paintings and to watch the artists at work.

Dance in Dar es Salaam

Alliance Française

Traditional and modern dance, live music and more at the monthly Barazani multicultural nights. It’s held on the second or third Wednesday of the month; the schedule is on its website.

Marine Reserve in Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve

Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve System

The uninhabited islands of Bongoyo, Mbudya, Pangavini and Fungu Yasini, just off the coastline north of Dar es Salaam, form this marine reserve system. Bongoyo and Mbudya – the two most visited islands, and the...

Museum in Dar es Salaam

National Museum & House of Culture

National Museum & House of Culture

The National Museum houses a copy of the famous fossil discoveries of zinjanthropus ('nutcracker man') from Olduvai Gorge, plus other archaeological finds. Wander through the History Room and ethnographic...

Museum in Dar es Salaam

Village Museum

Village Museum

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

Market in Dar es Salaam

Fish Market

Head down to the Kivukoni fish market in the early morning to see fishers flog their catch to restauranteurs and homemakers with all the zeal of Wall St stockbrokers. The market is divided into two main sections,...

Church in Dar es Salaam

St Joseph Cathedral

This spired, Gothic-style, Roman Catholic cathedral was built at the turn of the 19th century by German missionaries. In addition to the striking stained-glass windows behind the main altar (best viewed late in...

Market in Dar es Salaam

Kariakoo Market

Dar es Salaam's biggest and busiest market occupies several city blocks and the former barracks of the British Carrier Corp. It heaves with people morning, noon and night and you can find virtually anything here....

International in Dar es Salaam


Dine beneath a starry night sky on creative, contemporary dishes such as herb-crusted grouper, spicy jerk chicken and tuna carpaccio. The trendy, open-air terrace is dotted with candlelit tables arranged around a...

Steak in Dar es Salaam

Coral Ridge Spurs

Burgers, steaks, a salad bar, birthday celebrations, yummy desserts, fast service and a children's play area with video games make this place a favourite spot for families and children. Evenings, it's almost...

Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Mwenge Carvers’ Market

This market is packed with vendors, and you can watch woodcarvers at work. Take the Mwenge dalla-dalla from New Posta transport stand to the end of the route, from where it’s five minutes on foot down Sam Nujoma Rd.

European in Dar es Salaam

Under the Mango Tree

This bright courtyard-style place serves well-prepared crêpes, burgers, pasta and other light meals. It's worth checking its Facebook page for announcements about frequent evening special events.

Dance in Dar es Salaam

Village Museum

Ngoma (drumming and dancing) performances daily (Tsh2000 per person), whenever there is sufficient demand, plus occasional special afternoon programs highlighting the dances of individual tribes.