Top things to do in Dodoma

Notable Building in Dodoma


The home of Tanzania’s parliament is an African-influenced round building. It’s only open to visitors during sessions (bring your passport), but is well worth a look from the outside at other times. Photography is s…
Italian in Dodoma

Leone l’Africano

Tasty Italian food, including one of Tanzania’s better pizzas, served in the shadow of Lion Rock. You can try local wines or play it safe with a European vintage. It has a playground and a 12-hole minigolf course.
International in Dodoma

New Dodoma Hotel

The menu here goes global with choices such as pizza, fish and chips, dhal tadka and fajitas. There are three separate menus and options: Italian, Indian/local and Chinese, with Indian dishes being the most reliable…
Market in Dodoma

Majengo Market

You can't miss the city's high-energy street market, where you'll be assailed by vendors selling phone chargers, plastic shoes and clothing. There are a few more choice items, including local cloth, classic wicker b…
Fast Food in Dodoma

Dodoma Wimpy

Not a real Wimpy, but it does have greasy burgers along with the usual assortment of local meals and snacks, most of them of Indian origin like bhaji and chicken biryani.
Mosque in Dodoma

Jamatkhana (Ismaili) Mosque

This mosque sits across the road from the Anglican church. Built in 1954 and used exclusively by Dodoma’s Ismaili Muslim community, it has a distinctly British neoclassical design.
Mosque in Dodoma

Gaddhaffi Mosque

Funded by the toppled Libyan dictator and opened in 2010, the pink Gaddhaffi Mosque north of the centre is one of East Africa’s largest mosques. It can hold 4500 worshippers.
Church in Dodoma

Anglican Church

In an interesting swapping of styles, the domed Anglican church in the town centre looks like something straight out of the Middle East.
Church in Dodoma

Catholic Cathedral

West of the centre, the enormous Catholic cathedral has Roman-style mosaics showing some saints, including the Ugandan Martyrs.
Church in Dodoma

Lutheran Cathedral

Next door to the Jamatkhana (Ismaili) Mosque, the Lutheran Cathedral is Dodoma's finest example of modernist architecture.