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Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion explores Dar-es-Salaam – located on the Indian Ocean coast, Tanzania’s largest city and logistics hub. It is affectionately known as ‘Dar’ but it is not the capital of the country – that title belongs to Dodoma.
Dar-es-Salaam is primarily a port city in southern Tanzania, located on a huge natural harbor. “Dar-es-Salaam” means “haven of peace”, but you’ll find with almost 3 million people calling the city home, it’s not exactly tranquil.
Visitors to Dar-es-Salaam are usually en route to Tanzania’s fantastic southern national parks including the Selous and Ruaha, or catching a ferry to the exotic Zanzibar archipelago.
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion Highlights
* Highlights of Dar es Salaam, also called “Haven of Peace
* Lively and colorful markets of Dar es Salaam city including Kariakoo
* Dar-es-Salaam is Tanzania’s largest & richest city, a historic port town
* Discover Tanzania’s largest and richest city on this in-depth half-day tour
* In-depth and comprehensive tour of Dar-es-Salaam with an expert guide
* Rich Swahili culture from a blend of Arab & Bantu influences of Dar es Salaam city
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion Itinerary
0830 Hours: We meet and greet you at your hotel, pier, or at your residence then drive you to the city centre where our half-day Dar-es-Salaam city tour begins. The tour starts from Botanical Garden. The gardens were established by the Germans in 1906. After world war I, the British maintained the garden.
Today the Botanical Gardens feature a wonderful selection of indigenous plants, including purple bougainvillea, blue jacaranda, scarlet flame trees, and red hibiscus as well as the coco-de-mer palm tree, native to Seychelles.
Then drive to National Museum, close to the Statehouse. In the museum, you will find Dr. Leakey’s findings from Olduvai Gorge including the skull of Nutcracker man (Zinjanthropus bosei) and other human fossils are displayed.
The Museum has many items that were used in the olden days by various tribes in Tanzania including a collection of tribal ornaments, headdresses, witch-craft paraphernalia, and traditional musical instruments collected from various regions in Tanzania.
Visit the famous Kivukoni Fish Market. This is the busiest fish market in Dar-es-Salaam where most fishermen come after their fishing expedition to sell their catch in wholesale.
You will see red snapper, lobster, prawns, squid, barracuda, and shellfish fresh from the Indian Ocean. You can buy corrie shells that are found along the Tanzania Indian ocean coastline.
Next visit is Nyumba ya Sanaa (in Swahili, “House of Art”), also known as the Mwalimu Nyerere Cultural Centre or Julius Nyerere Cultural Centre, is a cultural centre, art workshop, and shop established to promote local art and craftsmanship which are mostly made by women and disabled.
We drive to the Slipway Waterfront, northward on a magnificent Msasani Peninsula Bay. It offers an interesting mix of leisure, entertainment, shops, restaurants with different tastes and craft markets. Here you can have a chance to buy woodcarving, local garment, ornaments, and many other items displayed in the market stalls and in shops.
1300 Hours: Head to Makumbusho Village. The Makumbusho Village Museum displays traditional Tanzanian traditional homes, representing 18 ethnic tribes. You will be taken on a tour through the homes, which include furnished huts, meeting places, and cattle pens, and can view artists and craftsmen weaving, carving, and painting.
You also get to visit Mwenge Art Gallery located along old Bagamoyo road at Mwenge suburban close to Mlimani City Shopping Center. This is the area where local people sell their art and crafts. The gallery offers a wide selection of beautiful pottery, paintings, jewelry, and carvings.
Drive to the very colorful Kariakoo Market with exotic fresh produce and local textiles in the center via the University of Dar-Es-Salaam.
The University of Dar es Salaam is well-known as Mlimani’s short visit to the market before driving to Mnazi Mmoja Park Beautiful park near the city centre with a symbolic Uhuru Torch Monument, built to celebrate the country’s Independence in 1961.
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion Prices
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion Rates Includes:
Shopping time + Walking and driving + Mineral water during tour + Professional English speaking guides + Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half Day Excursion + All entry fees, guide fees, service charge,s and taxes & Pickup from your hotel in Dar-es-Salaam City and drop-off to your hotel
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* This tour focuses on Dar-es-Salaam’s Top attractions which include; Nyumba ya Sanaa, Tingatinga paintings, The National Museum, Kariakoo market, Fish Market, etc
Dar-es-Salaam City Tour Half-Day Excursion Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)