Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Hotels and City Guide

Dar Es Salaam Hotels and Dar Es Salaam Guide with Dar Es Salaam maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Dar Es Salaam hotels

Dar Es Salaam - Attractions

Attractions & Sightseeing in Dar es Salaam

Askari Monument
Samora Machel Avenue

This dramatic bronze sculpture in the centre of the town was erected in remembrance of the African troops who died during World War 1.

The National Museum
Cnr Shaaban Robert Street and Samora Machel Avenue

The shady trees planted during the colonial era make this an attractive part of town. The National Museum building houses cultural, ecological, historical exhibits as well as sculptures, beautiful tiles and decorative carvings.

Nyerere Cultural Centre
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road (next door to the Royal Palm Hotel)

This centre consists of artists’ studios, a travel agency, gifts, a café and and hosts musical concerts and traditional dance shows.


The largest covered market on the continent is vibrant with colour, noise, hustle and bustle, but beware of pickpockets as this area is not safe for tourists.

The Village Museum
New Bagamoyo Road

The museum consists of 18 huts furnished in the styles of different ethnic groups. Traditional dances are performed and agricultural workers get on with their farming.

Mwenge Crafts Market
Sam Nujoma Road, off New Bagamoyo Road

Haggle to your heart’s delight in this market where the Makonde tribe’s wooden carvings are a speciality.

Kivukoni Front

Watch the ships and dhows sailing through the narrow harbour entrance. Take a ferry to Kigamboni which resembles a tropical island across the harbour mouth. South Beach is a popular resort.

St Joseph’s Cathedral
Sokoine Drive

Overlooking the harbour, the elegant Gothic-spired Roman Catholic cathedral built by German missionaries at the turn of the 20th century, boasts beautiful stained glass windows behind the altar transmitting a translucent glow in the afternoon sunshine.

White Fathers’ Mission House

Close to the cathedral and dating from the 1860s, this is one of the oldest buildings in Dar es Salaam which became the order’s East African headquarters in 1922. It is thought to have been the harem of Sultan Majid of Zanzibar.

Value for Money Sightseeing

Tanzania practises a policy of high cost, low impact tourism, which makes it an expensive destination. However, hotels, lodges, fly-in safaris and tour companies offer all-inclusive safaris to the national parks.

Hotels in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

Garden Avenue Dar Es Salaam TANZANIA

152 guest rooms and 2 suites 5 floors We have a well lit and secure parking area which can accommodate at least 50 cars

Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam

Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam

PO Box 20200, 6300, Dar Es Salaam

This luxurious hotel is spacious with 84 comfortable designed rooms and 6 suites all with balconies offering splendid views over the Indian Ocean and the City. The hotel's architecture has traditional Arabic influences, which is characteristic on the East African Coast....

Mevenpick Royal Palm Hotel

Mevenpick Royal Palm Hotel

P.O. Box 791,Ohio Street,Dar es Salaam,Tanzania,

Hotel Introduction A beacon of hospitality in the heart of this Tanzanian city, the Moevenpick Royal Palm offers travellers a welcoming haven of comfort and unrivalled luxury. Stylish and elegant, the hotels magnificient lobby mirrors the sophisticated...


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