Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Hotels and City Guide

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Dar Es Salaam - Eating Out

Local Cuisine and Customs

Tanzania does not have a national dish due to the many ethnic groups who have their own traditional cuisines, so Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian dishes are found on most menus. However, the staple diet of Tanzanians is a thick nutritious porridge (ugali) made from cassava or maize. Meat is not a staple as it is too expensive for the average Tanzanian, although nyama choma, usually grilled beef, is popular. Goat and chicken are favourite barbecued dishes served with grilled bananas or ugali. Their diet is supplemented with a stew of meat and vegetables.

Seafood dishes served with rice are eaten along the coast, including fish curries and shellfish often cooked in coconut milk and flavoured with exotic spices. Freshwater fish are a staple in the lake areas.

Local tropical fruits are available all year round as are cashew nuts in the south of the country where they are grown. Coconuts are extremely nutritious.

Indian snacks include samoosas, chapatis, mini meat kebabs. The hotels, lodges and camps all serve westernised foods, including fresh seafood from the Indian Ocean.

Liquor is not served in small Muslim restaurants in Zanzibar.

Tipping Advice

As this is a poor country, a tip of 15% will be appreciated by waiters in restaurants and bars even if there is a service charge. Also tip taxi drivers and hotel /lodge staff.

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....

Möevenpick Royal Palm Hotel

Möevenpick 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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