Dar es Salaam Vacations

Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is the ideal holiday destination to recharge the spirit.

From here it's 420 miles (676 kilometers) to the northwest to Nairobi, Kenya and 1750 miles (2816 kilometers) to the southwest to Lesotho, Africa.

The Dar es Salaam area is well known as a great destination if you love to shop so be sure to get your retail fix while you are here. Pick up a hot deal, splash out on a little luxury or just enjoy people watching. In The Slipway and Mlimani City vendors offer a wide range of merchandise. There is more shopping fun at Kariakoo Market and Mwenge Carvers Market.

If you are seeking out a little culture in Dar es Salaam take the family to its many thought-provoking museums. Take the entire family to the National Museum of Tanzania, the Nyumba ya Sanaa and the Makumbusho Village, three of the best venues for those with inquiring minds.

Those with a passion for plants will appreciate Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens, an important area of conservation in Dar es Salaam. Like other botanical gardens on the continent this place plays an important role in protecting many plant species.

The St Joseph's Cathedral is a long-standing place of worship that has a rich history. Wander through this interesting building, learn its history and find out why it is such a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

One of the most iconic monuments and heritage buildings in Dar es Salaam is the Atiman House. This special place provides for visitors the chance to deepen their understanding of an important time in history. Enquire about a guided tour, try to imagine what it was like in times gone by and deepen your knowledge of local history.

Discover the lighter side of in the Dar es Salaam area at Wet n Wild Water Park, a popular destination the entire family will enjoy. Don't miss the chance to visit this fun and educational attraction, offering a great day out for the whole family.

If you love animals, try to add Dar-es-Salaam Zoo to your itinerary to discover animals great and small. If your time is limited, stop by the information counter and grab a map so you can quickly find the park’s key exhibits.

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