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Dar es Salaam Attractions

If you really want to find out what makes this country tick, Dar es Salaam is a fantastic place to start. Take a look at its icons, savor the national cuisine and acquaint yourself with the locals' stories along the way. Hold tight — your next big adventure is right around the corner.

Explore the sights of Dar es Salaam with some unique tours & day trips, or try out our list of 340 fun activities in Dar es Salaam. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can relax and put your energy into planning the vacation of a lifetime.

Things to Do in Dar es Salaam with Kids

There are loads of amazing experiences in Dar es Salaam that the whole gang will enjoy. Here are a few of the top family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Dar es Salaam

Some say the best things in life are free. Be sure to visit the following around Dar es Salaam:

University of Dar es Salaam - Architecture fans will no doubt enjoy marveling at the impressive modern design of this landmark.

Uhuru Monument - Chat to a local resident and discover why many tourists visit this place.

St Joseph's Cathedral - Gain an understanding of local religious beliefs at this place of worship.

Coco Beach - Be on the lookout for pretty shells and other shiny treasures washed up along the coastline here.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Dar es Salaam


Travelers enjoy Kariakoo for its restaurants and shopping. Consider checking out Kariakoo Market while you're in the area.

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Kivukoni is noteworthy for its waterfront views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens.


Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Nyumba ya Sanaa and Little Theatre.



Seaside views and bars are notable features of Masaki. You might consider a stop by The Slipway while you're exploring the neighborhood.



Visitors to Mchafukoge enjoy its waterfront views, and if you want to do some exploring, Uhuru Monument is worth a stop.



You might make a stop by Pugu Hills Nature Centre while you're exploring Mbezi.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Dar es Salaam on a sunny day?

These popular experiences are the perfect excuse to get outside and make the most of the sunshine:

What can you do in Dar es Salaam for free?

You'll hardly have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • Kariakoo Market
  • University of Dar es Salaam
  • Mlimani City
  • Coco Beach