What to do in Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam Attractions

Dar es Salaam has plenty to offer. Whether you're after heart-pumping adventures or you're hoping to discover the local history, it won't be long before you fall in love with this place. With countless attractions to discover in this bustling capital, we recommend you start planning your travel itinerary as soon as you can.

If you're ready to discover the best of Dar es Salaam, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly local show you some of the most popular sights. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top {223 fun activities in Dar es Salaam fun activities in Dar es Salaam} are also worth a look.

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What to do in Dar es Salaam

Free Things to Do in Dar es Salaam

There's no need to run your credit card hot in Dar es Salaam. The following won't cost a red cent.

University of Dar es Salaam - If you're impressed by modern architecture, add this attraction to your itinerary.

Uhuru Monument - Well known among those who reside here, this place is worth dropping by.

St Joseph's Cathedral - Throw a little spirituality into your vacation by spending some time at this sacred place.

Coco Beach - Toss a ball around with the young ones or simply lay back and soak up the sun's rays at this pretty coastal spot.

Things to Do in Dar es Salaam with Kids

There are lots of outstanding experiences in Dar es Salaam that the entire gang will enjoy. Here are some of the top family friendly experiences in the area.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Dar es Salaam on a sunny day?
A Bagamoyo & Ruins Full-Day Tour is the ideal activity for visitors who don’t want to miss a moment of sunshine in Dar es Salaam.
Are there cheap things to do in Dar es Salaam?
If you’re eager to make your travel savings last a while, you can’t beat a Kariakoo Market.
What can you do in Dar es Salaam for free?
You could put your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions won’t cost you a dime:

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

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