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A Glimpse of Dar-Es-Salaam

A Glimpse of Dar-Es-Salaam

From sleepy fishing village to a tropical gateway and busy metropolis, Dar es Salaam has come a long way over the last century. Artisan craft markets, sand beaches, and cliff-top seafood restaurants are just some of my Dar es Salaam delights. Founded in 1862 by the Sultan Majid of Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam (Arabic for ‘Haven of Peace’) has survived much adversity but emerged as a wonderfully cosmopolitan city that has much to offer.

Initially expanded by profits from coconut plantations, the area’s wealth grew when the German East Africa Company established a trading station there in 1887. Dar es Salaam served as the capital of German East Africa for 25 years (and the capital of Tanzania from 1964 – 1974 before handing that role to Dodoma). When German East Africa ceased to exist in 1916, Tanzania became part of the British Empire before gaining independence in 1961.

Today, Dar es Salaam’s rich history and colonial past is reflected in the buildings dotted around town. You’ll notice a mix of British, Islamic, German, and Asian architectural styles. The modern high-rises however, were built post-independence, as were the city’s hospital, university, and high court.

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Ngurdoto Crater in Arusha National Park

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Planning your  trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Dar-Es-Salaam such as events and attractions, key traveller information to make your Dar-Es-Salaam visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Dar-Es-Salaam, you’ll find everything you need for your Dar-Es-Salaam holiday on Our Website. Dar-Es-Salaam City Travel guide has the information about latest events not to miss while you visit Dar-Es-Salaam – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Dar-Es-Salaam.

Discover the best day trips from Dar-Es-Salaam or try one of the best tours Dar-Es-Salaam and nearby regions. If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Dar-Es-Salaam with kids and find suitable accommodation such as Dar Es Salaam holiday apartments. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Dar-Es-Salaam or planning a longer holiday in Tanzania, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need. { Dar-es-salaam travel guide} “Talk to us for all your Kilimanjaro and Meru Climb, Safari and Beach time in Zanzibar.

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