Holiday in Dar es Salaam

Where To Stay & What To Do

Dar es Salaam is a fascinating destination shaped by a medley of influences clearly seen on everything from the culture to the cuisine. Home to more than four million people, the humble fishing village charm of Dar es Salaam still shines through. From the dhows that fill the fish market to the women wearing kitenge and kanga, and from the bajaji and boda-boda zipping through narrow roadways to the spices and coffee, Dar es Salaam is diverse and compelling.

Stay in comfort with Southern Sun in Dar es Salaam at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. This leading Dar es Salaam hotel is renowned for comfort-boosting services and productivity-enhancing amenities. With modern meeting rooms, exceptional dining, a pool, gym, and great-sleep rooms in a tree-lined, location near the ocean, there’s nowhere better to discover Dar es Salaam’s many attractions.

Located just a five-minute walk from Southern Sun Dar es Salaam the National Museum of Tanzania is not one, but a collection of five museums preserving the history, nature and culture of Tanzania throughout the country. The main museum, the Dar es Salaam National Museum, features significant archaeological discoveries, as well as exhibits that look a little closer at colonial history, the dark days of the slave trade and the first people of Tanzania.

Other attractions nearby include the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve. The islands of Bongoyo, Mbudya, Fungu, Yasini and Pangavini are part of this Swahili Coast Marine Reserve. Uninhabited, but open for tourists to visit, Bongoyo and Mbudya are both beautiful tropical islands with sandy beaches, warm waters, and resident wildlife on the beach and under the water.