What To Do in Dar es Salaam

Top Local Attractions

From a day out at the zoo to a boat ride to Bongoyo and Mbudya Islands, our hotel is ideally placed to experience the best attractions in Dar es Salaam. Southern Sun Dar es Salaam is close to the Botanical Gardens and offers a convenient base from which to discover Tanzania’s game reserves that boast a large number of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, lion, leopard, impala, antelope and lots more. 

For beach lovers the hotel is near the beautiful South Beach, with its pristine, powdery white sand and crystal clear waters. The Slipway Craft Market is also nearby and has a number of stalls and shops selling local crafts, artwork, carvings, materials and trinkets.

Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands are a short boat ride away and boat services run back and forth between the islands daily, making it the perfect day trip. 

Find out what our recommendations are for the top local attractions near the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel.

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Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania+255 22 284 4371

Julius Nyerere International Airport is the international airport of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres southwest of the city centre.