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Dar es Salaam City tour

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Nestled along a natural harbor on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam’s a multicultural city, home to African Tanzanians, Arabic and South Asian communities, British and German expatriates, Catholics, Lutherans and Muslims. This diversity in people is reflected in the culture: the city boasts international cuisine ranging from traditional Tanzanian barbecue and Zanzibari food to Thai, Chinese and American restaurants. Its vibrant music scene has witnessed a rise in Bongo Flava, a form of hip hop

Dar es Salaam Tour Guide - Kevin  A.
Kevin A.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
12:00 AM

Meeting Point

at Johari Rontana Hotel

09:00 AM

Johari Rontana Hotel

Here is where we meet. Well, hard to say this but i do have cute eyes I'll be waiting at the place where your transport pulls up.

09:20 AM

Dar es Salaam Port and Ferry

The port is one of three ocean ports in the country and handles over 90% of the country's cargo traffic, and the ferry to Zanzibar.

09:40 AM

St Joseph cathedral

Dominating the harbor front, this Gothic-style Roman Catholic church is the seat of the Dar es Salaam archdiocese. Built by German missionaries between 1897 and 1902, the cathedral features numerous striking elements like the shingled spire, vaulted interior, and stained-glass windows behind the altar. Even today, visitors will find many of the original German inscriptions and artwork, including the carved relief above the main altar. The Sunday morning service is considered by many to be the best time to soak up the atmosphere.

10:20 AM

Botanical Garden

Although in danger of disappearing beneath development, these botanical gardens provide an essential shady oasis in the city. They were established in 1893 by Professor Stuhlman, the first Director of Agriculture, and were initially used as a testing ground for cash crops. They're still home to the Horticultural Society, which tends the indigenous and exotic plants, including scarlet flame trees, several species of palm, cycads and jacaranda.

10:30 AM

Askari Manument

This bronze statue, dedicated to Africans killed in WWI, is now a favourite haunt of street touts and dubious moneychangers.

10:40 AM

Azania Front Cathedral

is a Lutheran church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, serving as a cathedral for the local diocese. It is among the most well-known landmarks and tourist attractions of the city. It is in the city center, close to the ocean, facing the harbour.

11:20 AM

Kivukoni fish market

Discover an authentic slice of daily life in Dar es Salaam. Bargain hard for the catch of the day, treat your taste buds to the freshest seafood, and embrace the unique energy of the Kivukoni Fish Market. Be there early morning to watch as the boats return from the sea to offload their catch, and prepare yourself for an explosion of activity as the marketplace comes alive with auctions. Check out the diverse assortment of marine species and take in the sights and sounds of this distinctive Dar es Salaam attraction.

12:00 PM

Kariakoo Market

They say the best way to learn a language is just to start speaking it. This combined experience will have you conversing with the locals by the afternoon -guaranteed!

We’ll start the day by introducing you to the beautifully phonic and melodic language of Kiswahili.

I’ll teach you some of the origins of the language – and some words you probably already know, even if you’re not aware! This isn’t just guidebook Swahili, we’ll cut straight to the words and greetings most commonly use, focussing on how to order food and buy goods. Then, once you’re confident with some key phrases, we’ll head out to the most bustling market area in Dar: Kariakoo market.

Here you’re going to knock the socks off the stallholders by conversing with them in perfect Swahili – I dare you!

Don’t worry, I’ll be right by your side throughout. Expect laughter, amusement, and music as we fill up your toolkit with introductory Swahili.

03:00 PM

Mwenge woodcarvers

If you are looking for traditional African sculptures and crafts then the Mwenge Carvers Market is a great source of Makonde artwork.

This is a huge centre where about 200 artists can create and sell their work. Many stalls are shared by a number of artists, but you will also see plenty of carvers hard at work on an open patch of ground.

The carvers are devoted to their craft and spend years developing their particular style. Some pieces will take months or years to complete. Their equipment consists of a small range of tools, plus sandpaper for smoothing and shoe polish for sealing and polishing the wood.

You'll see intricate carvings such as the 'Tree of Life' which can be as tall as a man, figurines, bowls, chests and less common ritual masks, but there are also many everyday items to purchase such as jewellery, salad forks and beautiful ornaments. Additional crafts on display include fabrics, paintings (also Tinga Tinga) and basket ware.

Haggling is part of the experience at Mwenge Carvers Market and a sense of humour is required. You are expected to take part and eventually settle on a reasonable amount. The vendors are not wealthy and have families to support, if you approach the negotiation with fairness and respect in mind you will have a better experience. Tourist prices are generally higher than those for less affluent locals. It is a good idea to have a good walk around and get an idea of what is available and at what price.


04:30 PM

Mlimani City Mall

Its a large shopping mall which all shops, restaurants, cinema, children's fun fare, bars Here you can get everything that you want . Almost every weekends I visit Mlimani city, it's one of my favourite spot. The place is a perfect spot to solve all your shopping issues you can items at different prices also, you just have to pick your type of shop

I think right here you can find why Tanzanian coffee is the best in the world. Strangely, Tanzanian people prefer tea over a coffee. The higher quality coffee for which Tanzania is known, Arabica , is famous for its bright acidity and fruity, tart notes.

05:30 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

at Mlimani City Mall

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Water

Tour Important Information

This tour does not include a private car transfer. From Kivukoni fish market we can take a transport if you wish, because there's a little bit of distance to walk. And from Kariakoo to Mwenge woodcovers its far away from the city center, so will need to take Uber or Three wheels.

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I can guide you in anywhere in Tanzania if you let me know in advance

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Dar es Salaam Tour Reviews

Birthday gift

we ordered a dance class for our friend's birthday. Kevin and zagotora came to our hotel and we had a wonderful experience with dance and music

Rebecka M.

Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to express that. Hope will meet again next time.

$65/ per person

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