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Fort of Kilwa Kisiwani

Fort of Kilwa Kisiwani – located five hours (335 km) south of the capital, this is one of the oldest forts in East Africa. It was built in 1505 by the Portuguese and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Kilwa Kisiwani was once East Africa’s most popular trading post along the Indian […]

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Dar Es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage/DARCH

Dar Es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage/DARCH (Old Boma, Morogoro Road and Sokoine Drive, Dar Es Salaam) — facing the harbor and adjacent to the City Hall, the Old Boma is one of the city’s oldest buildings. It was built in 1866-67 by Majid bin Said, Sultan of Zanzibar, close to his one-time palace (which […]

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Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo (historic port city) — Bagamoyo was the most important trading port of the east central coast of Africa in the late 19th century. Bagamoyo’s history has been influenced by Indian and Arab traders, by the German colonial government and by Christian missionaries.   About 5 km (3 mi) south of Bagamoyo, the Kaole Ruins […]

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tAskari Monument

tAskari Monument (Nnamdi Azikiwe Avenue & Samora Avenue, Dar Es Salaam) – unveiled in 1927, this is a memorial to the Askari soldiers (local Tanzanians) who fought for the British Carrier Corps in World War I against the Germans that occupied Tanzania at the time. The Germans lost Tanzania to the British after World War […]

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Azania Front Lutheran Church

Azania Front Lutheran Church (Corner Azikiwe Street and Sokoine Drive, Dar Es Salaam) — In case you’re wondering about the architecture of the building, Azania Front Lutheran Church was built back in 1898 by German missionaries. Now-a-days, it is one of Dar Es Salaam’s landmarks. It is still used for services and choir rehearsals. Late […]