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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Udzungwa Mountains National Park (Kidayi) – located 6 hours (338 km) west of the capital, this park is a hikers mecca, complete with breathtaking forests, waterfall and hiking trails. One of the most popular hikes is the half-day route to the 170-meter Sanje Waterfall, where kids can see monkeys, various birds and butterflies on the […]

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Tinga Tinga Arts Co-operative Society

Tinga Tinga Arts Co-operative Society (Haile Selassie Road, Morogoro Stores, Dar Es Salaam) – “Tinga Tinga” paintings are the most commonly known tourist art attractions in Tanzania. These forms of art are found all across Tanzania – from small shops to large cooperatives. This co-operative was formed by the originator of this art form (Edward […]

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Sange Beach

Sange Beach — located in between Saadani National Park and Pangani, Sange Beach is another off-the-beaten-track mainland destination for those that prefer peace and quiet to full moon parties and backpacker bars. Silver sand and swaying coconut palms provide an idyllic backdrop for the thatched accommodation of Kijongo Bay Beach Resort.   Whether you choose […]

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Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park – for those with limited time in Tanzania and want to combine the safari and beach elements of your trip, head 62 miles (100 km) north of Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park. It’s the only national park in East Africa to border the Indian Ocean, and it’s entirely possible to […]

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Rotary Dar Marathon

Rotary Dar Marathon (Kenyatta Grounds, Dar Es Salaam) – since Tanzania has a reputation for producing top runners that have excelled at various marathon events around the world (including the New York and Boston Marathons), it’s perhaps no surprise that Dar Es Salaam would have its own running event.   The Rotary Dar Marathon is […]

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Pande Game Reserve

Pande Game Reserve – located just over an hour (25 km) northwest of the capital, this is a relatively easy day trip that tourists can take, if they’d like to engage in a safari and see animals in the wild, such as elephants, zebras, and even bats. Bird watchers will also see some interesting bird […]

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New Africa Casino

New Africa Casino (New Africa Hotel, Maktaba St, Dar es Salaam) – located within New Africa Hotel in the capital, this casino offers over 100 electronic slot machines & five gaming tables. The slot machines are fitted with an online smart-card gaming management & player tracking system, guaranteeing client satisfaction by keeping up with modern […]

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Mbudya Island

Mbudya Island (beach) – this island is bigger than Bongoyo and not as crowded. It’s slightly further away from the capital, but quite picturesque (as expected from an island that’s part of the Dar Es Salaam Marine Reserve). The water is turquoise and perfect. It’s best accessed from Mbezi Beach, but can also be accessed […]

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Kunduchi Water Park

Kunduchi Water Park (Dar Es Salaam) — If you’re traveling with kids or have a soft spot for water rides, make time for the 30-minute drive north of the city to Kunduchi Wet ’n’ Wild Water Park. There are more than 29 slides and several well-maintained pools (including a play pool for smaller children). You […]

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Kigamboni

Kigamboni (beach) – this beach is easily accessible from the capital (it’s only 10 km from the city center). Kigamboni is a clean, white sand beach with beautiful water for swimming. To get there from Dar Es Salaam, it’s best to leave early and spend the whole day there, since traffic jams can make it […]