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Dar Es Salaam Zoo

Dar Es Salaam Zoo (Kibada) — this zoo is located in the Kigamboni-district in Dar Es Salaam region (37 km or one hour drive southwest from downtown Dar es Salaam). Such a visit is recommended for those who can’t do a full-scale safari. There’s a variety of domestic and wild animals consisting of Giraffe, Zebras; […]

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Dar Es Salaam Marine Reserve

Dar Es Salaam Marine Reserve — this is a group of marine wildlife reserves, situated off the coast of Dar es Salaam Region. The reserve system consists of nine uninhabited islands, four north of Dar es Salaam (Bongoyo, Mbudya, Pangavini and Fungu Yasini) and five south of the city (Inner and Outer Makatumbe, Inner and […]

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Coco Beach

Coco Beach (Touré Drive, Dar Es Salaam) — located on Msasani peninsula, Coco Beach is a favorite weekend location among the locals. The beach transforms into a food market with coconut and beer offered at many stands. If you arrive there during low tide, you won’t be able to swim, but Coco Beach is still […]

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Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens (Samora Avenue, Dar Es Salaam) – these gardens are a shady oasis (from a growing African metropolis) filled with an exciting combination of indigenous and exotic plants including the rare coco-de-mer palm tree outside its native Seychelles. Established in 1893, this stunning garden is now home to the Dar Es Salaam Horticultural Society […]

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Bongoyo Island

Bongoyo Island — Being a large city, Dar Es Salaam offers many opportunities for residents and tourists alike. Yet not everyone enjoys being in such a busy place day in day out. That’s what Bongoyo Island is for. Close enough to be easily reached and far enough to get out of the noisiness of the […]