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; Crocodiles; Snakes; Antelopes; Tortoises; Gazelles; a wide variety of birds, including terrestrial and water birds; birds of prey; different species of monkeys and baboons; hyenas; nocturnal animals, including the African Bull Frog; Spring Hare; Spotted Hyena to name a few, and not forgetting the Lion King, René! And the newly added lioness Ruby and Queen the leopard.
There are also Camels, Horses and Donkeys all living harmoniously together, and with the sole purpose for the dream-ride, giving visitors a chance to ride the animals and set out for a caravan safari around the zoo. There is also a kid’s zone with slides, swings, jungle-jims, etc, to keep the little ones occupied while the grown-ups chill out in one of the many thatched bandas (huts) sparsely distributed throughout the land, while sipping on a cool drink and biting into a light meal. Admission: US$20 per person. Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (daily)