The Slipway (Yacht Club Road, Dar Es Salaam) — For a more sedate shopping experience, head to pedestrianized expat hangout The Slipway. This peaceful enclave is home to a range of boutiques selling stylish clothing and quality (but pricey) Tanzanian artwork. There’s also an excellent bookshop, a hotel and a supermarket that sells international and gourmet ingredients you’ll struggle to find elsewhere in the city.
When you finish shopping, regroup with sundowners at The Waterfront, an open-air bar and restaurant with a global menu and beautiful Msasani Bay views. The Slipway is also a popular departure point for fishing charters and excursions to the islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve.