Dar Es Salaam Tourism

Dar es Salaam (from Arabic: دار السلام‎‎ Dār as-Salām, literally "the abode of peace"; or simply Dar, formerly Mzizima) is the largest city of Tanzania and the largest city in eastern Africa by population, as well as a regionally important economic centre. It is Tanzania's most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film and television. It is Tanzania's leading financial centre with the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) being the country's first and most important stock exchange market. Dar es Salaam is the largest and most populous Swahili speaking city in the world. It is the capital of the Dar es Salaam Region administrative province and consists of five boroughs or administrative districts: northern Kinondoni, central Ilala, Ubungo, southern Temeke, and Kigamboni. The city is the leading arrival and departure point for most tourists who visit tourism areas in Tanzania like the national parks for safaris and the islands of Zanzibar. The region had a population of 4,364,541 as of the official 2012 census. Although Dar es Salaam lost its status as the nation's capital to Dodoma in 1974 (not completed until 1996), it remains the focus of the permanent central government bureaucracy.


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  • Know the pollution level of Dar Es Salaam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 77.38 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.05 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 72.37 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 79.17 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.25 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 72.06 (High)
  • How safe is Dar Es Salaam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dar Es Salaam.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.13 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 72.09 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.48 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.75 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 49.4 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 76.79 (High)
    • Attacks 57.56 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.1 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 19.77 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.84 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.02 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.19 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Dar Es Salaam is 90.23 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 35.36 (Low)
    • Climate Index 71.28 (High)
    • Pollution Index 74.95 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.16 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 23.92 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dar Es Salaam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 38.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.35 USD

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