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Dar es Salaam overview

You might find the perfect souvenir at Kariakoo Market or Kivukoni Fish Market in Dar es Salaam. While you're here, stop by Uhuru Monument and St Joseph's Cathedral. Whatever your interests are, Dar es Salaam has something for you.

Where to stay in Dar es Salaam

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Dar es Salaam has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Dar es Salaam with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Dar es Salaam hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Dar es Salaam hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Dar es Salaam

Fly in to Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.), 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from downtown Dar es Salaam. Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away. Dar Es Salaam Central Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Dar es Salaam

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal
  • • Port of Dar es Salaam
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Dar-es-Salaam Zoo
  • • Pugu Hills Nature Centre
Here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Kariakoo Market
  • • Kivukoni Fish Market
  • • Ilala Market
  • • The Slipway
  • • Mwenge Carvers Market
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Uhuru Monument
  • • St Joseph's Cathedral
  • • Atiman House
  • • Askari Monument
  • • Azania Front Lutheran Church

When to visit Dar es Salaam

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 88°F day, 74°F night
  • • April-June: 86°F day, 67°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 66°F night
  • • October-December: 87°F day, 68°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • • April-June: 0.87 inches
  • • July-September: 0.12 inches
  • • October-December: 0.28 inches