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Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Learn about Tanzania's deep history, from the origins of humanity to the Swahili coast, to independence. The museum is not to be missed!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Excellent day trip, wonderful clean water, great sea food on offer at the island. relaxing and atmosphere.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Bongoyo island is a short boat trip from Slipway Hotel. It is the perfect place to rest, rejuvenate and relax in Tanzania.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Varieties of shopping , all banks open on Sunday’s , good food and kids play ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious baked goods. 5mins walk away. A quiet shaded area hidden away. Kids play area age 4+.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“English style pub in the heart of Dar-es-Salaam. The food is also great! It's popular as a sports bar, music/dj events and general catch up spot for a drink or two. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“This is the beach I grew up on and where all the locals visit. It gets VERY busy during the weekend, so I would go during the week. At the far end of the beach there are plenty of local street food stalls with fried cassava, bbq's and coconut water. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Shoppers supermarket is a short drive away however you will find a variety of items at reasonable prices”
  • 7 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Place to chill out and great dinning experience while the sunset is setting down.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“the most lively place for music, dinning, great ambiance, and got a billiard section.. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel
“A walking distance, about 10 mins away, i recommend the back route where there are less cars. Slipway is a must to visit, a beautiful calm and relaxed open area overlooking the ocean, free to visit and have a look around, shops, books, restaurants, meet up place, kids play area (open at certain times and need to pay a small entrance fee), pharmacy, day trips to a nearby island adventure, fresh fish, tourist information centre, post box and much more all in one space.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The supermarket is close and well stocked, the coffee shop knows a lot about a good Latte, there is a varied of restaurants, they have jewelry and clothes stores and there is good pharmacy.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Tanzania's only revolving restaurant. Located at the city center in one of the most tallest building, The food in here is delicious and reasonably priced such as they offer buffet services 35000 Tzs approximately 15$ to 20$.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Hottest DJ's on the weekends, and they actually have decent burgers too! Open from 7pm onwards”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its a nice place for sushi and they have happy hours where you can get a half price”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Delicious baked goods. 5mins walk away. A quiet shaded area hidden away. Kids play area age 4+.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“English style pub in the heart of Dar-es-Salaam. The food is also great! It's popular as a sports bar, music/dj events and general catch up spot for a drink or two. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Tanzania's only revolving restaurant. Located at the city center in one of the most tallest building, The food in here is delicious and reasonably priced such as they offer buffet services 35000 Tzs approximately 15$ to 20$.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its a nice place for sushi and they have happy hours where you can get a half price”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The best Italian restaurant in Dar. The Pizzas are delicious so is the seafood and pasta!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Good place to get a drink or few. Good interior decoration. Karaoke every Wednesday nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Friday nights is the busiest, with Live DJ's and drinks flowing. Good vibe if you're into dance/techno/house music. They also do nice steaks and daily specials on food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you want to have a wild night out, good food and beach access. Live bands on Sundays”
  • 4 locals recommend

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