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Best things to do in Dar es Salaam

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Its lively and busy.. expect to find chain stores like Mr. Price, GAME, Baby shop etc.... If you would like cheap/ wholesale clothing, Kariakoo market is the place to go. ”
10 locals recommend
Establishment
“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
Restaurant
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“This is my all time favorite hangout spot during the weekend, for brunch or work meetings. It offers the best pastry in Dar!”
8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“An off the shore island where you can spend a day basking under the sun, sipping your favourite drink and enjoy the local foods offered on the island. A day trip worth it.”
9 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.”
10 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
Clothing Store
“Place to chill out and great dinning experience while the sunset is setting down.”
7 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
Restaurant
“Its a nice place for sushi and they have happy hours where you can get a half price”
7 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
Hotel
“If you're looking for a romantic and yet affordable lunch/ dinner with you partner then this is it, located next to the Dar es Salaam Yacht club where you can rent a boat to Bongoyo Island, go snorkelling all day for 25USD! ”
5 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
Night Club
“the most lively place for music, dinning, great ambiance, and got a billiard section.. ”
5 locals recommend
Lodging
4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Good place to get a drink or few. Good interior decoration. Karaoke every Wednesday nights.”
6 locals recommend
Market
“Your up-market grocer and supermarket. Lots of imported products from U.K. and Canada. Good wine and beer selection too. ”
2 locals recommend