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Dar es Salaam
Nestled along a natural harbor on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a multicultural city, home to African Tanzanians, Arabic and South Asian communities, British and German expatriates, Catholics, Lutherans and Muslims. This diversity in people is reflected in the culture: the city boasts international cuisine ranging from traditional Tanzanian barbecue and Zanzibari food to Thai, Chinese and American restaurants. Its vibrant music scene has witnessed a rise in Bongo Flava, a form of hip hop.

All things to do » Things to do

Mbudya island
Mbudya island
Attraction type: Islands
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Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Attraction type: Mountains; National Parks; Parks
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Bongoyo Island
Bongoyo Island
Attraction type: Islands
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Kunduchi Wet 'N' Wild Water Park
Kunduchi Wet 'N' Wild Water Park
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Village Museum
Village Museum
Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
Attraction type: History Museums

All places to eat » Places to eat

Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant
Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 190 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Cuisines: Sushi, Thai, Vegetarian
305 Karafuu
305 Karafuu
Ranked #2 of 190 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
The Slow Leopard
The Slow Leopard
Ranked #3 of 190 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Good for: Bar scene
Addis in Dar
Addis in Dar
Ranked #4 of 190 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Gourmet
Gourmet
Ranked #5 of 190 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nemax Royal Hotel
Nemax Royal Hotel
$38 - $47
Ranked #3 of 62 Dar es Salaam B&B and Inns
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Friendly Gecko
Friendly Gecko
$20 - $50
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Eazy's Place
Eazy's Place
$12 - $15 (EUR 11 - 13)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Greenlight Hotel
Greenlight Hotel
$53 - $60
Ranked #5 of 62 Dar es Salaam B&B and Inns
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Pumzika Hotel
Pumzika Hotel
$68 - $70
Ranked #6 of 62 Dar es Salaam B&B and Inns
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Sophia House Hotel & Apartments
$71 - $75
Ranked #9 of 62 Dar es Salaam B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
5.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
$384 - $544
Ranked #2 of 80 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Colosseum Hotel
4.0 of 5 BEST WESTERN PLUS Colosseum Hotel
$132 - $154
Ranked #4 of 80 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
4.0 of 5
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
$178 - $277
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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