Cheap Flights to Dar Es Salaam
Earlier known as a lethargic Zaramo fishing village, Dar es Salaam has now been transformed into a prosperous tropical metropolis of more than four million residents and has gained the reputation of a considerable stop-off while planning for a safari holiday. Nicely set along a natural harbour on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is home to numerous cultures and histories, such as African Tanzanians, Muslims, Lutherans, British and German expatriates, Arabic and South Asian communities and Catholics. Boasting some of the most crucial seaports in the world, the city is Tanzania’s commercial hub and second busiest port of East Africa.
Despite its notorious traffic jam and all above, Dar es Salaam has somehow maintained a down-to-earth, low-key feel. Having various cultures, the city showcases diversity in people as well - tourists can have authentic Chinese, American and Thai food in popular restaurants but if they want to taste some international cuisine, they can go for Zanzibari and traditional Tanzanian barbecue food. If we talk about attractions, the city is full of them. The Makumbusho Village Museum, the National Museum, the Askari Monument and Mawazo contemporary art gallery - if you are fond of art and history, you can spend some time in these museums. Oyster Bay, is an upmarket place of chic mansions and the location of Coco Beach - it is must-visit spot for a drink, swim or have lunch. Tourists looking for an authentic taste of city life should check out the Kivukoni Front, the busy fish market and Kariakoo Market.