Raised from the humble surroundings
of a Fishing Village just over a century ago, Dar Es Salaam blossomed into one
of the most beautiful sea-side capitals. Many beautiful and unspoilt beaches are
within easy reach of Dar Es Salaam, literally translated as "The Heaven of
Peace". Our most popular excursion in the city for tourists in transit enroute
to the game parks of the North or South, or for Business clients with some leisure
time, is the half day Dar Es Salaam City Tour.
Here is a sample of the
sights and sounds you will experience during the tour:
This is near Jamhuri and Uhuru Streets. On one side is seen the
Uhuru Torch Monument erected to symbolise the Freedom Torch placed at the peak
of Mt. Kilimanjaro upon Tanzania's attainment of independence. On the other side
of the park is the Republic Fountain which commemorated the foundation of the
republic in 1962.
main market has an interesting local colour and a diversity of peoples as well
as exotic fruits, fresh fish, food products, handicrafts, local textile material
and many other locally made products. The market's colour, charm and character
makes it a must for every visitor.
University is superbly laid out amidst lawns and gardens on the Ubungo Observation
Hill, some 14 kms. Away from the city. The hill offers magnificent open view of
Dar Es Salaam city. The main campus area is built on three low hills, well wooded
with cashew trees.
10 kms. Along Bagamoyo Road and has a collection of authentically constructed
traditional houses of various Tanzanian tribes. It displays several distinct architectural
styles with building materials ranging from sand, grass and poles to mud and rock.
Villagers demonstrate their ancient skills of carving and weaving and offer their
products for sale.
the heart of Dar Es Salaam there is a unique centre for creating and selling Tanzanian
arts and crafts. Many of the artists working here have developed their talents
through training which enable them to transform traditional materials, designs
and motifs into contemporary forms. At 'Nyumba ya Sanaa', one finds many exciting
creative activities to become absorbed in like painting, drawing, figurative wax
batik and etching. Carvings of ebony are made as well as jewellery, ceramics and
'tie-and-dye' dresses for men, women and children.
The outstanding attraction is the Hall of Man where Dr. Leakey's
finds from Olduvai Gorge including the skull of Nutcrackerman (Zinjanthropus bosei)
and other human fossils are displayed. The Museum offers an outstanding ethnographic
collection of tribal ornaments, head-dresses, witch-craft paraphernalia and traditional
musical instruments collected from various regions in Tanzania. Also, the history
of the East African Coast is well portrayed with Chinese porcelain glazed pottery,
trade wide beads from India and a series of copper coins from the Sultan of Kilwa.
The State House accommodates the offices of the President. It has
an ornate structure reflecting a blend of African and Arabic architecture, partly
built on the foundation of the old German Palace in 1922.