Dar es Salaam
Azikiwe Street, PO Box 3222
+255 2221 39250

Dar es Salaam
Azikiwe Street, PO Box 3222

+255 2221 39250

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Botanical Gardens

Distance: 10 miles

Dating back to 1893, and the German colonial era, the city’s botanical gardens can be found opposite Karimjee Hall just a 15 minute walk from our hotel. This is a haven of peace and tranquillity in a big city, an oasis of indigenous flora and a few famous imports, such as the coco-de-mer palm tree which cannot be seen in many places outside its native home of the Seychelles.


Jangwani Beach

Soft warm sand lapped by Indian Ocean waves, perfect for relaxing on from dawn to dusk or as the launch-point for energetic water sports and island adventures. Alternatively you could take a trip out to the Mbudya Marine Nature Reserve to experience a wondrous undersea reef world teaming with life, the perfect way to enjoy your holiday in Dar es Salaam.


Kariakoo Market

This sprawling market, the largest in Dar es Salaam, offers a dizzying maze of stalls selling everything from foods and clothing to electrical items and anything else the average city dweller could need. Not too many souvenirs available here but an excellent view of city life Dar es Salaam-style.


Askari Monument

Distance: 1.2 miles

Just 500 metres from your Dar es Salaam accommodation is the famous Askari Monument. It is located on a busy roundabout at the cross section of Samora Machel Avenue and Azikiwe Street, which is said to represent the city’s geographic centre when this monument was unveiled in 1927. The monument is a memorial to those East African soldiers who fought and died in the British Carrier Corps of World War I and the bronze statue of the Askari soldier atop the plinth was fashioned by British sculptor James Alexander Stevenson.


Historic Buildings

Dar es Salaam has a colourful and intriguing history and many of its buildings tell their own individual tales. Some of the more interesting to visit would be the former house of parliament Karimjee Hall, the Bavarian-styled harbour-facing Azania Front Lutheran Church built in the 1890s and today one of the city’s most famous landmarks, and the National Museum with displays that range from fossil discoveries to the cultural heritage of the region and a small but very select collection of vintage vehicles.



Bagamoyo was no more than a trading centre for fishermen and farmers until the late 18th century when the town was officially founded. But by the late 19th century it was the most important trading post of the east central coast of Africa, and it became the first capital of Tanzania. Today this town of 30,000 people is a World Heritage Site, the centre for traditional dhow sailboat building and offers a cultural insight into the region with both the preserved ruins of the colonial past and an internationally famous arts college inspiring the artists of the future.



Two hours away by ferry or 20 to 30 minutes by plane is the island paradise of Zanzibar. As soon as you step onto her cobbled streets or palm tree lined white sandy beaches you know that you are somewhere special. This jewel in the Indian Ocean is surrounded by crystal clear waters and is full of the exotic sights and smells of island life. The narrow streets of Stone Town at the heart of Zanzibar City are full of spice shops selling the island’s major exports of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. Well worth a visit.

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