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Dar es Salaam: City Tour

1. Dar es Salaam: City Tour

This tour of Dar es Salaam will take you to the National Museum, Village Museum, Mwenge Carvings Market, Tingatinga art Gallery, Slipway Shopping Centre, The Fish Market, City Centre, Historical Building, and many other sites. The name Dar es Salaam means "the house of peace" and is an exciting mix of sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment. The largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating blend of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present.  Learn about interesting facts of the city as well as some incredible historical sights that are all part of the adventure of the full-day tour.

Bagamoyo Historical Tour - Everyday

2. Bagamoyo Historical Tour - Everyday

Visit Bagamoyo, a historic center of trade located 65-kilometers north of Dar es Salaam on the coast opposite Zanzibar. Travel to fascinating archeological sites on a guided tour and discover the incredible history that shaped this ancient town. Step into the Kaole Ruins located 5-kilometers south of Bagamoyo. Learn the story of the ancient Arab town of Kaole that was forced into decline by the arrival of the Portuguese in the 15th century. Explore the ruins which consist of 30 tombs and the oldest mosque in East Africa. Bear witness to the reminders of Bagamoyo's past. Visit the prison where slaves were held captive during the slave and ivory trade. The word Bwagamoyo means “Here I throw down my heart,” reflecting the despair of those who would never return to Africa. See the relics of the colonial era at the Old Boma, a statehouse constructed by the Germans in 1897 and later taken over by the British after the first world war. Later, walk among the tombs of German leaders who perished during the First World War. Trace the roots of Christianity in Bagamoyo with the Catholic Museum, the former resting place of the famous explorer Dr. Livingstone. Then, see the First Cross erected in 1867 by French missionaries. Finally, enjoy the warm hospitality of Bagamoyo. Beautiful beaches and hotels make it the ideal destination for relaxation during a visit to Dar es Salaam.

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What people are saying about Dar es Salaam

I had an absolutely wonderful day tour of Dar es Salaam with Mike. This young man met me at the Ferry Terminus on my arrival, the first thing I saw when exiting the building, was my name held high in black and white. He gave me the required history of the area we were in and then he took me around the area before we drove to the next point. My tour lasted approximately six hours, and Mike kept me engaged all the way, he is a wealth of information and very knowledgeable about Dar. We covered so many places and only break for lunch. He also provided bottled water to keep me hydrated. He was very patient with my many questions, and his main interest was making sure I had a great experience. I now have a wonderful knowledge of this wonderful city. There was so much information at hand, and so fascinating. We also visited the tourist market where I was able to purchase all my souvenirs, and I found the fish market to be a memorable experience. Mike turned a good vacation into a great one.

Mike was a fantastic guide and opened my eyes to many aspects of Dar and Tanzanian more broadly (with Dar being my first stop in country). In addition to the lively bustle which he helped me navigate, his insightful perspectives into the city, it's histories, cultures, economies and peoples was something I came back to reflect on throughout the trip. Definitely a day worth exploring!

Great tour of Dar Es Saleem. Mike the guide was friendly and knowledgeable, learnt so much about the city and Tanzania. Great way to see the city, see so much in a short period of time which you wouldn't see by yourself.

great tour with Mike who answered all our questions and gave a good overview of history and culture of Tanzania.

We really enjoyed the tour with Anna’s valuable guidance