Dar es Salaam Beach
Over the last century, Dar es Salaam has grown from a sleepy Zaramo fishing village into a thriving tropical city of more than four million people. Straddling some of the most important sea routes in the world, it is East Africa’s second-busiest port and Tanzania’s commercial hub. Dar es Salaam’s architecture is a mixture of African, Arab, Indian and German, although much of this is now dwarfed by towering high-rises. Many travellers bypass ‘Dar’ completely; those that linger will encounter the city’s eclectic cultural mix and languid vibe.
Top Beach in Dar es Salaam
- White sands Beach
Located in Jangwani beach in the North of the city centre, the white-sands is one of the long white sandy beaches that make Tanzania a haven for beach lovers. The weather, locations, sunrise and sunset, people, hotels contributes to the feeling of being in paradise.
North of the city Centre, the Msasani Peninsula is fringed with a long stretch of sand and coral rag beach along its eastern side. Swimming is only possible at high tide, but it’s a favourite weekend sport for locals, when the beach is dotted with food stalls, coconut stands and beer sellers. Weekends are the best time to enjoy lively, crowded Coco Beach.
- Kigamboni Beach,
Referred as South beach, it’s a clean, white sand beach with beautiful water for swimming and watersport, also a break from city life and the chance for dhow excursions to Sinda Island for snorkeling before setting up lunch on a deserted beach.
- Ras Kutani Beach,
Set between the sea and a small lagoon on a wonderful stretch of beach, this lovely, barefoot luxury resort has spacious natural-style bungalows with beach-facing verandahs. Bird watching, forest walks, canoeing in the lagoon and snorkeling can be arranged. This lovely slice of paradise is a wonderful spot to unwind.
The eastern side of Dar es Salaam, the tones of beautiful beaches in Mbenzi Kunduchi area, is set on a large stretch of white sand, and with a long row of attractive beach and the sunset is amazing.
- Ununio Beach
A white sand shoreline in eastern side Dar es Salaam central and in the northern suburbs of Ununio near an ancient fishing village that shares its name. Place to explore a clean beaches, interact with the locals, swim in the ocean, or buy some fresh seafood – raw or fried, and one of the less used beaches in the city, mostly empty during weekdays, with the exception of fishermen who can normally be seen tending their nets and boats during the day
Good to Know
Best Time To Visit
All year round
- Dar es Salaam city tour
Privately guided tour to the top city’s attractions such as Kivukoni fish market, Askari Monument, Kariakoo Market, Central Railway Station, St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral and the Greek Orthodox Church. Mwenge Carver’s Market, National Museum and the open-air Village Museum, Tingatinga Shopping Central, Coco beach and nearby magnificent golden beaches and lush islands Dar is a great place to explore.
- Bagamoyo Historical tour
The historic town, will enlighten tourist of how and where slaves and slavery trade were conducted in East Africa, it will edify tourist about Colonial error by visiting Old Boma which was the First German East Africa State House in East Africa, Old Fort, Kaole Ruins, Catholic Museum, Crocodile Farm, Old Port in East Africa, get the history of Caravanserai, The First Cross erected by the Missionary on the coast of East Africa, Dr. Livingstone’s Church, the fish market and many others places if time permits
- Zanzibar day trip tour
Enjoy day trip to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam with Kilimanjaro fast ferry. Learn about the vast amount of history the island. Take a trip to Prison Island, stone town tour, spice farms, and enjoy lunch while visiting. Late transfer back to Dar es Salaam at the end of your day.
- Getaway to Bongoyo Island or Mbudya Island
Moving away from mainland Dar es Salaam, Bongoyo or Mbudya Island is closest to the city. It’s an amazing island which is just 20 minutes with boat ride from mainland and the best abode to enjoy an amazing atmosphere, sunbathing, snorkeling, bird watching, swimming at a very clean beach, great sea food and the boat ride was also very good.
- Wedding, Honeymoon, Dine out
- Beach Holiday & Spa treatments
- Snorkeling, fishing, sport Holidays
- Natural walk, Shopping, fun & Nightlife
- Tanzania foods, home stay & Cooking Class
- 2 Days/1Night Safari Mikumi National Park
- 3 Days/2Night Nyerere National Park (Selous game reserve)
- 2 Days/1Night Saadani National Park. “Where the beach meets the bush”
Dar es Salaam has a numerous accommodation from city central to beach, range budget hotels, Semi-luxury and luxury traveler with a warm hospitality