Flight tickets from Bloemfontein to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and a popular tourist destination. Located on the eastern coast of Africa, the historical port city offers a unique blend of culture, history, shopping, entertainment and the beautiful Indian Ocean. From centuries-old mosques to bustling markets, and from delectable local cuisine to luxury hotels, there's something for everyone in this dynamic East African metropolis. Dive into this guide to explore all the amazing experiences Dar Es Salaam has to offer.

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is located in Tanzania and is the official capital. As of the latest official census, the population of Dar Es Salaam is roughly 5.4 million. The most widely spoken language is Kiswahili, but English is also widely spoken. Dar Es Salaam is in the East African Time Zone (UTC + 3). The currency of Dar Es Salaam is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Major credit cards are widely accepted in the area, although you may need to negotiate with smaller vendors and traders. Overall, Dar Es Salaam is a vibrant and diverse city with a great mix of culture, languages and people.

Climate and Weather

Dar es Salaam has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid. It is located on the coast, so it experiences an even climate that is warm year-round. Temperatures range from mid to high 20s Celsius (mid 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit) during the day and can dip down to the low teens Celsius (high 50s Fahrenheit) at night. Rainfall is abundant in Dar es Salaam, with most of it occurring during two rainy seasons. The first season starts in October and peaks between February and March and the second season starts in March and goes until June. During the dry season, between July and September, rainfall is much lower. The climate in Dar es Salaam is generally very pleasant. There are some periods of high humidity and temperatures can become uncomfortably hot during prolonged dry spells, but overall, this major Tanzanian city offers a mild, warm and pleasant climate for its residents and visitors.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar Es Salaam: Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) and Songwe International Airport (CIT). You can get from Julius Nyerere Airport to downtown Dar Es Salaam on a taxi or mini-bus. The cost will vary depending on the distance from the airport. The fare for a taxi in the city centre is usually around 10,000-15,000 Tanzanian Shillings (TZS). You can change money at the Julius Nyerere Airport, as there are currency exchange kiosks located in the arrivals areas.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and is home to a diverse mix of cultures, languages, and religions
  2. The city has a rich history and was founded by Sultan Seyyid Majid of Zanzibar in 1862
  3. The city is now one of the most vibrant centres for art, culture, music and cuisine in East Africa, and is home to numerous attractions, markets and excellent restaurants

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