Flight tickets from George to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, is a vibrant and exciting place to visit. Famous for its diverse cultures, beautiful beaches, bustling markets and wealth of wildlife, Dar Es Salaam is a city you should definitely add to your bucket list. From majestic mosques and ancient sultan's palaces to the Humuro Rock and 16th century fortress, the diverse architecture of Dar Es Salaam is a feast for the eyes. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an adventurous journey, Dar Es Salaam will provide an unforgettable experience. Read this text to learn more about what you can explore and experience in this cultural capital.

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and is home to a rich and diverse population. The city has an estimated population of 5.3 million people and is often referred to as the "East African Manhattan". Dar Es Salaam's time zone is East Africa Time (UTC+three). The main languages spoken in the city are Kiswahili, English and Arabic, but many other regional and tribal languages are also spoken. The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS).

Climate and Weather

Located on the tropical east African coast, Dar Es Salaam is characterized by a humid subtropical climate. The climate is hot, relatively dry, and slightly less humid than the neighboring cities close to the coast. The city experiences two wet seasons which occur from October to April and May to September, with the most rainfall occurring in April and May. The average annual temperature is 81°F (27 °C) with the hottest period occurring between February and April, and the cooler months occurring between July and October. During the wet season, humidity levels can exceed 80%. The average amount of precipitation is 86 in (218 cm) per year, with most days having at least some form of precipitation.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar Es Salaam: Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) and Small Planet Airlines Tanzania (KJU). You can get from the main airport to downtown Dar Es Salaam by taking a taxi. The fares can range from $20 - $30, depending on the distance travelled. Yes, there are money exchange facilities at the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania’s economic and commercial capital, with many cultural and historical attractions. The city is home to ancient coastal ruins, exotic markets, and several monuments to its prominent figures
  2. Dar Es Salaam was a major port during the years of the 19th century slave trade, and it has a strong Arabheritage that is still visible in local customs. The city is a melting pot of African, Indian, and Arab culture, evident in its music, arts and cuisine
  3. Dar Es Salaam is a major entertainment hub, offering many live music venues, festivals, theatrical performances, art galleries and museums. Visitors can experience local culture with traditional Swahili dancing, workshops and cooking classes

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