Flight tickets from Kimberley to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the vibrant and bustling most populous city in Tanzania. Located on the stunning Indian Ocean coast of East Africa the city radiates a unique blend of authentic culture, modernity, and a rich history. Known as the “haven of peace” and the ‘Swahili cultural center’ of east Africa, Dar Es Salaam is a must-visit destination for any traveler. From its renowned multicultural nightlife to its awe-inspiring colonial-style architecture, Dar Es Salaam provides an unforgettable experience for any traveler. In this text, we will explore the many charms Dar Es Salaam has to offer.

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania located on the eastern coast of the country. It is known for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate. The population of Dar Es Salaam is estimated to be over 3 million, making it the largest city in Tanzania. It is a populous and dynamic port city with people from different backgrounds and cultures living there. Dar Es Salaam is in the Eastern Africa Time Zone (EAT) with UTC+3, meaning it is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Swahili is the official language of Tanzania and English is used for official and business purposes. Other languages spoken in the city include Chaga, Datooga, Haya, Zigula and Kuvi. The Tanzanian shilling is the currency used in Dar Es Salaam. It is divided into 100 cents and the currency code is TZS.

Climate and Weather

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and has a warm climate throughout the year. The annual average temperature is 25.2°C (77.4°F). The hottest months are January and February with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F). The coldest months are June and July with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F). The city receives heavy rains throughout the year, with more rainfall occurring from November to May. Average precipitation varies throughout the year and is approximately 750mm (30 inches). The city can be humid and sometimes uncomfortable during the middle of the day. The humidity ranges from 50-80%, and temperatures can reach up to 33°C (91°F). Dar Es Salaam experiences sea breezes from April to October, which helps to cool things down in the evenings. However, the city can also experience severe storms during the summer months.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar Es Salaam. The main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport and the other is Dar Es Salaam–Kilimanjaro International Airport. To get from the main airport to downtown Dar Es Salaam, you can take the Airport Bus services from Julius Nyerere International Airport to nearby bus stations such as Ubungo, Kariakoo and TZS Bus. Prices for the Airport Bus service typically range from 3000 to 5000 Tanzanian Shillings, depending on the journey. You can also take taxis or rental cars from the airport to downtown. Yes, there are local currency exchange offices available at the airports. However, you should check the rate first before exchanging your money.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Dar es Salaam is a major city in Tanzania known for its cultural diversity, with a population comprised of over 120 ethnic groups
  2. Many of its unique traditions have been preserved over the centuries, such as its architecture, performing arts, and handicrafts
  3. There are many cultural sites to visit, such as the National Museum, National Theatre, and the Makumbusho Village Museum

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