Flight tickets from Lanseria to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania's largest city and the country's political, economic and culture center. Located on the Indian Ocean coast, Dar Es Salaam is home to a multicultural population of over four million people. With its unique blend of colonial, African and Islamic influences, it can often be seen as a microcosm of African society. Here, you will find a rich blend of cultures, history, attractions and activities that make it a great destination for travelers, entrepreneurs and those seeking to invest in the city. With its vibrant commercial sector and ever-growing port, Dar Es Salaam offers much in the way of potential. In this text, you will learn just what makes this city so unique and explore the many aspects of why Dar Es Salaam is an ideal business and tourist destination.

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and the second-largest city in East Africa after Nairobi. In 2019, it had 5,611,850 inhabitants, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. It has a tropical wet and dry climate. The currency of Dar Es Salaam is the Tanzanian Shilling. Dar Es Salaam is in the East Africa Time Zone, which is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+3 GMT). English and Kiswahili are the official languages spoken in Dar Es Salaam. French, German, and Arabic are also spoken.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Dar es Salaam is tropical and humid, with temperatures consistently around or above 27°C (81°F). There is a dry season between June and October, with some light rains in September, and a wet season between November and May with higher rainfall. The city is consistently hot and humid throughout the year, with low nightly temperatures rarely falling below 20°C (68°F). Dar es Salaam experiences more intense rainfall in the wet season, with the highest monthly averages reaching around 250 mm (10 inches). The city is also subject to sporadic flooding during the wet season due to heavy rainfall and occasional storm surges from the Indian Ocean.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar es Salaam: Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), the main international airport; and Dar es Salaam International Airport (DIA), an international and domestic airport. From the Julius Nyerere International Airport to downtown Dar Es Salaam, you can take a taxi and the fare ranges from 15,000 - 30,000 Tanzanian Shillings (approximately 6.5 - 13.5 USD) depending on your destination. You can also arrange for a private transfer or a shuttle service to get you to your destination. You can change money at the airports though the rates tend to be on the higher side. You can also look into other money exchange spots that may offer better exchange rates.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Dar es Salaam is said to be the most populous city in Tanzania and the second largest economy in East Africa. The city is known for its cultural diversity, impressive architecture and lush natural habitats
  2. The city is steeped in history; with cultural influences from influential former occupiers such as Germany and Britain, it is a fascinating place to explore
  3. Tourists looking to experience a truly unique city should explore the markets, restaurants and traditional cultural experiences that Dar Es Salaam is famous for. Music and art are popular cultural activities in the city, with performances, art exhibitions and festivals happening regularly

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