Flight tickets from Londolozi to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and has been known as a major seaport and commercial centre since at least the early 19th century. It is a modern, bustling city with a population of over five million people and is Tanzania’s largest and busiest single urban area. With its beautiful Indian Ocean beaches and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Dar es Salaam is an interesting place to explore. In this text, we'll look at the history, geography and culture of this vibrant African city.

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania's largest city and a major economic centre in East Africa. It is located on the eastern coast of Tanzania, on the Indian Ocean. According to the 2012 census, the population of Dar Es Salaam was just over 4 million inhabitants, making it the 14th most populous city in Africa. The city lies in the Eastern Time Zone, two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The official language of Dar Es Salaam and all of Tanzania is Swahili. Other languages spoken in the city include English, Arabic, and other local Bantu languages. The currency used in Dar Es Salaam is the Tanzanian Shilling. The US Dollar is widely accepted, but street vendors and local markets usually price items in Tanzanian Shillings. ATM machines dispense Tanzanian Shillings only. Credit cards are accepted at some more high-end places around the city.

Climate and Weather

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania situated along the Indian Ocean. The city experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid weather. The temperature in the city remains warm throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 19 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. It is very humid in the city, between 73 and 82%, making it very uncomfortable in the summer months. The city experiences two rainy seasons: a short season from November to December and a longer one from March to May. The average annual rainfall is 1341 mm. This city is also prone to cyclones with most of them occurring between April and May. The winter months, from June to August, are the best time to visit Dar Es Salaam as the temperatures are not too hot and the humidity is low. It is also advised to avoid visiting the city during the rainy season.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar Es Salaam - the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) and the Amani Abeid Karume International Airport (ZNZ). You can get from Julius Nyerere Airport to downtown by taxi for about 25,000 Tanzanian shillings (~$11 US dollars). Yes, you can change money at the Dar Es Salaam Airport, as there is an exchange kiosk located near the main entrance.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Dar Es Salaam is home to diverse cultures and ethnic groups from indigenous Bantu-speaking tribes to Swahili, Indian, Arab, and European communities
  2. The city has an interesting history, originally settled in the early 19th century by the Yao people and growing over the decades through a combination of economic opportunities and immigration
  3. Some popular cultural attractions include the shops and street markets in the Kariakoo area, the National Museum of Tanzania and Uhuru Monument, State House and the old German colonial buildings

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