Flight tickets from Margate to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Tanzania. Located on the Indian Ocean coast it is renowned for its colorful mix of cultures, architecture, and beaches. It is a cultural melting pot of African, Asian, Arab and European influences, with each group leaving its distinct mark on parts of the city. For visitors, Dar Es Salaam offers an exciting adventure, with something for everyone - from buzzing markets to high-end restaurants to sandy beaches. Read on to find out more about this captivating city and its many offerings!

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and the country’s economic hub. It is located in the eastern part of Tanzania, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The estimated population of Dar Es Salaam as of 2020 is 4,364,541. It follows the East African Time (EAT) Time Zone, which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The official language of Dar Es Salaam is Kiswahili, with English also widely spoken. Many other local languages and dialects are also spoken. The currency used in Dar Es Salaam is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS). The US dollar, euro, British pound and other major global currencies can be easily bought and sold in the city.

Climate and Weather

Dar Es Salaam is capital city of Tanzania, located on the Indian ocean coast. The city has a tropical rainforest climate, featuring temperatures which remain relatively consistent throughout the year. The warmest months are October and November, with average temperatures around 29C (84F). December and January follow, with average temperatures ranging between 26C-28C (79F-82F). These warmer months are also when the city receives the highest amount of rainfall. The cooler months are June, July, and August, during which temperatures may range from a low of 19C (66F) to a high of 25C (77F). These months also have a lower chance of receiving rainfall. The city can experience heavy rains during the wet season, between November and March, while the dry season runs from July to October. All in all, Dar Es Salaam is a great place to visit due its ideal climate.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: Julius Nyerere International Airport and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. You can get to downtown Dar Es Salaam from either airport by taxi; the cost is typically 20,000 TZS ($8.50). Uber also operates in the city and will cost approximately the same. In general, it is better to exchange money at a bank or official money changer than an airport, as airports typically offer poorer exchange rates. At Julius Nyerere International Airport, exchange is offered at ROYATOP Change Bureau, whose rates are no more than 4% higher than the interbank rate.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Dar es Salaam has a rich cultural heritage and is home to a diverse population of over 4 million people living in Tanzania
  2. Visitors to the city will find interesting attractions such as the National Museum, the botanical gardens, the Makumbusho Village Museum, and the Usa River Crocodile Farm
  3. Visitors to Dar es Salaam can also experience the local culture and cuisine, ranging from traditional dishes like ugali, to modern street food like choma (barbecued meat on skewers). There are also plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing

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