Flight tickets from Plettenberg Bay to Dar-Es-Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and a vibrant hub for culture, economics and international relations. This fascinating city has a long and illustrious history, which helps explain its status as an important center along the East African coast. From its religious roots during the days of the Omani Sultanate to its growing role in a world economy, there is much to learn about this unique metropolis. This text will provide an overview of the history and highlights of Dar Es Salaam, giving readers an understanding of what makes this city so special.

Getting to Know Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania. It is home to a population of 4,364,541 people, as of the 2018 census. It is located in East Africa, in the UTC+3 time zone. English is widely spoken in the city, as is the native language Swahili. Dar Es Salaam is the economic capital of Tanzania, and the Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency. The city is a major financial center, and offers a number of banking, investment and insurance services.

Climate and Weather

Dar Es Salaam’s climate is tropical and humid, with warm temperatures and abundant rainfall. The average temperature is 25 degrees celsius, though the humidity can make it feel quite hotter at times. The hottest months are October through April, journeying the end of the rainy season to the beginning of the dry season. The wet season runs from April to October, meaning that rainfall can be expected almost daily during this time. The city receives an average of 1200 mm of rainfall annually, heaviest during the months of March and April. There are occasional cyclones and typhoons that can bring significant rainfall and strong winds. All in all, Dar Es Salaam has generally warm temperatures, high humidity, and a good amount of rain.

Touring Dar Es Salaam: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Dar Es Salaam. The main airport is the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and the other is the Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DIA). You can get from the main airport (JNIA) to downtown Dar Es Salaam by taxi or shuttle. Taxi fares depend on your destination, but you can expect to pay between 15,000 to 20,000 Tanzanian shillings. Most of the shuttles are operational from 5am to 6pm. Depending on the shuttle, expect to pay around 5,000 Tanzanian shillings. Yes, you can change money at Dar Es Salaam airport. However, it is recommended to do so after you have left the terminal building and are in the area of the city.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Tanzanians living in Dar Es Salaam share a diverse cultural background stemming from over 120 ethnic tribes. This makes the city a vibrant hub of different cultures and traditions
  2. Dar Es Salaam is one of the many coastal cities of Tanzania that was once a main port and trade centre of East Africa
  3. The city has a colonial past, having been part of German and British rule in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It still carries elements of this history in architecture and remnants of the old city district

Read more

Check the weather before buying a ticket from Plettenberg Bay to Dar Es Salaam