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About Dar Es Salaam

With cool winds coming from the Indian Ocean, Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania’s most crowded and most important city. Even though it might not be as famous as some of the country’s other destinations, like Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro, it is just as magnificent. The city’s name translates to ‘residence of peace’ in Arabic, and with its peaceful shores the city lives up to its name. Dar es Salaam, which is home to one of the country’s largest ports, has an important place in international trade. Among the major sights in the city to visit are the golden beaches of Oyster Bay, the National Museum, which reveals the city and the country’s historical and cultural richness, and Zanzibar Island, which is a 2-hour boat ride away.

Also, the Upanga area is well worth a visit thanks to its mosques, temples, and rich street culture. The currency used is the Tanzanian Shilling but many places accept the US dollar or Euros. Although public transportation is not very common in the city you can reach certain areas by bus. Taxis are more expensive than most other cities but they can get you to where you need to go in a short amount of time. The city is located in the Southern Hemisphere so the temperatures are higher from September to February and relatively lower in July and August, which is the best time to visit the city.

If you want to enjoy the sun and sea the city offers dozens of options, the best of which are Coco Beach and Kigamboni. When you come to the city make sure to set aside a few days to explore the Serengeti National Park, protected by UNESCO, and the Masai villages. While visiting this park you can experience the thrill of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat and take vibrant photographs that will capture the memory forever.

Another exciting place to visit is the fish market, which sells dozens of fish at very reasonable prices. You can buy the fish raw to cook at home yourselves or you can have them cook it right then and there and enjoy a hearty meal. The most important thing to be careful about in the city is infectious diseases. We highly recommend getting your typhoid vaccinations before traveling to the country. The social and cultural wealth of the city is well reflected in its inhabitants. The city could compete with several international cities for its local diversity as it is home to Arabs, Chinese, Indians, and Turks. Dar es Salaam surprises visitors with its plethora of delicious eating and drinking options. At the top of the list of things to eat are fresh fish, seafood, and tropical fruits. Flights from New York to Dar es Salaam have at least one layover and take at least 19 hours. Flights from London to Dar es Salaam have at least one layover and take at least 11 hours.

Transportation to Dar Es Salaam City Center from Airport

Dar Es Salaam, one of the largest cities of Tanzania from the East African countries, is located to the east of the country. This city, on the shores of Indian Ocean, is the largest city in Tanzania. Dar Es Salaam is one of the cities with great financial and political significance for both Tanzania and Africa.

If you want to travel to Tanzania, you need to use Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam. Julius Nyerere International Airport is the largest airport in the country and is the destination of all international flights to the country. More than 30 airline companies operate at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.

You can fly to more than 30 cities directly from Dar Es Salaam. This airport serves approximately 2 million passengers every year. The post office is serving the airport passengers, but Wi-Fi access is not yet available at the airport. It is possible to shop at terminals. Duty free shops, as well as many souvenir shops and pharmacies, serve at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.

Tanzanian Shilla is the currency; but you can shop with the dollar too. The journey from the airport to the city center takes 40 minutes by car. Flight from Istanbul to Dar Es Salaam is organized three days a week by Turkish Airlines. The flights are organized on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. It will suffice to have a passport valid for six months for entry into the country. You need a visa to enter the country. In order to obtain a visa you are first asked to fill out an information form. The visa fee is very reasonable... The country is reached in about 7 hours by plane. It is also worth remembering that the local time of the country is 60 minutes ahead of local time in Turkey.

Transfer Vehicles

Many hotels in Dar Es Salaam offer airport transfer service to their guests. You will need to contact your hotel and obtain detailed information beforehand.


You can use the taxi to transport you from the airport to the city. The airport shuttle offers passengers access to all parts of the city. Taxi transportation can be a bit expensive in this city. For this reason walking in short distances is the best alternative. You can choose to use a taxi to get to the far end. Before getting on the taxi, it is advised to negotiate the price because there are no taximeters in the cars.


You can reach the city center by bus from Julius Nyerere International Airport. Bus stops are located 500 meters from the terminal. The buses serve 24 hours a day. Transportation to the city center takes about 40 minutes.

Car Rental

If you want to go to the city center from Julius Nyerere International Airport by private car, you can rent a car. You can rent a car through Tanzania Rent a Car and Avis before leaving the airport. For alternative car rental companies, you can check out the options in the city center.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

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To which airport are the flights to Dar Es Salaam arranged?

Dar Es Salaam flights are organized to Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport.

How many hours does it take to travel to Dar Es Salaam by plane?

London-Dar Es Salaam 9 hour 20 minutes.

Which airlines have direct flights to Dar Es Salaam from which cities?

Air Tanzania organizes direct flights to Dar Es Salaam from Harare.

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