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Dar es Salaam

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Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center. The sprawling metropolis boasts Tanzania's main international airport and a bustling harbor, making it a great starting point for exploring the area's national parks and other attractions. Towering skyscrapers and beachfront penthouses blend with quiet residential districts and ramshackle slums in Dar es Salaam, home to numerous museums and vibrant marketplaces. On a tour of Dar es Salaam, you can spend time lounging on its palm-lined sandy beaches, take day trip to the islands of Zanzibar, or just soak up the city's distinct Arab and Indian-influenced culture. Dar es Salaam is in Dar Es Salaam Region. Add Dar es Salaam and other destinations in Tanzania to your travel plans using our Tanzania travel route planning site.
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Where to stay in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam offers everything from affordable hostels and basic hotels, to upscale establishments that cater to foreign businesspeople and luxury beachfront resorts. The busy coastline and palm tree-lined stretches of sand host many of the deluxe lodgings available, while the city center offers the most in terms of budget places. You can also find a number of quality, mid-range hotels with moderate prices and all the modern amenities scattered around town.
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