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Dar-es-salaam airport Transfers | Taxi and Shuttle

Dar-es-salaam airport Transfers | Taxi and Shuttle

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Are you looking for low-cost taxi transfers from Dar-es-salaam Airport?  We have a range of options to suit every budget. Don’t waste your time in the airport hauling your luggage around trying to organize an airport shuttle, bus, or taxi, instead, jump straight into your private taxi transfer to your hotel or destination from Dar-es-salaam Airport. We have  over 10 years experience in airport transportation services, transiting thousands of passengers to and from hotels from Dar-es-salaam Airport.

Our door to door airport taxi transfer service gets you to your destination in comfort at affordable prices. Unlike a standard airport shuttle, our drivers will meet and greet you in the arrivals terminal.

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If you are looking to travel from the airport to your hotel, resort or holiday rental property and want to avoid the stresses of navigating an unfamiliar public transportation system, language and culture, or are just after ease and comfort, then booking an airport transfer is for you. WE provides a great solution for those of you looking to make the journey to or from Manila Airport with a wide range of options, we can cater to all your needs. If you’re traveling solo or with family and friends, our great value private cars, airport shuttle buses, minivans, and coaches can accommodate you.

Once your flights touched down, you’ve disembarked and collected your luggage from baggage claim, let us take over. An airport transfer from Dar-es-salaam airport means you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.All our passengers are met in the arrivals terminal at the Airport by one of our professional, courteous drivers. Hand over your luggage and let them escort you to the vehicle you have pre-booked and settle into a comfortable private taxi.

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Dar es Salaam is a rapidly growing city home to just over 4 million residents. The name of the city, which loosely translates as ‘haven of peace’, is quite ironic given its chaotic, loud nature.

The city is hectic, and you could spend up to three hours in rush hour at night, but it is also a cultural hub. Those that enter the urban jungle will get a fascinating insight into local life and culture.

The city has exquisite restaurantsgood nightlife, and several beautiful beaches. Its status as the economic hub of Tanzania makes it well-connected to surrounding cities, Zanzibar, and the national parks in the south.

 

Whether the city is just a stepping-stone for other adventures or a highlight of your itinerary, you will need to find comfortable accommodation.

You can choose between a range of hotels, Airbnbs, and hostels. Hostels are a great way for young people to meet fellow travellers and they are often reasonably priced.

Some of the best hotels at mid-market prices are The Oyster Bay, The Hyatt Regency (The Kilimanjaro), and The Southern Sun. If you want to stay in a hostel, Happy Feet Backpackers is a great option.

Yes, Dar es Salaam is safe to visit if you stick to some rules. Don’t wear any flashy jewelry or carry your valuables openly. Watch out for the insane traffic. Try to only use taxi drivers at night that your hotel or restaurant recommended or one that you already know. If you are going out late, it might be worth to pre-arrange a pick-up time with a known taxi. Don’t walk around, even just between bars, after nightfall. If you are in a bar or club, keep your drinks covered or not out of sight. If you are going out, it might be wise to dress a bit more covered than you would usually do to avoid unnecessary attention. These are all rules that should apply to your general travels in Tanzania, not just Dar es Salaam. Crime is an issue in the city, but this should not deter you from visiting Dar es Salaam. 

No, Dar es Salaam is fairly cheap to visit and stay in. There are various hotels and restaurants, tailored to different budgets, so there should be no problem to find something that suits your wallet best. 

 

Dar es Salaam has a reputation for being very hot. Temperatures can reach well over 30 Degrees Celsius, worsened by the bustling city center and congestion. It is hot and humid all year round. Despite the heat you should wear covering clothes unless you are at the beach to respect the local culture. 

 

Like in most of Tanzania, you should not drink the tap water in Dar es Salaam. It is fine to use it for brushing your teeth, but otherwise bottled water is better.

Kiswahili and English are widely spoken in the city. Learning a few words of Kiswahili will help you haggling, negotiating fares and putting a smile on most locals’ faces. It’s also a very easy language to learn!

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Mwenge Woodcarvers Market: This market is a great place to buy local souvenirs and watch local artists as they showcase their crafts. Artists are always happy to show off their talent and discuss their artwork with travellers. Make sure that you don’t fall for the first shop you see, venture into the depths of the market and haggle.

National Museum and House of Culture: This museum is great for learning more about the local and national history and seeing some artefacts. Visitors will be able to view some of Tanzania’s earliest fossils as well as reports on the colonial and slavery period. You can also view President Nyerere’s Rolls Royce. Despite a lot of work in the past few years, the museum can seem a bit incoherent at times. Tickets cost around TSH 6500, while students only pay TSH 2600.

St. Joseph Cathedral: Home to the Archbishop of Dar es Salaam, this cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century by German missionaries. The gothic architecture, stained glass windows, and German inscriptions continue to enthral visitors.

 

Askari Monument: This monument was unveiled in 1927 to honour the askari (soldiers) who fought in for the British in WW1. It is located in Kisutu, the City Centre.

Village Museum: This museum is an interactiveopen-air exhibition where you can enter various Tanzanian huts to see how rural people live in the countryside. There are also dances and music performances, which come at an extra price. Prices are TSH 6500 for adults, TSH 2600 for students and an additional TSH 2000 for performances.

Tinga Tinga Arts Cooperative Society: Tinga Tinga is the local style of art, and it depicts nature. It originated in Dar es Salaam and has since spread to other East African countries as a prime touristic art style. The Tinga Tinga Arts Cooperative Society is a group that continues this style, and they allow travellers to visit their workroom, order commissions and, buy artworks. The Society is conveniently located on the Msasani Peninsula where most travellers stay for great access to Coco Beach.

Cultural Tours with Afriroots: Afriroots provides walking, cycling and night tours to educate travellers about the city’s rootssocial issues, and culture. Prices vary from US$40-50.

Coco Beach in Oyster Bay is Dar es Salaam’s most famous beach. The white sand beach attracts locals and travellers alike. Due to its popularity, the beach can get quite crowded, but there are many bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in the evening. At night, there is often live music. Avoid taking valuables. Mbezi Beach and Kigamboni Beach are quieter alternatives.

There are also two islands just off the coast of Dar, offering serene white beach stretches, swaying cocoa palms and an island feel. Just 20 minutes away by boat, Mbudya Island is perfect for snorkellingswimming, and tanning.

Boats can be taken from any major hotels on the beach. Travellers will need to pay a slightly inflated fee for entering the island (TSH 22,500 at the time of writing). Cabanas can be rented on the island and there are several food stalls.

 

Bongoyo Island is slightly larger than Mbudya Island and it is located about 30 mins away from the harbour by ferry. Ferries can be taken from the Slipway Shopping Centre on the Msasani Peninsula.

Ferries depart every 2 hours from 09:30-17:00 and the journey costs TSH 35.000 per person (at the time of writing).

The beautiful coastline can also be enjoyed from a traditional dhow, a popular boat in the Arabic part of the Indian Ocean. There are day trips that combine coast views with snorkelling and lunch on one of the many deserted islands off the city’s coastline.

You can also take a sunset boat trip or go fishing. At the time of writing, boat cruises cost around US$35 per person and kayaking costs US15$ per person.

Dar es Salaam’s eclectic food scene is a fusion of African, Asian, Arabic, and European influences.

You can try a range of delicious dishes, from traditional Tanzanian and Indian snacks from street vendors to high-end Asian restaurants to barbecued fish at the beach. At Kivukoni Fish Market, you can watch as the local fishermen bring in their catch. Fishing is the primary source of income for many of the locals.

Msasani has some higher end restaurants that serve European cuisine, as well as beach bars, and seafood restaurants. There are several great restaurants next to the Slipway Shopping Centre which all offer stunning views of the beach.

We recommend Thai Kani, which fuses Tanzanian and Thai cuisine. The Yacht Club is also a great choice. Many restaurants also turn into clubs and bars at nights.

Tanzanians know how to party. Tanzanian nightlife is shaped by some of the best music on the continent and cheap drinks, and nights out in Dar es Salaam are unforgettable.

Tanzanian bars and clubs are generally safe, but you should take precautions.

Some restaurants have live music performances, including the Maisha Club on Coco Beach, or Q Bar which is just 10 minutes from the beach.

Level 8, the bar of the Hyatt Regency, is a more upmarket option, and it offers sweeping views across the city and refreshing drinks.

Dar es Salaam is a great starting point for a weekend trip to Zanzibar or Mikumi National Park. Trips to both locations can be arranged through a tour operator or your hotel.

Venture to Zanzibar for its pristine beaches, a spice tour, and excellent waters for snorkelling. Zanzibar offers several outdoor activities and water sports, including cycling, kitesurfing, diving, or even island hopping.

Mikumi National Park is 4 hours away from the big city, making it perfect for a weekend trip. The park’s sweeping plains contain a plethora of wildlife that will excite animal enthusiasts and bird watchers alike

One of the busiest and most thrilling markets in Dar Es Salaam is the local Kariakoo market.

This is the place to go if you are hunting for the best bargains in town or wish to see the authentic side of local style Tanzanian shopping. If you plan to go shopping, make sure you do some bargaining to get the best deals.

As a quick word of warning, be careful with your money and possessions when you walk around Kariakoo, mostly because it’s a bustling crowded market. Don’t bring something with you that you’re too attached to.

Attractions in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

One of my favorite things to do in Dar Es Salaam is wake up early in the morning and wander around the Dar fish market.

People gather from around the city to purchase the fresh catch of the day. Climb the flight of stairs leading towards to the official offices for a lovely bird’s eye view of the fish market.

Arrive at around 6:30 am to catch the most energized fish auctions taking place. The last time I went to the market, we came home with a red snapper, and a few kilos of fresh prawns and crabs. We had a few delicious meals after that.

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Located near the Azania Lutheran Church, you can go to the New Africa Hotel and navigate your way to the Sawasdee Thai food restaurant for a great view of Dar Es Salaam and the harbor.

Otherwise, in a number of other building, including the newly built revolving restaurant, you can get a nice view of the city.

Things to do in Dar Es Salaam

Originally built by German missionaries in Tanzania, the Azania Lutheran Church is an iconic structure located at Dar Es Salaam’s harbor front. From the cathedral you’ll have easy access to other tourist attractions around town.

When you enter the church, someone will probably approach you and start to guide you around, even without your asking. If you’re alright for this, just let me show you around, and at the end, they might ask for a donation to the church.

You can go up to the top of the Azania Lutheran Church, and see the bell tower.

Dar-es-salaam city Hotels and Apartments

Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast, grew from a fishing village. The open-air Village Museum has re-created the traditional homes of local and other Tanzanian tribes and hosts tribal dancing. It’s part of the National Museum, which offers Tanzanian history exhibits, including the fossils of human ancestors found by anthropologist Louis Leakey.

Dar es Salaam has accommodations located in three specific areas as noted below. Select your preferred region to view individual details of your hotel.

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CITY HOTELS

Dar es Salaam has various central and suburban Hotels located in distinct areas of the coastal city. Select your preferred option (By Click the Photo above) to view individual details of your tour hotel.

Hotels near Bongoyo Island

NORTH BEACH HOTELS

Dar es Salaam has northern seaside accommodations located in distinct areas of the coastal city. Click the photo above to see the Hotels

SOUTH BEACH HOTELS

Dar es Salaam has southern seaside accommodations located in distinct areas of the coastal city. Click the photo above to see the Hotels

Iringa Apartments

CITY APARTMENTS

Dar es Salaam has various central and suburban apartments located in distinct areas of the coastal city. Select your preferred option (By Click the Photo above) to view individual details of your tour hotel.

NORTH - APARTMENTS

Dar es Salaam has northern seaside accommodations located in distinct areas of the coastal city. Select your preferred ( Click the Photo above) to view individual details of your beachfront resorts. Email us for more information.

SOUTH - APARTMENTS

Dar es Salaam has southern seaside accommodations located in distinct areas of the coastal city. Select your preferred option (Click the photo above) to view individual details of your beachfront resort. Welcome and Enjoy