"Dar Es Salaam - Haven of Peace" Top 5 Page for this destination Dar es Salaam by Kentigern

Dar es Salaam Travel Guide: 159 reviews and 349 photos

Although Dar Es Salaam is situated in one of the poorest countries of the world, the richness of culture and the greatness of hospitality more than makes up for any material poverty that is experienced there.

As an "mzungo" (European) who visits regularly, I can testify to the locals' friendship and hospitality.

You will regularly be greeted with a smile from strangers and the words "Jambo" or "Mambo", which is strictly translated as "News". Reply with the statement "Poa" (which means "cool") and you will have everyone laughing.

I will be honest and say that of all the countries I have visited in my lifetime, I will always return to Dar Es Salaam.

There is a magic there that really does make it the haven of peace.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Hospitality, Friendly Locals, Nightlife, Bars
  • Cons:Poor Transport, mad driving (seriously mad!).
  • In a nutshell:Somewhere you must visit before you die.
  • Last visit to Dar es Salaam: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 5, 2004
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