Dar es Salaam City Day tours.

1.	Dar es Salaam City Day tours.
Aloys Malekela

Brief on the origin of the City: Welcome in Dar es Salaam City and feel at home! Dar es Salaam is the name originated from the former Sultan of Zanzibar, whose then was Sultan Seyyid Majid by the expression of the place using Arabic word Bandar-ul-Salaam, meaning the house/ land of piece for his week-end retreats and getting away from stressing works at his Court of Zanzibar. The history of Dar es Salaam City with 5 million inhabitants is dated back in 1862 – 1865 with the coming of the Sultan Seyyid Majid is south-west of Mzizima Village. The village was located in the vicinity of small promontory known as Ras Chokir, today occupied by the Ocean Road Hospital. It was a cluster of small fishing hamlets inhabited since 1500 years ago by Bantu-Speakers evidenced by pottery remains known as Triangular Incised Ware (TIW). The name Mzizima is believed to mean the cooling place from the Swahili verb ku-zizima as settler’s experienced cool sea breeze from the ocean.

Tour Overview: Dar es Salaam City offer tours in art galleries, museums, historical sites, ancient architectural heritage, cultures, botanical gardens, the fish market, the Swahili spice market, educational tours, shopping tours, beach holidays, marine tours, walking safaris, jogging tours, business as well as commercial tours. A day tour in Dar es Salaam City which is also the main gateway into the East African Corridor, offers a unique experience to a visitor in exploring the cultural life of the people of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam nightlife tours symbolize and show the real in and out of the beauty of Dar es Salaam City.

A tentative Programme which shows the places, sites, starting and ending time, stops, tour facilities and routes to be taken during a tour will be sent to a visitor once a tour is confirmed.

Single visitor’s price: USD 165.00 per person

Couples price: USD 110.00 per person

Triple price: USD 90.00 per person

Group tour price: USD 80.00 per person

Costs cover: Guide hire fees, car hire, airport pick-ups and drop-off, hotel pick-ups and drop-off, entry fees into heritage sites and museums, lunch, soft drinks,

Costs do not cover: specific filming fees, tips and items of personal nature.

Tour duration: 2 – 9 hours

Rating: *****

Service details

  • 165 per Day
  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 9 Hour(s)
  • From 2 to 9 people
  • Starts at Dar es Salaam

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I have been in Tanzania for tour with my colleagues and Aloys was our Guide who organized a trip and guided us in a highly professional manner. We enjoyed a trip from Dar es Salaam City to to Mikumi National Park and we recommend him as one of the competitive Tour Guides in Tanzania. For other tourists who plan to visit Tanzania just simply to contact him. He is helpful, friendly and able to consult you to economize tour costs if your budget is small!