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About Dar Es Salaam

The thriving city of Dar es Salaam is in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam budget travel is sure to suit all tastes.


Dar es Salaam airports include:
•Julius Nyerere Dar es Salaam International Airport


With a large number of species, and as the capital of one of Africa's top birding countries, Dar Es Salaam birdlife is rich and diverse, and includes a number of endemic species and migratory species among its rich and varied habitats. Key birding areas range from forest areas, woodlands, savannas and wetlands to urban areas.


Dar es Salaam conservation efforts are controlled well and the government has funded many successful conservation efforts. The region has a well-developed eco-tourism programme, with pristine beaches and a wide range of protected areas to explore. This makes Dar es Salaam a surprisingly diverse destination which many travelers overlook.


Dar es Salaam malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Dar es Salaam money and banking information is as follows:
•Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, but not everywhere
•US Dollars are accepted at many hotels and stores
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, some hotels and airports
•The city has a number of ATMs, many of which accept foreign cards
•Banking hours are Monday to Friday 08h30-12h30 and Saturday 08h30-13h00


Dar es Salaam plants are mostly comprised woodland and savannah areas, with a large range of palms and crops such as fruit trees and spice crops to be found. There is a very small percentage of forest, with a large number species of plant to be found within the small area. Miombo woodland, acacia woodlands and coastal vegetation as well as key wetlands can be found within the city and surrounds.

Safety Tips

•Dar es Salaam is generally safe for travel with a fairly low crime rate
•Armed robbery and muggings have been on the increase however
•Keep valuables safe and out of sight, and keep certified copies of passport and ID somewhere safe
•Be cautious at game parks and do not camp or walk in remote areas
•Roads can be very bad, so be cautious when traveling by taxi or car

Travel Books

Dar es Salaam recommended travel books include the following:
•The Sea Shells of Dar es Salaam by J.F. Spry
•Dar Es Salaam: A Study in Urban Geography by Harm J De Blij
•Dar es Salaam Travel Guide by Offbeat Guides
•The Rough Guide to Tanzania 2nd Edition by Jens Finke
•Tanzania Globetrotter Travel Pack by Graham Mercer


Dar es Salaam wildlife is not as vast as other destinations in Tanzania, however there are a number of parks and reserves situated within the area that offer prime game viewing opportunities. Parks such as the Saadani Reserve can be found right outside of Dar es Salaam and offer a number of game species including lions and elephants.


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