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Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam commonly known as Dar, is the largest city and financial hub of Tanzania with a population of over six million people, Dar is the largest city in East Africa and the seventh-largest in Africa. Located on the Swahili coast, The town was founded by Majid bin Said, the first Sultan of Zanzibar, in 1865 or 1866. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s most prominent city for arts, fashion, media, film, television, and finance.

Coco Beach

Also known as Oyster Bay, this beach is located right on the Msasani Peninsula. You’ll find an abundance of tasty street food snacks served here, as well as an occasional concert. To the right side is National Museum and House of Culture. A great place to visit and learn more about Tanzanian culture, the National Museum and House of Culture hosts a range of pieces, from fossils and bones to carvings and statues. It also has a collection on the history of the slave trade and colonialism, as well as a number of cars that belonged to the country’s first president. It’s a good way to spend a couple hours for those looking for an educational experience

General Security

General, security in Tanzania is stable because the government (GOT) is on high security alert to ensure security to all citizens and visitors.  The GOT has put tight security measures in all major towns, which includes random screening of persons to ensure only genuine refugees and foreigners with valid documents are in the country. When in public places such as supermarkets, banking halls, hotels and hospitals, please comply with security requirements such as screening.

On Arrival & Transfers:

To The City: Julius Nyerere International Airport is about a 22-minute drive from City Centre. Most visitors to Tanzania require a visa which you can apply for at any Tanzania High Commission or Embassy prior to travelling. Once in Tanzania, proceed to passport control for clearance.  After clearance, our designated taxi drivers with Placard bearing your name and both Brooke and AU-IBAR Logos will pick you up, if you make prior arrangements for that.

Once in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania:

Tanzania falls in time zone of (GMT+03:00). The official Languages are Swahili and English. The Tanzanian currency is Tanzania Shilling (Tshs.) you can exchange the major currency (US$, GBP £) in banks, the exchange rate varies from time to time. Visa card holder can access cash VISA automated teller machines in the city. To make an international call in Tanzania dial (+) followed by country code e.g. +44 for UK and not 0044 as is the case in other countries. The weather in Dar es Salaam is hot, humid and damb with temparatures ranging between 260C & 300C with some infrequent, light rains.



 Carry spending money only; use the hotel safe for most cash and valuables. When in the vehicles, always make sure that the windows and doors are locked and you wear safety belts. Keep a tight hold of your handbag or wallet when in crowded or busy streets. Be aware that valuables such as watch, earring, and necklace may be prone to snatching in certain streets. 


: Do not leave luggage, bags, etc. UnattendedDo not take unlicensed taxis Avoid walking alone or in small groups at night

In the event of Emergency:


Muhimbili Hospital Telephone: +255 22 215 1367, Email:;

Aga Khan Hospital +255 22 211 5151,

Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital +255 22 211 4991.

Immediately contact your local host and if at the hotel contact the management in the event of emergency.

Police Work Phone: (022) 112:

 Airport – 022 284 4010: 

Central Station – 022 211 7362: 

Oyster Bay Station – 022 266 7322: 

Selander Station – 022 212 0818


Ensure you are vaccinated for Yellow Fever and Covid-19. Take anti-malarial drugs before travelling or on arrival to Tanzania – always sleep under mosquito-treated nets and use mosquito repellents. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment.

Electric Voltage:

240 volts AC, using three square pin.


Taking photograph of official buildings, including embassies and airport can lead to detention. 


You must carry a valid form of ID or passport with you at all times.