Dar es Salaam, formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. 2,500,000 est 2003),
economic centre and former capital of Tanzania.
It is located on a bay of the Indian Ocean.
Dar es Salaam started life as a fishing village in 1865, when the Sultan of
Zanzibar established a summer residence there. It was still a small town when
German forces occupied it in 1887.
In 1891, it became the capital of German East Africa and 1961 capital of the
independent Tanzania. In the early 1980s some government offices were moved
to Dodoma, which had been designated to become the new capital.
Today Dar es Salaam is a pleasant city with a picturesque harbour, exotic beaches,
a vibrant nightlife and interesting historical buildings.
There is also an international airport and two major train and bus stations.
Dar is a very exciting typical East African city, full of life and busy people everywhere. You can buy almost evertything anywhere for little money. People are really friendly. Public Transport is a nightmare but worth taking part. You should know where to go or you are lost. Anyway, it's really worth coming here and stay a few days.
Dar es Salaam is one of the fast growing city in africa. It grows fast economically and socially. Every corner in Dar es Salaam there is new good builing on process. Dar es Salaam is expanding very fast due to high population caused by high degree of migration and low mortality rate due to improved social services.
Hi, it's a nice place to be. Here you should come if you love nature. Since Dar es salaam is biggest city and hub of Tanzania so apart from enjoying Dar you can have easy and safe access to whole Tanzania and east Africa.
few places to visit in dar are
1 kunduchi beach (20 kms from city centre)
2 South beach etc
Not to be missed:
Dar es Salaam is dirty otherwise i love this place, its cool having nice places, beaches, different tribes. All makes it the best place for anyone of any tribe or race to feel comfortable, transport system moderate, weather is nice, I like, I cant wait to see new morogoro road ... Welcome to Dar!
LIFE NOW IS VERY EXPENSIVE, THE WAY OF LIVING HAVE CHANGED A LOT WHICH IS SCARY, VERY SCARY FOR NEW GENERATION TO COME BUT IT'S STILL THE SAME DAR ES SALAAM BUT PEOPLE ARE THE ONE WHO ARE CHANGING THE WAY IT WAS WITH MONEY, CORRUPTION AND THERE NEW WAY OF LIVING BY LIVING LIKE OTHER PEOPLE.