Tanzania's cities are worth exploring for a dose of local flavour and blended cultural atmosphere. Dar es Salaam was once a simple fishing village and is now the country's major commercial port. Today you'll find village fishermen selling their catch alongside craftsmen and their creations, while tribal dancers entertain with performances honed through generations. Arusha is the tropical gateway city to the northern safari circuit. Its tree-lined suburbs and dusty city streets lie at the base of Mount Meru, offering a view that has lasted millennia.
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's capital city and lies nestled on the Indian Ocean coastline. The culture is a mix of African, Arabic and Indian. Dar's roots are in the Swahili culture. It's hustling, bustling seaport on the coast of Tanzania accessing one of the most important sea routes on earth - great to visit for a few days in between safaris.