Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Cruise Port

The cruise port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is the most frequented tourist attraction in Tanzania, based on its economic significance in the East African region. As the largest and richest city in the country, and the most populous Swahili speaking city in the world, Dar es Salaam can boast of a cultural diversity only known to a few. It is home to quite a number of Africans, Asians, Middle Eastern and European natives. The eclectic vibe found in the port city of Dar se Salaam is influenced by its multi-cultural hub and prominence in fashion, arts, film and music highly recognized in the region. This “Haven of Peace” was once a fishing village established by the Sultan of Zanzibar in the 19th century. Today, the cruise port of Dar se Salaam has transformed into a bustling trading center; East Africa’s second busiest port filled with notable old world colonial architecture infused with a progressive 21st century look.
 
Expand your wealth of knowledge about indigenous African cultures while taking in a piece of the untainted beauty of the continent in these places of interest in the port city of Dar es Salaam:
 
  • The open-air Village Musuem (Kijiji cha Makumbusho) is a replica of indigenous traditional African way of living among the Tanzanian people. All sixteen huts hold authentic furnishings significant to the country’s rural cultures and social traditions. The illustration of “village life” is seen through the demonstration of weaving, pottery and carving by museum workers.
     
  • The uninhabited Mbudya Island facing the fishing community of Kunduchi is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life to commune with nature. The quiet and peaceful surroundings on pure white sands and crystalline water make for a beautiful day of relaxation. Enjoy some tasty local delicacies on this Marine Reserve while dolphin-watching.
     
  • Udzungwa Mountains National Park is famous for its closed-canopy forests with over 400 animal species and 2500 plant species. This tropical rainforest is perfect for long-distance hiking/trekking to the waterfall and camping safaris. As the second largest biodiverse national park in Africa, it retains its pristine mountain forests, grassland and miombo woodland among numerous endemic species. This park is a must-see for all nature lovers.

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