Dar Es Salaam, on the coast of East Africa, is Tanzania’s largest city. The spectacular natural harbor makes it an important port for commerce. Visitors will find plenty to see and do on the waterfront. There are beaches, dive spots and snorkeling opportunities, a massive water park, and all kinds of water sports. The food and culture are an exotic mix of Swahili, British, German, and Asian influences. Dar es Salaam is quite some distance from the capital Dodoma, the Serengeti Park, and the rest of the safari circuit that encompasses Kampala in Uganda and Nairobi in Kenya. But Dar still manages to attract plenty of international visitors moving along the coast to see Mombasa, Zanzibar, and other tourist hotspots. Dar Es Salaam is a big place, and the rest of Tanzania is even bigger. If you intend to be a tourist here, then you will have to get a car for hire in Dar Es Salaam.
There is one agency at Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR) which offers visitors a car rental in Dar Es Salaam, and another one that is located in the city. Either one will do, depending on how you reach Dar and where you want to pick-up and drop-off the vehicle. If you want to make sure you are getting the best possible rate, compare the agencies online right now. Select the best deal currently available and book your vehicle right away.
Dar Es Salaam has a string of inviting beaches, many of which are quite well developed with beach resorts and other facilities. Coco Beach and Oyster Bay are two of the most popular beaches, well maintained and safe for families and couples. Kunduchi Beach and Jangwani are great places to get started with scuba diving and snorkeling. Kunduchi is also home to the huge Wet ‘n’ Wild water park. Other beaches worth a visit include Mjimwema on South Beach and the Msasani Peninsula beach.
You can get anything from fast food to Chinese, Thai, Italian orJapanese cuisine in the restaurants here. But if you want to eat something typically Tanzanian, then there are many places where you can get lunch buffets with traditional dishes. Try an East African version of shish kebab called the mishkaki. Another local favorite is Nyama Choma, a roasted meat served with ugali or rice.
If you have some free time left over after lazing on the beaches, hire a car in Dar Es Salaam and explore the city's attractions and landmarks. You can visit the National Museum, Makumbusho Village Museum, and the Botanical Gardens. The Askari Monument honors soldiers who fought with the British in WW I. If you are willing to drive an hour or so along the coast, the Kaole ruins in Bagamoyo are well worth the trip.
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