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Capital City Dar-es-Salaam

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Located in Tanzania :: Tanzania  :: Dar-es-Salaam
Category: Places :: Capital City


Dar-es-Salaam is located on a natural harbour, on the eastern coast of Africa. It is Tanzania's leading financial cor and serves as an important economic centre. In the 1860s, Sultan Sayyid Majid of Zanzibar began building a fishing village and turned it into a port centre. He named it Dar-es-Salaam (Haven of Peace in Arabic). Today it is one of East Africa’s most important ports and trading centers.

Address :  Tanzania
Tel :  +255(0)27 672
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom-Tigo

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Embassy Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Shopping Mall Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Restaurant Airport Car Rental Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  112
Hospital Telephone :  +255 22 215 1599
Doctor Telephone :  +255 75 478 3393
Embassy Telephone :  +255 22 260 1800
Tourist Information Telephone :  +255 22 213 6177
Petrol Type :  ALL
Diesel Type :  ALL

Other Facilities :  Auto Dealer. Motorbike Repair Services. Auto Spares. School/s. University/College. Casino. Deli/s. Engineering Services. Glass Services. Fast Food. Computer/IT Services. Government Services.

Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Canoeing Boat Trips
Golf, Diving, Snorkelling, Water Skiing
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Hospital is for Muhimbili National Hospital. Aga Khan Hospital, try Tel: +255 22 211 5151. There is a clinic available, Ist Clinic, try Tel: +255 22 260 1307. There are dentists.

Contact number for the Police Head Office, try - Tel: +255 22 2110734.

It was reported that it can take up 3 hour from Dar-es-Salaam to reach Chalinze, due to many heavy trucks and buses on the road, as well as numerous speed humps on the notorious Tanzam Highway. There are many trucks breaking down and as everywhere in Tanzania, the only warning of this, are the green branches that are cut and put on the road to alert you.

One can explore the main CBD area on foot in daylight if cautious. You are advised not to wear bling, and its advisable to walk in a group of 4 or more. Do not venture into the CBD after 17:00 and stay away from the outlying areas.

Ferry/Pontoon services nearby. Bus terminal/s and railway station available.

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