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|Dar Es Salaam city centre|
|Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR): 7 mi from city centre|
Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania is calling! Start planning your trip to this African oasis with cheap flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). From the UK the only direct flights to Dar Es Salaam are with British Airways which departs from Heathrow three times weekly.
Dar Es Salaam's weather doesn't change too much during the year but it can get very humid in winter, November to February. Whenever you plan your holidays in Dar Es Salaam, it's best to book your flights at least six months before your trip.
Flights to Dar Es Salaam take at least 11 hours with 1 stopover.
Dar Es Salaam is a charming mix of marketplaces, bazaars, beaches and historic buildings. Whether it's a beach holiday or a safari you're after, Dar Es Salaam is the place to be.
Beaches: Dar Es Salaam is famous for its white-sand beaches. Kigamboni Beach is just across the channel via ferry and is one of the most popular beaches in the city. It's not public so a small fee to the hotel will have to be paid.
Safaris: If you want to see some of Tanzania's incredible wildlife, take your Dar Es Salaam car hire to Mikumi National Park and spend the day exploring. Bongoyo Island is also a great day trip.
Makumbusho Village: This open-air museum is quite unique as it shows many types of houses built by Tanzania's different ethnic groups. There are even dance performances a few times a week.
Find more information on Tanzania Tourism.
There is quite a selection when it comes to hotels in Dar Es Salaam. You'll find everything from backpacker friendly YMCA's to the more familiar Holiday Inn Hotel. The cheapest hotels are located outside the city centre, especially around the university.