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This Tanzania location boasts a population of some 2,700,000 people.
If you're traveling with the whole family, set aside some time to explore the area's terrific child-friendly activities. Everyone will have a great time at Wet n Wild Water Park, Water World and Kunduchi Wet 'N' Wild Water Park.
Your family will have a blast checking out the furry, feathered and scaled animals at the Dar-es-Salaam Zoo. Be sure to ask the staff about hands-on activities and where to find the zoo's most popular inhabitants.
Those with a passion for plants will appreciate a stroll around the Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens.
If you'd appreciate a little bit of relaxation time, take an invigorating stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the fresh, salty breeze at Coco Beach.
Love nature? Pugu Hills Nature Centre awaits.
Discover the treasures within the area's well-curated museums. The National Museum of Tanzania, Nyumba ya Sanaa and the Makumbusho Village ought to be at the top of your list.
Many travelers will agree that it is difficult to truly understand a place without knowing its past. Thankfully, this destination has retained some of its significant heritage places. Among the most frequented are Atiman House, Kaole Ruins and Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.
Whether you're religious or not, you're sure to find something of interest at St Joseph's Cathedral.
Pause for a moment to commemorate the lives of this community's forbearers at the Askari Monument, Azania Front Lutheran Church or the Uhuru Monument.
Every school has its own special character, and the University of Dar es Salaam is no exception. A significant part of the local community, it makes an exciting excursion for anyone who plans on furthering their education.
This area is known as a shoppers paradise, so don't miss a fix of retail therapy while you are here. Find a great deal, indulge in quality fashion pieces or just enjoy a bit of window-shopping at Mlimani City and Kariakoo Market. Kivukoni Fish Market and Mwenge Carvers Market are also lots of fun to stop by.
To catch some home-grown or touring acts, surprise that someone special with tickets to the Little Theatre, one of the best-loved performing art venues in the area. Following the performance, follow your fellow theater goers to the nearby eateries and try the local specialties.
One of the finest courses to play a leisurely game of golf here is the Lugalo Golf Course.