The City center of Dar es salaam - Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Derick
Registered on April 13, 2019

I am an active guru and pride myself on my ability to add personal touches to every tour I conduct. It is extremely important to me that my guests return home with experiences to remember. You are all WELCOME to this amazing and beautiful city of DAR ES SALAAM.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Explore the heart of Dar es Salaam on a captivating walking tour of the city center. Discover the rich history and vibrant culture as you visit old churches and historic buildings. Marvel at the towering skyscrapers that dominate the skyline. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the bustling fish market and explore the vibrant local art scene at the nearby gallery. Don't miss the Askari Monument, a symbol of Tanzania's struggle for independence. This tour is a journey through time and culture in one of East Africa's most dynamic cities.

IMPORTANT: Please note that if you would like the tour to be customized according to your preferences or at your own pace, kindly send me a message. Additionally, it's important to respond to my messages to confirm your participation in the tour; otherwise, I may assume you won't be joining.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sokoine Dr, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Sokoine Dr, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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    In front of St. Joseph Cathedral church - you will find me a parking lot wearing a soldier looking hat

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    Free admission
    Kanisa Kuu la Mt. Yosefu (St.Joseph Cathedral Dar es Salaam)

    Explore one of the oldest churches in Tanzania and Dar es Salaam, rich in history and architectural beauty.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Askari Monument

    Learn about the significance of this historical monument commemorating the soldiers who fought in World War I.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ministry of Energy and Minerals

    Witness a piece of Tanzania's technological evolution as we glimpse the first generator to produce electricity in the city of Dar es salaam, showcasing the nation's progress in energy infrastructure.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Magogoni Street

    Traverse the famed Presidential Street, home to the State House and a glimpse into the country's governance. Please note, photography is restricted in this area.

  • 5
    Free admission
    Ferry fish market

    Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas of Dar es Salaam's bustling fish market, a hub of local commerce and culture.

  • 6
    Free admission
    Azikiwe Street

    Explore the creativity of Tanzanian artists at the city's premier art gallery. Discover unique pieces to commemorate your visit to Dar es Salaam and Tanzania.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Old Boma

    Marvel at the architectural beauty of the city's oldest block building, a testament to Dar es Salaam's enduring heritage.

  • 8
    Free admission
    PSSSF Twin Towers

    Ascend to the rooftop of one of Tanzania's tallest buildings for panoramic views of the city skyline. Capture breathtaking photos and cherish the memories of your Dar es Salaam adventure.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alexander 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
I recently had the pleasure of joining Derick's walking tour, and it was an unforgettable experience. Derick proved to be an exceptional guide, combining friendliness with extensive knowledge of the city. Throughout the tour, Derick took us to unique and off-the-beaten-path locations that we would never have discovered on our own. The highlight of the tour was undoubtedly the fish market, where we got a fascinating glimpse into local life and culture. Additionally, the panoramic view from one of the highest buildings in the city was breathtaking, offering a bird's-eye perspective of Dar es Salaam's bustling streets. Derick's enthusiasm and passion for his city were infectious, and his insights added depth to our exploration. I highly recommend Derick's tour to any visitor looking to delve deeper into the heart of Dar es Salaam. Thank you, Derick, for a truly memorable experience!
Hannah 14 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Derrick was a great guide. He did the tour despite I was the only one who signed up and explained everything patiently. I had a good time with him and can recommend the tour to anyone.
Brenda 11 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Derick did an awesome job introducing us to Dars. His passion and enthusiasm about the city coupled with his knowledge made this a great experience. Thank you Derick
Rachel 09 May 2024
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This is a great tour to check out the city of Dar es Salaam. Derick is very knowledgeable and friendly, it’s a fascinating city and he took me to unique spots that I’d not gone to otherwise. As a solo traveler it’s wonderful to find someone to ask questions and show you around. Two hours is perfect time to walk around and see some highlights. It was my best day in Dar es salaam, i absolutely recommend this tour
Maria 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
El tour estuvo muy bien! Derick conoce en profundidad la historia de la ciudad. La mejor manera para conocer Dar. Muy recomendable!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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