Dar Es Salaam

The former capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, is not generally thought of as a must see destination. However, a walk around the city centre will reveal its charm and culture. It can also be a good base for visiting some of the nearby sites such as Bagamoyo, Bongoyo and Mbudja Islands. Situated close to the equator and right next to the Indian Ocean, this city has a very tropical climate that makes it ideal for activities like swimming and diving.