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Located on the mainland coast of Tanzania, nestled in a natural harbor on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a multicultural city. It is home to African Tanzanians, Arabic and South Asian communities, British and German expatriates, Catholics, Lutherans and Muslims. This diversity in people is reflected in the culture: the city boasts international cuisine ranging from traditional Tanzanian barbecue and Zanzibari food, to Thai, Chinese and American restaurants. Its vibrant music scene has witnessed a rise in Bongo Flava, which is a form of hip hop.

There is plenty to see in Dar es Salaam and a city tour will introduce you to Mwenge Open Market for Makonde Carvings and other local handicraft items. South of the city, there are also some excellent beaches and Dar es Salaam is the hub for access to Zanzibar.

Dar es Salaam holidays with Abercrombie & Kent will provide expert guidance, insight and first-hand experience of this wonderful region.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Southern Tanzania

Nights: 8 | from £4,330pp

Track thrilling African wildlife in solitude on a safari circuit for connoisseurs, visiting two of Tanzania’s most beautiful and game-rich parks – but... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Tanzania Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 7 | from £5,995pp

Embark on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, with wildlife opportunities in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and stay in luxurious... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

Nights: 8 | from £4,385pp

Ascend soaring Mount Kilimanjaro with more days to acclimatize and an excellent summit rate thanks to your A&K team, viewing highland montane, volcanic... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture

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Remote Western Tanzania: Mahale and Katavi

Nights: 8 | from £5,435pp

An off-the-beaten track safari which takes you to one of Tanzania’s most remote but wildlife-rich National Parks and on to Mahale for the privilege of... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Nights: 9 | from £4,979pp

A 9 night trip to climb and summit Kilimanjaro travelling up the Machame Route with an expert guide to assist along the way. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam

This large hotel - known fondly as 'The Kili' - is a popular landmark in the city, a vivid reminder of the region's elegant colonial heritage. The hotel... Find out more

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The Oyster Bay

Staying at The Oyster Bay, located in the ambassadorial area of the city is like staying with friends, in their beautiful large home. Its eight luxurious... Find out more

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Classic Northern Tanzania

Tanzania

Save up to £500pp
Book our 12 night Classic Northern Tanzania, for travel in 2017 and save up to £500pp. Prices start from £4,996pp include international flights, accommodation on a full board basis and safari activities based on two people sharing a double/twin. Must be booked by the 31st August 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. 

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Fundu Lagoon, Zanzibar

Tanzania

Stay seven pay for only four nights

Stay seven nights at Fundu Lagoon and pay for only four nights. Valid for all room types for travel between the 15th June and 31st July 2017.

Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Africa in our Travel Blog pages.

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Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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