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Private guided Dar Es Salaam city tour including National museum & Askari monument entrance fees

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Highlights

  • Get an insight of Tanzania's capital city on this guided day excursion
  • Visit important sites such as National Museum, Village Museum, Tingatinga Art Gallery & more
  • Tour city's famous Fish Market plus Mwenge Carving Market & try your hands at bargaining for a good catch
  • Learn about city's rich culture & rapid growth from a knowledgeable city guide

Description

Dar es Salaam is on the Swahili Coast, the name means "the house of peace" formerly Mzizima, is an enticing mix of sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment, the largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating blend of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present. Dar es Salaam which means &lsquoHAVEN OF PEACE’ was given its name by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar when he decided to use the harbor city as a port and trade center in between 1858 and 1862. Since then the town has flourished and is now the commercial hub of the country. It is the former capital city until 1974 before being officially transferred to Dodoma with a high population, an important economic center, and one of the fastest-growing cities in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is a most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film, and television, and a leading financial center it is also the largest and most populous Swahili-speaking city in the world.

Major Places to Visit in Dar es SalaamTazara - It is a Bi-National single-track Railway built from 1970 to 1975 financed and supported by the China Government and was the longest railway in sub-Saharan Africa covering 1,860 km (1,160 mi) long and is operated by the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), linking the Southern Africa Regional transportation Network to Eastern Africa's seaport of Dar es Salaam, offering both freight and passenger transportation services between and within Tanzania and Zambia.

Uhuru Torch (Torch of Freedom) - The Freedom Torch was placed and first lit on the top of the Highest Peak of Africa of Mt. Kilimanjaro upon Tanzania's attainment of independence on December 9, 1961, by Alexander Nyirenda. Symbolizing to shine in the country and across the borders to bring hope where there is despair, love where there is enmity, and respect where there is hatred.    

Mnazi Mmoja Park A wonderful green area in the center of the city, with the Uhuru Torch Monument built to celebrate the country's independence in 1961. This is near Jamhuri and Uhuru Streets. On one side seen is the Uhuru Torch Monument on the other side of the park is the Republic Fountain which commemorated the foundation of the republic in 1962.

Clock Tower - It is zero distance from the City located at the roundabout that connects Samora Avenue, Nkrumah, Uhuru, Railway, and India Streets, inaugurated on 11th Dec 1961 to commemorate the City status of Dar es Salaam as well.

Askari Monument - It is located at the center of a roundabout between Samora Avenue and Maktaba Street, unveiled in 1927 to honor the African Soldiers who fought in the First World War and to the memory of the Native African Troops who fought, to the carriers who were the feet and the hands of the army, and to all men who fought, served, died for the King and the Country in East Africa in World War 1&rdquo. The former statue was unveiled in 1911 to celebrate the Germans victory in 1888, represented Major Herman Von Wissmann, a German. 

The Ocean Road Hospital Complex - Founded in 1895 by the German colonial government catered exclusively for the German community. After the First World War, the British Colonial government reserved the hospital for serving the European communities. After independence in 1961, the hospital was renamed the Ocean Road Hospital, and all racial restrictions were removed. In 1980 the facility was converted into a cancer treatment unit, the Radiotherapy Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam was shifted from Muhimbili Medical Centre to the Ocean Road Hospital. In June 1996, Ocean Road Hospital was made an independent autonomous institute directly under the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and its name changed to Ocean Road Cancer Institute.

Important Information

  • Guest need not to carry a print-out of the voucher in order to avail this service, mobile vouchers are acceptable.
  • Child(ren) must be accompanied by an adult to avail above travel service.
  • A valid photo id proof of the Lead Traveler is mandatory to avail this service.
  • Cost of obtaining passports, visas, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, items of a personal nature such as communication (calls, faxes, emails, etc.), and deviations from the tour shall be charged additional.
  • This is a private tour for just you & your group.
  • Good to Know - Your camera is a must. Your experience creates memories. Capturing them to keep forever and share with others.
  • Bring your camera, sun screen and a hat as well.
  • Guests can be picked up from hotels / airport in Dar Es Salaam. Please provide complete details at the time of making a reservation.
  • The company reserves the right to alter arrangements or cancel the operation of a scheduled tour should conditions necessitate.
  • What to Wear - Comfortable, covered walking shoes, a hat and a sweater or jacket. All our activities are low impact, but comfortable clothing will help you enjoy the experience even more. Mornings and evenings can be chilly. Bring sun screen and a hat as well.

Inclusions

  • Private guided 5 hours tour
  • National Museum entry fee
  • Village Museum entry fee
  • Local Dancing at the Village Museum
  • Tingatinga Arts Cooperative Society entrance fee
  • Askari Monument entrance fee
  • Drinking water & Soft drinks
  • Snacks: Cashews & Biscuits
  • Use of Air-conditioned Vehicle & English Speaking Driver Guide

Exclusions

  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Items of personal nature: eg: Cigarette, alcohol, etc.
  • Other expenses of clients

Cancellation Policy

  • Guest may cancel 48 hours before commencement of the Tour.

Tour Conditions

Pax Limit

This tour requires Min. 1 pax & can take upto Max. 9 Pax

Activity Schedule

Open Ticket

Tour Availability Details

Duration : 5 hrs 0 min
Tour Start Time : 08:00
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Adults on this tour
(Age:21-59 yrs)
Children on this tour
(Age:3-11 yrs)
Seniors on this tour
(Age:60-99 yrs)
Infants on this tour
(Age:0-2 yrs)
Student
(Age:12-20 yrs)
Fixed Price Min. Pax limit 1       Max. Pax limit 9

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USD 00.00

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Tour Schedule

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Tour Start Point Address : Hotels in Dar es Salaam City Center, Bagamoyo Road & Msasani Peninsula

Additional Instructions : We can pick our guest at any hotel located in the city center & Msasani Peninsula. Please give us your preferred pick up location.

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