There are plenty of unique features in Dar es Salaam due to its history. The city has many features that may interest tourists and historians. Such include the National Museum, Makumbusho Village, Makonde carvings centre and Tingatinga painting Art. Close to the National Museum are also the botanical gardens, with some specimens of tropical plants and trees.
Dar es Salaam is also blessed with white sand beaches on the Msasani peninsula north of Dar es Salaam and in Kigamboni to the south where residents and tourists alike frequently visit. Trips to the nearby islands of Mbudya and Bongoyo are a popular daytrip from the city and a favorite spot for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.