Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, formally known as Mzizima is the largest city and business Centre in Tanzania and one of the safest largest city in East Africa as its meaning depict itself “Heaven of Peace” derived from Arab language.
The region has a population of 4.36 million as of the official 2012 census; it is the most populated among the 30 regions of Tanzania, accounting for 10 percent of the total Tanzania Mainland population.
Located between latitudes 6.36 degrees and 7.0 degrees to the south of Equator and longitudes 39.0 and 33.33 to the east of Greenwich, Dar es Salaam is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the east.
The City experiences equatorial climate which is generally hot and humid throughout the year with an average temperature of 29ºC. May and August the temperature is cool reaching to around 25ºC, however, October to March are the hottest seasons during which temperatures can raise up to 35ºC. Short rain season from October to December and a long rain season between March and May are the only two rain seaons that can be experienced in Dar es Salaam.
As a business centre,
Dar es Salaam offers a wide range of hotels and traditional and international cuisines.
Getting to Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam can be easily accessed by national and international flights through Julius K. Nyerere International Airport (JKNIA) 40 minutes’ drive to the city centre. Local and International flights to Dar es Salaam includes KLM, Qatar Air, Precision Air, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airline, Air France, Uganda Airline, Rwandair, South African Airline, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Egypt Air to mention a few.
Also for some of African countries Dar es Salaam can be reached through road from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique etc, as well as Railway through the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA).