Dar es Salaam: The City of Peace and Brotherhood

The vibrant, bustling east African city of Dar es Salaam is one of the busiest ports of Tanzania and is home to the highest peak on the contient

Dar es Salaam: The City of Peace and Brotherhood

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dar Es Salaam, in the Arabic language, meaning “hometown of peace”, is the name of a city in Tanzania. This news, which was published in the World Bulletin in 2012, is being republished due to the travel of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Tanzania.

The city is located in the eastern part of Tanzania, on the eastern shores of the Indian Ocean. Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and consists of three regions: Kinondoni in the north, Ilala in the middle and Temeke in the south.

 Dar Es Salaam (Arabic: country of peace), formerly called Mzizima, is the largest city in Tanzania. It is an important economic centre in the region and the richest city of the country, with the estimated population of around 2.5 million. Until the mid-1970s, the capital of the country, Dar Es Salaam, remains the centre of the central government bureaucracy, despite the new capital, Dodoma.

 Dar Es Salaam, once a small fishing village but now the biggest city in Tanzania, deserves its name in the full sense. You will be unsure between going to Zanzibar or going to Serengeti while being surrounded by the Indian Ocean and Africa. While your plane lands on the airport with the morning light, Dar Es Salaam will great you with its stunning views of the white beaches and half-islands.

 The natural history museum is one of the places in Dar Es Salaam that must be visited. The museum is full of artifacts that show how far the roots of Africa reaches in the human history. The most interesting of these is a human footprint estimated to be about 3.5 million years old. The museum offers a satisfying visualisation for those who want to understand the process Tanzania went through and the lived periods.

 As well as the history, those who want to enjoy the last periods of the summer season, can travel to the small or big islands around. Especially Bogoya Island, where there is no settlement on, is the one to go to. While enjoying the beach during the day, you can take a peaceful walk on the beach towards the sunset.

 Dar Es Salaam is a gate that opens to the other exotic beauties of Tanzania. For example, although under protection, Serengeti National Park where natural life continues and Ngorongoro conservation area are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is possible to enter into a bit of the natural life by participating the tours in these regions. Another option is to visit Klimanjaro, where the American writer Ernest Hemingway found peace in the shadow of. Although the snow at the peak of it is due to melt, this mysterious mountain is still very impressive.    

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