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Explore Fun Things to Do Around Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A lively city on the rise, Dar es Salaam is a regionally important economic center and an alluring vacation destination. Situated on the scenic East African coast, this thriving, striving city provides easy access to a wide array of fantastic urban and natural attractions, including heart-pounding safaris, idyllic beaches, moss-covered ruins, exceptional shopping, and cultural fascinations that inspire wonder and awe. Situated in the city center, Peninsula Hotel puts you in a prime position to the region's most popular local attractions and activities.

Bongoyo Island

Head over to this much-loved island destination off the Msasani Peninsula. Unwind under thatched umbrellas on the white-sand beaches, dive in for a snorkeling adventure, or grab a delicious bite from the open-air snack bar – the choice is yours!
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Mbudya Island

Make the most of your Tanzania retreat with a trip to Mbudya island. Grab your snorkeling gear and get a closer look at the exotic marine life, enjoy a relaxing swim in the turquoise waters, or soak up the sun on the pristine white-sand beaches.
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National Museum & House of Culture

Learn about Tanzania's illustrious past. Explore the awe-inspiring exhibits showcasing fossils of some of the earliest human ancestors, check out the vintage car collection, and find yourself transported back in time at the historic National Museum & House of Culture.
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St. Joseph Cathedral

Soak up the atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, a Gothic-style Roman Catholic church on the harbor front. Built by German missionaries, the cathedral features numerous striking elements like the shingled spire, vaulted interior, and stained-glass windows behind the altar.
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Kivukoni Fish Market

Experience an authentic slice of daily Dar es Salaam life at the Kivukoni Fish Market. Watch the fishing boats offload the catch of the day, get a closer look at the various marine species on display, and get a taste of the freshest seafood in town.
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