It's a challenge to find your ideal spot in Dar es Salaam - beach or city? Island or mountain? The options are endless...
For many, Dar es Salaam is nothing more than a stopover destination, an interesting diversion on the way to or from the beaches on the island of Zanzibar, the safari lodges of outback Africa or the soaring peaks of the Tanzanian interior. Dust off the initial layer of chaos, though, and you'll discover a city with beautiful colonial architecture and peaceful gardens. In the city itself you'll find a wide range of hotels, from budget hotels with basic amenities to luxury hotels that reach for the sky.
Less than a 20-minute drive north of the hectic scenes of Dar, the downtown area of the city, you'll unearth the tranquil resort hotels of the Msasani Peninsula, which include those in affluent Oyster Bay. International hotel brands compete for business here, offering guests ocean views, swimming pools, cocktail bars, a choice of restaurants and stylish, comfortable rooms. The proximity to the city makes this a great base for a dose of beach life interspersed with urban pleasures.
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