Where to Spend a Weekend in Dar es Salaam

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Getting back to the office and operating on an 8 am to 5 pm schedule after the holidays craze is never an easy task. You envision waking to the sound of ocean waves in any of the Dar es Salaam hotels along the beach or taking an evening walk on the soft, warm, white sands. Of course your current bank balance doesn’t promise a stay in a 5-star resort in Dar es Salaam but you are allowed to day dream on your coffee break.

Here are some of our top pick Dar es Salaam hotels for that special weekend for which you can break your piggy bank in 2017:

  1. Dar es Salaam City Centre

With Julius Nyerere International Airport as the entry into the city and the main airport of the country, the most luxurious hotels in Dar es Salaam are only 12km away.

Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam

Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel is the epitome of luxury within the city. At only 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, with easy access to malls and night clubs; shopaholics and party lovers are definitely meant to book here.

Ramada Encore is ideal for those who want to discover Dar es Salaam’s skyline. You can enjoy a chilled drink at the rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city. During your stay at the hotel, why not visit the two national museums (the National Museum and the Village Museum) and get to know a bit about Tanzanian history?

Executive King Room Harbour View

Room at Harbour View

Harbour View Suites is the cheapest of the three with spacious, well designed rooms. As one of Dar es Salaam hotels near the ferry, it is a great choice for travellers wishing to discover Zanzibar Town for a day and be back by the last ferry.

  1. Mbezi Beach

Looking for a pristine beach in Tanzania’s coast? Your search should end here where the country’s affluent population vacations. Being the low season, promotional offers are going around the table and your bank account may not suffer as much.

Whitesands Beach Resort Dar es Salaam

Whitesands Beach Resort

Hotel White Sands: The Beach Resort has a 1 km long private beach that is perfect for an evening walk. The large luxuries of aqua life are definitely to be enjoyed here. Scuba diving in clear waters, water amusement park and boat trips are worth every cent.

Restaurant at Ramada Resort

Ramada Resort’s Restaurant

Ramada Resort was designed with foodies in mind with five restaurants to sample from. Certainly a unique culinary experience for every resident of the hotel. To top it all, the rooftop bar is where you want to be when there is a live band. Not too worry, you can shed all the calories at the onsite fitness centre.

Room at Giraffe Ocean Hotel

Room at Giraffe Ocean Hotel

Giraffe Ocean View Hotel is the fairest of them all yet with rooms overlooking the ocean. You can get a massage at the spa after a long walk on the private beach.

  1. Msasani

Do you prefer to shop till you drop or ride in a boat with the Swahili fishermen into the ocean? Would you rather dance your way through the night or sample every local food a region has to offer?  Msasani guarantees that you enjoy all these activities in one weekend.

hotel slipway

Hotel Slipway

Hotel Slipway is one of the few Dar es Salaam hotels to be within a mall, The Slipway, and to have access to the Indian Ocean. From here you can treat yourself in the various leisure and shopping complexes as well as relish in the aquatic activities.

Sea Cliff Hotel  is strategically built on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Gamers immediately feel at home at the Sea Cliff Casino with its 140 Slots and 16 Table games.

Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam

Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam

Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam is the place to have your wedding reception, anniversary party or your 50th birthday in the large marquee overseeing the ocean, well situated right by the pool and gardens.

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