Dar es Salaam is more than Tanzania’s main city. It is a thriving metropolis, a cultural melting pot, and one of the main centers of Swahili language and culture. As with any city that is host to millions, it can be loud, polluted, and noisy.
While we appreciate a good urban center as much as the next person, sometimes you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle and get some fresh air, get back to nature, and see some wildlife while you’re at it, too. Fortunately, there are a handful of places in the city and a slew within an hour or two drive where you can do this.
Click here for our top picks for getting outdoors in and around Dar es Salaam.