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What To Do in Dar es Salaam

Top Local Attractions

From a day out at the zoo to a boat ride to Bongoyo and Mbudya Islands, our hotel is ideally placed to experience the best attractions in Dar es Salaam. Southern Sun Dar es Salaam is close to the Botanical Gardens and offers a convenient base from which to discover Tanzania’s game reserves that boast a large number of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, lion, leopard, impala, antelope and lots more. 

For beach lovers the hotel is near the beautiful South Beach, with its pristine, powdery white sand and crystal clear waters. The Slipway Craft Market is also nearby and has a number of stalls and shops selling local crafts, artwork, carvings, materials and trinkets.

Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands are a short boat ride away and boat services run back and forth between the islands daily, making it the perfect day trip. 

Find out what our recommendations are for the top local attractions near the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam hotel.

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Julius Nyerere International Airport Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania +255 22 284 4371

Julius Nyerere International Airport is the international airport of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres southwest of the city centre.

Slipway Craft Market Yacht Club Rd, Tanzania

Craft Market in Dae es Salaam.

Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre Shaaban Robert St Dar es Salaam Tanzania +255 22 292 2101

The Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, a branch of the Arusha International Conference Centre is purpose built Convention Centre in Dar es salaam City.

Bongoyo Island Bongoyo Island Tanzania

Bongoyo Island is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, situated 2.5km north of the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam.

Mbudya Island Mbudya Island Tanzania

Mbudya Island is an uninhabited island in Tanzania, north of the country's capital city, Dar es Salaam and is one of the four islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve.

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Montecasino Blvd, Gauteng, 2021, ZAF
Phone: +27 11 461 9744