Dar es Salaam (from Arabic: دار السلام Dār as-Salām, “the house of peace”; former capital of Tanzania.
Until 1974, Dar es Salaam served as Tanzania’s capital city, at which point the capital city commenced transferring to Dodoma, which was officially completed in 1996. The city is located on the Swahili Coast. Largest city in East Africa and the fastest growing cities in the world. It has a population of about 4,360,000 people. Also the largest and most populous Swahili-speaking city in the world.
The city is an important economic Centre and is said to be the richest city in Tanzania.
Notwithstanding, Dar es continues to remain a focus of central government bureaucracy. It is still the most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film and television and a leading financial centre.
Julius Nyerere International Airport
The city is the leading arrival and departure point for most tourists who visit Tanzania, including the national parks for safaris and the islands of Unguja and Pemba.
Kariakoo is a ward in the IIala District of Dar es Salaam. The name derives from a corruption of that of the British “Carrier Corps”, that used to be based in this area. Today, Kariakoo is mainly known for its extensive market, that spans several city blocks located on 67 Swahili Street.
This market is vital to local Tanzanians. It is the biggest market in East Africa and a huge variety of products are being sold such as vegetables, fruits, spices, meat, household products, shoes bags, beads etc. etc.“It is worth it just to wander around and see if there is anything that interests you. Everyone is willing to bargain a bit as long as you are in a buying mood and perhaps want more of what they have to offer.
Be sure to bring local Tanzanian shillings or the equivalent about of USD. In many situations, they prefer USD since their currency fluctuates quite a lot. Make sure you know the exchange rate if you are taking USD.” The best shopping time is is Saturday morning 😉
I Use Bajaji from City Style Hotel at Sinza Mugabe to the craft market. I enjoy the way it shake shake also Cheapest means of transport so no bargaining. I had a good chat with him also improve my Swahili.
Tanzania shiling know as Tshiling.