Top 5 in Dar Es Salaam

Top 5 in Dar Es Salaam

Top 5 things to do in Dar Es Salaam

  1. Enjoying the beautiful beaches

This is our top thing to do in Dar Es Salaam as the city is surrounded by beautiful beaches. Within 15 minutes from the city centre you can be relaxing on a beautiful beach.

things to do in dar es salaam

2.Exploring offshore islands

When people are looking for things to do in Dar Es Salaam they often start to look offshore. There are some beautiful islands off the coastline all reachable by boat within 20 minutes. These islands include Sinda, Mabudya and Bongoyo and are a perfect day out for all the family.

Sinda Island things to do in dar es salaam

3. Museum Dar Es Salaam

National Museum – This is an amazing place to learn about African heritage, since it offers testimonies of human evolution from 6 million years ago, along with the exclusively Tanzanian cultural heritage, Shirazi civilisation and even the testimonies from European colonial period – British and German

Village Museum- represents a collection of traditional Tanzanian dwellings, together with villagers who show off their traditional way of life and tribal dances. This museum is 9km away from the city centre and you can reach it by Mwenge dala dala running from New Posta. The Village Museum opens from 9.30am till 6pm.

things to do in dar es salaam museum

4. Souvenir Shopping

 If you are seeking  souvenirs to remind you of your time in Tanzania we recommend the Mwenge Wood Carver’s Village- this selling area and workshop opens from 8 am till 6 pm every day, and one can even watch carvers at work.

Other places for souvenirs are the Tinga Tinga galleries. Tingatinga is perhaps the synonym for Tanzanian culture and arts. These popular paintings are distinguished by animal and flower motifs and they are made by enamel paints on canvas and bright oil colours. The most prominent tingatinga artist was Edward Saidi Tingatinga and buying paintings in his style is a great thing to do in Dar Es Salaam

things to do in dar es salaam shopping

5. Eat traditional food

Tanzanian cuisine is varied, and implements spicy food and a lot of coconut milk. Due to the large number of expatriates living in Dar es Salaam, growing number of international food restaurants is noticeable, thus, particularly Indian, Chinese, Turkish and Italian food is offered.

Some typical local food you’ll find in Dar es Salaam’s restaurants is wali (rice), ugali, chapatti (Tanzanian typical bread), nyama choma (meat with wali and ugali), and shish kebab. Among snacks, there are maandazi, kebab, samosa and some kind of rice bread called mkate wa kumimina. The most common drinks are tea and coffee. Mnazi/tembo is a typical infusion of Dar es Salaam.

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Beach Activities

Beach Activities

kitesurfing dar es salaam

Beach Fun at south beach dar es salaam

One of the new activities at Kipepeo is Kite Surfing.  Kipepeo gets great winds for kite surfing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and we have wind nearly all year around -we do not however rent out equipment.

Many of our guests enjoy strolls in the surrounding area and watching or playing a game of volleyball on the beach.

Our beach offers the ultimate environment for fun with shallow warm water and white sandy beaches plus a lot of sun.

Activities On Kipepeo Beach

Our Beach

Our beach is known by a lot of names, Kipepeo Beach, south beach, Kigamboni beach- but every name stands for a beautiful Dar Es Salaam beach experience.

Beach Activities

One of the new activities at Kipepeo is Kite Surfing

Nature

Kipepeo means Butterfly in KiSwahili and our whole beach is filled with nature.

Watersports

We organise a variety of sailing, fishing and kayaking tours right from the beach at Kipepeo.

Snorkelling

With our enviable location on south beach, Dar Es Salaam we are able to offer snorkelling trips right from the beach.

Watersports

Watersports

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Watersports at Kipepeo Beach,

Dekeza Dhows, located at Kipepeo beach, offers sailing trips to the nearby uninhabited islands and gives you a great snorkelling experience in the offshore waters. Sometimes even dolphins escort the dhows on their trips! If that is still not active enough for you, what about a kayak trip into the mangroves?

We offer the following excursions from Kipepeo Beach with; Dekeza Dhows who are based on this stretch of the south beach. For more information on Dekeza Dhows see take a look at their website.

All Cruises are operated by traditional wooden dhows. The dhows are equipped with life vests and first aid kits. They are staffed by a professional crew and backed-up by a 15hp outboard motor. The Snorkelling, Sailing and Fishing trips include a Picnic lunch, snacks and Soft drinks, the Sunset Cruise includes Snacks and Soft drinks.

*Dhow Snorkelling and Sailing Experience

$35pp             Starts at 9.30 Am – Returns to Kipepeo at 3.00pm

Sailing and Snorkelling to view the corals and marine life just off the Sinda Islands. Snokelling gear provided.

*Dhow Fishing Trips

$250 per trip with minimum 4 pax and maximum 6 pax (any pax above 4 are charged$20pp)

Full day Fishing with Quality Equipment along the Zanzibar Channel

*Kayaking – Mangrove Forest Explorer

A gentle paddle up the Siwatibe Creek flanked by mangroves and home to a variety of small animals, birds, fish & crabs. Cold drinks included

$15pp   *Morning Cruise Departs Kipepeo Beach  9 am   *Sunset Cruise Departs Kipepeo Beach  at 3.45 pm

Activities On Kipepeo Beach

Beach Activities

One of the new activities at Kipepeo is Kite Surfing

Snorkelling

With our enviable location on south beach, Dar Es Salaam we are able to offer snorkelling trips right from the beach.

Watersports

We organise a variety of sailing, fishing and kayaking tours right from the beach at Kipepeo.

Our Beach

Our beach is known by a lot of names, Kipepeo Beach, south beach, Kigamboni beach- but every name stands for a beautiful Dar Es Salaam beach experience.

Nature

Kipepeo means Butterfly in KiSwahili and our whole beach is filled with nature.

Nature

Nature

kipepeo dar es salaam

Nature at Kipepeo Beach

Here at Kipepeo Beach & Village, dar es salaam we have a variety of wildlife.

Apart from many different birds that live in the area, a variety of butterflies flutter around too. It is from these lovely butterflies we got our name Kipepeo (Kipepeo means butterfly in Swahili) Maybe you will catch a glimpse of the two families of mongoose that are living around Kipepeo Village, or hear the call of a bushbaby at night. In the area behind Kipepeo are salt pans surrounded by mangroves that provide a habitat for numerous birds and other small wildlife.

Bird lists are available at reception with bird species which have been spotted here by amateur bird watchers!

Activities On Kipepeo Beach

Snorkelling

With our enviable location on south beach, Dar Es Salaam we are able to offer snorkelling trips right from the beach.

Nature

Kipepeo means Butterfly in KiSwahili and our whole beach is filled with nature.

Our Beach

Our beach is known by a lot of names, Kipepeo Beach, south beach, Kigamboni beach- but every name stands for a beautiful Dar Es Salaam beach experience.

Beach Activities

One of the new activities at Kipepeo is Kite Surfing

Watersports

We organise a variety of sailing, fishing and kayaking tours right from the beach at Kipepeo.

Our Beach

Our Beach

south beach kigamboni

Welcome to South Beach, Kigamboni,
Dar Es Salaam

Our beach is known by a lot of names, Kipepeo Beach, south beach, Kigamboni – but every name stands for a beautiful Dar Es Salaam beach experience.  

We are located only 9km away from the city centre of Dar Es Salaam and yet we are on a beautiful quiet, white sanded beach; with an icy cold drink in one hand and  favourite novel in the other, this holiday haven will make all your worries wash away with the tide.

Our beach is often described as Dar Es Salaam’s best beach and we are a popular destination for Dar Es Salaam residents wishing to escape the heat, hustle and bustle of the city.  

Many of our guests just love relaxing on our beach chairs and enjoying the view.

Whether you are here at south beach Kigamboni for a few hours or if you have a week long holiday with us we are sure you will love our beach.

The tropical turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean entice you in at all times. Surround yourself with crystal clear water and white sand and experience total relaxation as the afternoon sun kisses your skin and the cool breeze blows gently through your salt-sprayed hair.

The ocean water here is very clean since there is no polluting industry further down the coast to the south.

There are no rocks or sea urchins around making it an ideal and safe beach for swimming even at low tide! Watch the fishermen sail by in their dhows or take a walk on the beach.

Activities On Kipepeo Beach

Nature

Kipepeo means Butterfly in KiSwahili and our whole beach is filled with nature.

Beach Activities

One of the new activities at Kipepeo is Kite Surfing

Snorkelling

With our enviable location on south beach, Dar Es Salaam we are able to offer snorkelling trips right from the beach.

Our Beach

Our beach is known by a lot of names, Kipepeo Beach, south beach, Kigamboni beach- but every name stands for a beautiful Dar Es Salaam beach experience.

Watersports

We organise a variety of sailing, fishing and kayaking tours right from the beach at Kipepeo.