Fun things to do in Dar es Salaam city on a tight budget.

Kipepeo Beach and Village are located in the outskirts of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam city.  Short drive and ferry trip takes you straight into the Dar es Salaam city centre.

The largest city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam boasts cultural diversity with a variety of shopping, entertainment and dining scenes.

Our beach at Kipepeo is perfect for a Dar Es Salaaam hotel break as we offer the beautiful beach along with our close proximity to Dar Es Salaam city. Many of our guests at Kipepeo find it hard to leave our beautiful sun kissed beach; however for those who wish to explore further we are always happy to help with suggestions and ideas.

We have put together a list below of activities which can be enjoyed on a budget by travellers to Kipepeo and Dar Es Salaam City.

Explore the National Museum of Dar es Salaam City

If you’re a history aficionado, start your day on a high note by visiting the National Museum of Dar es Salaam to learn more about the history and culture of the country. You’ll have an opportunity to see the history of the country through pictures; there are also interesting presentations on the cradle of mankind – Olduvai Gorge with prints of human’s first ancestor’s footprints. You can also learn more about the British and German colonial eras. There are several collections of antiques displayed at the museum including arts and crafts. The museum has a new extension – the House of Culture, a venue for musical concerts and an art gallery.

Entrance fee is 6500 TZS approx. $3 (adult) | 2600 TZS approx. $1.20 (children)

Dar es Salaam city

Visit Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is also known as Coco Beach, and it’s located on the Msasani Peninsula. This is a great place to hang out with the locals and enjoy a wide range of street food snacks and live music. The open area on the beach is frequently used for entertainment events such as parties and concerts. You can get a taxi from the city centre to Coco beach for about $6.

Entrance: Free

Enjoy the Best-Grilled Chicken in Dar

Mamboz Corner BBQ is a street-side BBQ restaurant known for serving the best-grilled chicken in town. The restaurant serves a variety of grilled chicken such as lemon chicken spicy gujarr chicken and chicken sekela. If you have not had a taste of Urojo, also known as Zanzibar mix, you can order a plate here.

Price: From $3 to $10

Visit the Village Museum

The Village Museum features several traditional Tanzanian huts decorated in traditional styles from the whole country. This is a great place to learn more about the cultural heritage of the country. Traditional dance and music take place daily. You can purchase some souvenirs and handcrafts, which are made by the villagers who have traditional skills in pottery, weaving and carving.

Entrance fee is 6500 TZS approx. $3 (adult) | 2600 TZS approx. $1.20 (children)

The dance and music performance costs 2000TZS (adults) and 1000 TZS (children)

Enjoy your time in Dar Es Salaam city,