Cheap flights to Dar Es Salaam Tanzania

Urban cool, Swahili-style
Flights to Dar Es Salaam from
  • 690 USD per person
  • Flights from New York starting at 690 USD
  • Flights from Boston starting at 770 USD

About Dar Es Salaam


In the pre-dawn light, the sea shimmers divinely. Young men, rubbing sleep from their eyes, push out their small wooden dhows – sailing vessels – setting off to fish. By the time the sun has arisen, the whole dockside is buzzing with people: customers haggling over octopus and barracuda, and fishermen digging into a well-earned meal. Meanwhile the high-rises of the vast city in the background reflect the tropical sun.

Dar Es Salaam translates as ‘Place of Peace’. Until the 19th century, it was a small fishing village called Mzizima; by 2020, it is expected to have 5 million residents.

Listen to young rappers trying out beats against a cacophony of horns and rattling exhausts. Then join dreadlocked foreigners in restaurants, eyes twinkling as they tell tales of Mount Kilimanjaro over plates of ugali, the local cornmeal dish. When you tire of the city, escape to Bongoyo Island, where you can snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and relax on beaches of the purest white sand.

Roundabouts are known as ‘keeplefties’ by the locals.

How’s the weather in Dar Es Salaam in February?

  • Temperature 75-90 °F
  • Dry days 22-
  • Average rainfall 109 mm
  • Snow days 0


  • Population 4.3M
  • Local time :
  • Currency Tanzanian Shilling

What does Dar Es Salaam cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Dar Es Salaam cost 78% less than in New York
  • Taxi
    Take a taxi from 1.9 USD per kilometre
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 0.18 USD


  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 4.01 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 1.11 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): .33 USD


  • Rice (1kg): 1.21 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 4.54 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 2.77 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.26 USD


  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): .18 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 2.24 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.9 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): .95 USD

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 78.4 USD
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 9.68 USD
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 4.56 USD

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 26.23 USD
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 72.03 USD
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 62.53 USD
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 84.84 USD

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