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DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
Solo Tour Guide Services
To have an individual tour, use a Solo Tour Guide, a private friendly tour guide. Somebody who is local will be invaluable to you for your safety and to know where to go. Apart from looking after your safety and welfare at all times, his local knowledge will make your stay extra special.
Gabriel is a pharmacy student. He is studying health and allied sciences. However in his free time he is a guide. Despite his young age, he has over 18 months experience in this field and loves it. For Gabriel it is an opportunity to show off his country to the world. His hobbies are outdoor adventures, travelling , reading and swimming. Eager to please he will do his very best to assist you. Gabriel also has safari experience so can help you with that too. As well as trips to Zanzibar. Friendly and with a contagious big smile, book Gabriel and you will have a young local at your side. Looking after your safety and welfare at all times.
Gabriel is 21 years old, is a non smoker and speaks English and Swahili.
Total cost for the guide services of Gabriel for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Gabriel after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Gabriel for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Gabriel after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
How To book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-75-225-0678.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Highlights of Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
Originally a fishing village, Dar es Salaam has grown into an important port for Tanzania. As well as for land locked countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia. Until 1974 it was the capital of Tanzania. However government offices have now moved to the new capital of Dodoma. With over 4 million people Dar es Salaam is still the largest city in Tanzania by far. Consequently the city is a hub for arts, media, music, fashion and the country’s main financial centre. Indeed it is the major tourist hub from which visitors enter and depart Tanzania. What with national parks for safaris at hand, it is likely to remain in importance for the tourist sector.
The top two attractions appear to be visiting the islands of Mbudya Island and Bongoyo Island. Guests enjoy the beaches and beach life.
In Tanzania they speak Swahili. Even with nearby Kenya, Dar es Salaam is still the largest Swahili speaking city in the world.
The name Dar es Salaam comes from Arabic. It means “house of peace”. From 1887 the area came under control of German East Africa. The British took control in World War 1. Subsequently under British rule the country’s name became Tanganyika. Independence occurred in 1961. But it was when the territories of Tanganyika and Zanzibar combined that its name changed to Tanzania.
Geographically the wealthy tend to live in beachside mansions to the north of the city. However poverty is rife. Especially visible in downtown areas or slums. 70% of the city live below the poverty line without the basics of electricity or running water. Knowing where to go and where not to go is important for the visitor. An outdated transport system is also challenging.
One must see thing to do is to visit the Village Museum. It is an open-air living museum. You can see farming methods, their way of living and the occasional traditional dance. Different tribes within Tanzania are represented.
The National Museum is also of great interest in that it houses “the Cradle of Early Man”. The first remains that are closely related to homo sapiens. In addition there is another section highlighting Tanzania’s sordid past with the slave trade.
For shopping, you can try the Slipway Shopping Centre. To view everyday life then go to Kivukoni Fish Market or Kariakoo Market. Another interesting place to visit is the Mwenge Woodcarvers Market.
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You can pre-order an inexpensive taxi transfer to the city centre or to the airport. A luxury transfer option is also available. The transfer cost is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises regardless of how long the driver has to wait for you, stoppages and traffic jams.