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travel42 Port Guide: Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam travel42 Port of Call Guide

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, remains the political and economic capital of the country, even though the official seat of government was moved to Dodoma in 1973. The city dates from 1857 and was under the control of Zanzibar, Germany and Britain before Tanzania's independence in 1961.

Often referred to simply as Dar, the city is far from peaceful these days and has few sights for visitors. Most travelers forgo Dar's crowds, noisy markets and humidity and head off to another part of the country. Ho...

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