Places of Importance
Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere International Airport
Located 14 kilometres away from the hotel, Dar es Salaam’s International Airport can host approximately 2,770 passengers per day, and is the city’s main hub for African and international airlines.
Aga Khan Hospital
This hospital is an 80 bed, multi-speciality health care centre that provides general medical services, specialist clinics and state-of-the-art diagnostic services. It is located one kilometre away from the hotel.
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Historical Walking Tour of Dar es Salaam
Southern Sun Dar is conveniently located just around the corner from Dar es Salaam’s Presidential State House. Guests can take a self-guided walking tour from the hotel to visit the State House and other historical landmarkas like the Ocean Road Hospital, Askari Monument and famous fish market. Please enquire at Reception for directions.
Located on the Southern Coast of Dar es Salaam, this strip of beach is only 4 kilometres away from the hotel and is known for its unspoiled white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre
Located across the road from the hotel, the recently built convention centre hosts many international conferences and seminar and covers an impressive 2.5 hectares.
Las Vegas Casino
This casino is part of an entertainment complex and is situated next to the Jolly International Club. It offers jackpot slots, live table games, American Roulette, Blackjack, Poker and more.
Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club
Just down the road from the hotel, this club offers sporting facilities such as golf, tennis, squash, football, cricket and snooker.
Mlimani City Complex
The ‘Mlimani City’ shopping complex includes several large South African chain stores such as the ‘Shoprite’ Supermarket and ‘Game’ department store. The complex also includes a movie theatre.
The National Stadium frequently hosts Dar es Salaam’s Young Africans Football Club, Simba Club and other national clubs. It also plays host to many international and national ceremonies and events.
Local Water Sports
Several water sports are available along the Dar es Salaam coastline. They include deep sea fishing, snorkelling, waterskiing, surfing diving, sailing and kite gliding.
Located just around the corner from the hotel, the newly renovated National Museum is Tanzania’s largest museum. It has a large selection of collections and exhibitions covering the fields of archaeology, biology ethnography and history.
Slipway Craft Market
Located just a few kilometres away from the hotel, the Slipway Craft Market has a large amount of stalls and shops selling local crafts, artwork, carvings, materials and trinkets. It’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for souvenirs or gifts!
Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands
Located only a short boat ride off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Mbudya and Bongoyo islands offer stunning beaches with crystal clear water and white sand. Regular boat services run back and forth between the islands daily, making it the perfect day trip. Please enquire at reception for more information.
Located in the Northern part of Tanzania, just 3 degrees South of the Equator, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It comprises of three distinct volcanic cones and is a popular tourist attraction. Climbing excursions up the mountain can also be arranged. www.tanzaniaparks.com
Located 60 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo used to be one of the most important trading ports on the East coast of Africa in the late 19th century. Today, the town has been named a world heritage site and is known for its rich history, old architecture and relaxing beaches. bagamoyo.com
Located 60 kilometres off the coast of mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar is a beautiful island destination known for its stunning beaches and rich history. The island’s stone town is a beautiful maze of narrow winding roads and ancient Arabic architecture. Tourists can enjoy excursions such as diving, snorkelling, cultural and spice tours. www.zanzibartourism.net/
Mikumi National Park
Located just a few hours drive from Dar es Salaam, Mikumi National Park offers exceptional game viewing. Located at the Northern border of Africa’s biggest game reserve – the Selous, it is home to large numbers of animals such as elephants, giraffes, lion, hippos and zebras.www.tanzaniaparks.com/mikumi.html
Selous Game Reserve
As Africa’s largest wildlife reserve and Tanzania’s most extensive protected area, the Selous Game reserve boasts a large number of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, lion, leopard, impala, antelope and lots more. It is also home to 350 species of birds and is located just 150 Km South of Dar es Salaam.
Northern Circuit Game Parks
Located in the very North of the country, Tanzania’s Northern circuit includes some of the most famous game parks and reserves in the world. A trip up here would not be complete without a visit to the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, both of which boast thousands of different species of wildlife. www.serengeti.org
Mount Meru is one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. Climbers have the opportunity to view some of the country’s most beautiful wildlife along their trek.