Dar Es Salaam Cruises

Aerial view of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Aerial view of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam has long been regarded by many visitors as just a stopping point en route to some of Zanzibar's most exotic places, from its game parks and reserves to the beautiful Pemba and Mafia islands.

But those who use this major, rapidly-growing city as merely a stepping stone to places beyond it are missing out on a destination that offers a wonderful blend of historical and modern-day sites, cultural highlights and its own gorgeous coastline that rivals that of any of the islands within reach. 

The thriving metropolis of Dar es Salaam has grown from the quiet fishing village it once was, to a city packed with bustling districts where towering modern buildings overlook older African, Arab, Indian and German architectural delights. Fishing still plays an important role in daily life here, and visiting the fish market at Kivukoni Front is a must to get a feel for the city at its most local and authentic. To escape the noise, unspoilt beaches - popular with sun-worshippers and watersport enthusiasts - provide the perfect place to relax. 

Cruises to Dar Es Salaam

Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Fred. Olsen's Africa and Indian Ocean Cruise

The Intrepid Beauty of Africa & the Indian Ocean • T2330

Sun 19 Nov 2023
93 nights
  • Experience an adventure of a lifetime on this epic circumnavigation of Africa
  • Seek out incredible flora and fauna; visit iconic historic sites; journey off the beaten track; and much more
  • Get a feel for authentic Indian life; enjoy time in Jeddah; and sail the Suez Canal too