The words Dar es Salaam in Arabic means “haven or place of peace”.
Dar es Salaam, also commonly referred to as Dar, is the largest city in Tanzania. It is a bustling seaport on the east coast of the country that sits at the centre of important shipping routes.
Relatively recent, it doesn’t have any major touristic interest. The city itself is an eclectic mix of Swahili, German, Asian and British architecture, reflecting its colonial past and more recent history.