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... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.