Dar es Salaam is the largest and commercial city in Tanzania. It's regarded as the gateway to the rarely visited Southern Circuit National parks including Mikumi national park, the Great Ruaha, Selous and Udzungwa mountains.

The name Dar es Salaam in Arabic literally mean “the abode of peace”. Walking around the city is a great way to get an incense for the culture and Kariakoo market is an interesting area for newcomers in the Dar es salam. While in Dar you can easily visit nearby sites such as Bagamoyo, Bongoyo and Mbudja Islands and also learn how to scuba dive etc. 

Tanzania's main airport is in Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) (formerly known as Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere International Airport and Dar es Salaam International Airport).