Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam
Port of Entry
06°49.266'S, 039°18.004'E Chart icon.png
lat=-6.8211 | lon=39.30007 | zoom=14 | y

Dar es Salaam (Dar) (from Arabic: دار السلام‎ Dār as-Salām, "the house of peace"; formerly Mzizima) is the former capital as well as the most populous city in Tanzania (4,364,541 inhabitants in 2012) and a regionally important economic centre. Located on the Swahili coast, the city is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.


See Tanzania.


Due to close proximity to the equator and the warm Indian Ocean, the city experiences tropical climatic conditions, typified by hot and humid weather throughout much of the year. It has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen: Aw). Annual rainfall is approximately 1,100 mm (43 in), and in a normal year there are two rainy seasons: "the long rains" in April and May and "the short rains" in November and December.

See also Tanzania.


See Mozambique Channel.


See Tanzania.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


Follow the markers to the port.


Dar es Salaam is a port of entry/exit for Tanzania. For details see Entrance: Tanzania.


The commercial port is small and busy. But yachts cannot moor there. and have to use the Slipway anchorage.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The Dar Yacht club, on the West side of Msasani Peninsula, is restricted to members and is not open to visiting yachts.


Slipway Anchorage

Slipway Anchorage/wiki/Dar_es_Salaam#Slipway_Anchorage
Anchorage icon Slipway Anchorage [[Dar es Salaam#Slipway Anchorage|Slipway Anchorage]] 06°44.968'S, 039°16.034'E

Yachts should anchor off the Dar es Salaam Yacht club situated on the West side of Msasani Peninsula, north of the shipping harbour. --Fourplay 13:00, 8 May 2010 (UTC).

The Slipway Complex in Msasani Bay is friendly to yachtsmen and offers several services to visiting yachts. For a very reasonable monthly fee, they provide a water taxi service, water and assistance with local information. The complex also has hotels, shops and restaurants.


Water ?
Electricity ?
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs In the Slipway Complex
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Eating out


See Tanzania.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Tanzania.


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