Swiss Garden Hotel

Mindu Street Plot No. 512, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dar es Salaam

Recovering from Kili and preparing for Overland

A travel blog entry by johneklund


Friday, January 31st, 2014

As we drove to Kilimanjaro airport we spoke about the experiences we had climbing Kili and were just glad we had done it but were not keen to do anything so strenuous in the Nepal leg of our grand tour.

Kilimajaro airport is a tiny place for an international airport and we passed passport control but assured them we were on a domestic flight to Dar es Salaam. They seemed happy with our story and let us through. ...

Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... be able to protect them).

  • Cattle (goats, sheep, cows) lives inside of the house with people. There are two reasons for this:
- to protect it against predators, and
- to make the house warmer.
  • In general men are allowed to have two wives - senior wife and junior wife. The second wife is supposed to be younger and more fertile. Both wives have their own house where ...

Huge, hot, dry... Welcome to Tanzania!

A travel blog entry by


... A new day, a new challenge! From Kahama we went by bus to Arusha in the north of TZ. Another 10 hour drive expected us (we were again told it takes 8 hours). But this time we fortunately "enjoyed" a more comfortable express bus and secondly we already knew what's expecting us. This huge country with these tremendously long distances can be so tiring when only seeing desert and massai. (By now I really don't understand and I'm wondering why people travel ...

Tanzania....And Relax!

A travel blog entry by ejae


... my first night I got into bed and listened to the waves and the unfamiliar sounds of my beachfront location. It didn't take long to fall asleep but the bed was very uncomfortable! Breakfast was just 3 and included free tea & coffee.

I decided to spend my first day in Tanzania trying to track down a place to exchange travellers cheques. An impossible task it appeared. DO NOT BRING TRAVELLERS CHEQUES TO AFRICA! ...

Day Fifty

A travel blog entry by embelina

I wake up at half 7 but there's no way I'm getting up until at least the time my alarm goes off. I wait til half 8 then make myself get up. I go down to breakfast and then wait for Elliot to appear - hopefully Dad's been able to transfer the money so we're going to the cash point this morning to see if it'll work. I wait until half 9 and then go knock on his door. No answer. Then I wait until half 10 and knock again, and again no answer. I ...

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This hotel, located on Mindu Street Plot No. 512, Dar es Salaam, is near National Museum, Village Museum, and Nyumba ya Sanaa.
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