Major city hotel, beach resort, cultural centre and historic destination
The Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers 152 rooms and suites, a selection of restaurants and bars, extensive grounds immediately adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and a conference centre and business centre. Within walking distance of the city centre, the hotel is adjacent to the main diplomatic centre.
The City of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (meaning ‘Haven of Peace'), is the largest city in Tanzania (population estimated at 4 million), the third-fastest-growing city in Africa and the ninth-fastest- growing in the world. Though Dar es Salaam lost its official status as Tanzania's capital city to Dodoma in 1973, it remains the centre of the permanent central government bureaucracy and continues to serve as the capital for the surrounding Dar es Salaam Region.
Dar offers a huge variety of city hotel accommodation options. As well as the central city hotel choices, many other beachside city hotel resorts are offered on the southern and northern beaches. Most city hotel hotels have regular discos or live music, especially at the weekends; as do the majority of bars.
Dar es Salaam city hotel location
The Southern Sun is centrally located in the heart of the business quarter of Dar es Salaam, within walking distance of the major shopping areas, and 10 minutes by car (12 km) from Dar es Salaam International Airport. Dar es Salaam lies on the Tanzanian coast of East Africa. Tanzania's main airport is located in Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International, which is 10 km from Dar es Salaam city centre and 20 km from the Msasani Peninsula.
When to go to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
This city hotel can be visited at any time of year. Situated close to the equator and the warm Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam experiences generally tropical climatic conditions, typified by hot and humid weather throughout much of the year. Annual rainfall is approximately 1,100 mm (43 in) per annum and in a normal year there are two distinct rainy seasons, 'the Tanzania long rains' which fall during April and May, and 'the Tanzania short rains' - during October and November.
What to see in Dar es Salaam
Dar, as it is popularly known, is full of historical buildings, many of which date back to German and British colonial times. Spanning two sweeps of bay, looking out over the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is relaxed in atmosphere and can easily be navigated on foot (the guided city tour takes around 2 hours).
Accommodation at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
The Southern Sun accommodation comprises of 152 well-appointed guest rooms including 2 suites, 10 executive rooms and one room specifically equipped for physically challenged guests. The majority of the rooms are non-smoking. The Southern Sun offers 24-hour room service, laundry and dry-cleaning services, ample secure parking, corporate and business support services (including complimentary WiFi internet access and a conference service).
Dining and bars at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
The Southern Sun offers the Kivulini Restaurant (buffet) and the Baraza Grill (a fusion of Swahili and Continental Cuisine (a la carte) plus a number of bars.
Conference and event facilities at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
The Southern Sun Kikao room accommodates up to 35 people (theatre style).
Dimensions 5.51m x 8.75m (48.2 square metres).
The Southern Sun facilities include:
• Air conditioned
• Adjustable lighting and daylight
• Telephone in the room
• 240V (3 pin UK type) electrical sockets
• Complimentary wireless internet access
• Overhead projector/35mm projector
• DVD,VCR, Screen, TV monitor and Hifi equipment
• LCD projector
• Tele-conferencing capability
Tanzania city hotel incentives can also be arranged in Dar es Salaam or on the surrounding northern Tanzania safari circuit.
Weddings and honeymoons at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
This Tanzania city hotel makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
Child-friendly facilities at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
This Tanzania city hotel welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds.
What to do and see at this city hotel
Dar es Salaam offers its own Yacht Club on the Msasani Peninsula, while the Gymkhana on Gymkhana Road offers tennis courts and golf. Most city hotel options offer swimming pools, tennis, squash and more. There are also a number of dive schools and water sports centres.
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