The Hundred Mile Horizon
Dar es Salaam – aka Dar as-Salam, Mzizima – is the largest city in Tanzania situated on a massive natural harbour on the Eastern Indian Ocean coast of Africa. It is also the country’s richest city and a regionally important economic centre. During the eighteenth century it had a strong German trading presence, replaced by the British after World War I until independence in 1961.
Downtown Dar es Salaam is a busy commercial area of town. Due in part to the expatriate community and tourism, the city offers a surprisingly rich and internationalised diversity of cuisine, ranging from traditional
Tanzanian barbecue style options and the long-established traditional Indian and Zanzibari cuisine, to options from all corners of the globe including, Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Italian, and Japanese food.