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Dar es Salaam Zoo

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 658 999 888
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If you love animals you don't like the place

It is a long way to reach the Zoo of Dar es Salaam from the Town Centre. It took us around 1.5 hrs... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Very Cheap Place

The place is far from Dar es salaam town and is in a residential place it seemed like it was... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Mayur N
Nairobi, Kenya
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Dar es Salaam Zoo is a wildlife and nature sanctuary dedicated towards conserving and preserving plant and animal species. Apart from exploring a range of species at the zoo, individuals and families may enjoy blissful weekend outings sealed by our amusement park for kids plus a sized swimming pool.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good22%
  • Average34%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 658 999 888
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

It is a long way to reach the Zoo of Dar es Salaam from the Town Centre. It took us around 1.5 hrs to reach there. The last 9 km on the dust road are difficult to drive and during rains the road becomes dangerous...More

Thank R56-12
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The place is far from Dar es salaam town and is in a residential place it seemed like it was privately owned. The place is small, and cages are very tiny so animals were actually bored and exhausted in the scouring sun of Tanzania. I...More

1  Thank Mayur N
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This park has the potential to be great. They have large spaces and grounds. Unfortunately the zoo is in the old victorian style and the animals are obviously unhappy in their small cages. The entrance fee of US$20 for foreigners is really expensive; but the...More

1  Thank CatherinedeF
Reviewed 4 January 2016

It has a lot of bird species, few lions, few leopard, lots of money, bamboons, few Elands, few snackes and crocodiles, zebras, hyenas, has a swimming pool for kids under 13 years, with a restaurant and lots of trees. Very fun place to be with...More

Thank tkay k
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Needed a lot of walking to cover the whole area, it's a large compound with play area for kids and few refreshment spots. Saw ostrich, turkey and zonki for the first time.

Thank 520sunilk
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This was definitely a good climax for our family holiday in Dar es salaam,especially when we ran short of cash and could not reach Mikumi National park. It took us nearly the whole day at the place with sumptuous lunch break of grilled meat and...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Took the kids to Dar Es Salaam zoo. First adventure wax the wait for the Kigamboni ferry just to get over to the other side from Dar. Probably sat for about 1 hour without moving. Then once over after the 10 minute ferry ride it...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This zoo is not big but good for kids to know about animals. Kids can see them directly and enjoy the best feeling

Reviewed 24 August 2015

This zoo although far located from the city centre - has a wide variety of wild animals as well as dangerous species such as crocodiles and poisonous snakes!

1  Thank Awb7Dsm
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Not a very attractive place. Looks run down. Why do you go to a zoo to see animals in a country with plenty of National Parks and Reserves.

Thank Maheshdf
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Marcella B
8 July 2017|
Response from Subodh619 | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember exactly but it was around 4000 TSH or 6000 TSH i.e less than 3 USD.
11 June 2016|
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Response from CatherinedeF | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a way from the city centre on a very bad road. You also need to catch the ferry back, so plan accordingly. To be honest, it's not really worth the effort to get there
adeline k
24 March 2016|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly but if it was US $8 for Foreigners locals were something like TSH3,000 or TSH4,000. But don't hold me to it it was last August when I went.:)