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Dar Es Salaam Nightlife, Tanzania

Like most African cities, the young city of Dar es Salaam has slowly introduced Western style of nightlife to its local populace. However, with good number of tourists visiting the city every year the transformation of the city may come sooner as expected. As of today, the choices for nightlife may be limited to a few bars and lounges as well as dining and coffee experience. However, this would never mean that nightlife in experience is zero; it just means that the visitor must be resourceful enough to find and enjoy his own brand of nightlife in this peaceful city. Nevertheless, if you find the perfect place that would suit you, fun almost comes off as automatic with you beaming in laughter, dancing to the music or enjoying a nice little chat with old acquaintances and newfound friends.

One of the more popular choices of the locals as well as the foreigners alike is the Mediterraneo Lounge. It is a chill-out bar that is strategically located in an area facing the Indian Ocean. Therefore, while listening to the wide array of choices for chill-out and lounge music you can sip your favorite drink and savor the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. To top it all, all food and drinks are priced in the fairest of amounts making you enjoy the experience all the more. Mind you, the spectacle that is the Indian Ocean especially at night can be disarming and breathtaking.

The choices of the drinks may range from the local brands of Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Safari; beers kinds are: Tusker, Ndovu, Castel Lager and Heineken; imported drinks is Konyagi -a popular local gin and its variant Konyagi Ice it is a comparable lemonade.

The Dar region of the city is home to some good bars offering all kinds of music.

Food choices are also endless. Ranging from affordable to luxurious there are several restaurants offering different kinds of cuisine. Included in this list are Tanzania, Indian East and South, Asian, Italian, Ethiopian and Middle Eastern among others. The best café or bistro in the city is the Épi d'Or owned and run by a French woman who is an excellent cook.

As you can see, the choices are not limited at all. Like in any other city, it takes enough research for someone to get to enjoy a new city. That is why; never forget to have a good time by checking out these places.


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