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Address: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone Number:
+255 658 999 888
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Dar es Salaam Zoo is a wildlife and nature sanctuary dedicated towards...

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.

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Best to those who can't go for safaris

Its a well organised place with various activities and is good for people who can't go for safaris because the place has all kinds of animals, nature and even aquariums

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SamuelSamsisma
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Kampala, Uganda
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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a well organised place with various activities and is good for people who can't go for safaris because the place has all kinds of animals, nature and even aquariums

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Likumbage, Online Campaign Manager at Dar es Salaam Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your insight on Dar Zoo Samuel. Pay us a visit again some time. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is located around 30-40 Kms from City Center. You can visit this place just for an experience if you cant go for safari in Tanzania.

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Likumbage, Online Campaign Manager at Dar es Salaam Zoo, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Its a big Zoo with full of Wild and Tamed animals. The food was very tasty in a clean restaurant . There's also beautiful area for children, play ground,swimming pool with trained guards.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We enjoyed the outing. The road was not in that good condition, but we made it. The location is good and the plans for the future seems to be in place for more entertainment. The animals are in good health and the cages are clean. Foos menu is limited but very tasty.

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Thank _pietersronnie
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The children enjoyed a lot seeing a variety of wild animals and birds plus several rare species of reptiles.

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Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

No customer sevice and entry fees is too much for foreigners. No maps, no walking path and no proper signage. When I ask for a guide no service. Bit rundown. needs a lot of attention and improvement.....

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Leuven
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The zoo is odd and old-fashionned. Too see animals in small cages when can see these in the wild in the same country's national parks is odd. New concepts of zoo's where there are fewer cages but more natural barriers does not seem to have reached Dar. However, the guide was very knowledgable and friendly.

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Had to go to the zoo with some of my relatives last month as my sister in law was planning a field trip for her students. I was surprisingly disappointed with my visit! Firstly, the zoo is a good 1 hour drive south of central Dar Es Salaam, and only accessible via either a toll bridge or toll ferry.. The... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 and you better stay home. There are many different types of animals but the condition... More 

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Thank R56-12
Nairobi, Kenya
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90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 didn't see any food in the cages but all the animals looked healthy. The price... More 

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