Dar es Salaam Zoo
Dar es Salaam Zoo
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles80 reviews
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Andy R
London, UK580 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
This place is not only a total rip of at $20 USD, but it’s terrible too. I felt really sad being there. The animals are in very small conditions, and your tour guide scares them constantly to get them to stand, growl etc. This place would be shut down in a heartbeat in the UK
Written 7 November 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Fantastic place for a day outing with family in Dar. Roads are excellent. Baboons don't eat biscuit. Instead feed them papaya and chips. Also one botanical garden there as well as museum inside. however, no zebra, giraffe,peacock or rabbits.
Written 2 August 2022
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Youssef Pratt
Limburg Province, The Netherlands3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Its a nice place for a day tour. A lot of animals are in there such as cheetahs, baboons, camels etc. Suitable for kids
Written 11 April 2022
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Suez
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
I had a very nice experience especially seeing definitely nice and different birds and animals,loved the place.you should take a trip
Written 1 December 2021
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Kawthar K
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The place is out of town in kigamboni area. Its a place that kids should not miss when in dar coz its like the place is only for them, for adults u get to enjoy n learn alot but the kids have so much fun, learn alot about different animals, birds n other creatures. There is also a swimming area for kids, a playground, horse n camel riding and also sell food where u can order for a fresh delicious grilled rabbit. U can hire a do key cart which takes u around the whole place if u cant walk for long time. Dont forget ur sun hat.
Written 28 July 2019
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Hanna Sakabya
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Its a nice place for a day tour. A lot of animals are in there. I was very happy to seat and touch a Cab, it was amazing experience. They have a lot of animals including hyena and many monkies
Written 25 January 2019
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Melodie J
Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
I visited on a Monday with two of my friends, one of them who was a vet from America. For Tanzanians and people who have work permits the price is good, but it is overpriced for foreigners(20 usd) expecially during the week when there is less going on. My vet friend said the animals she saw were in good health except the horse we saw that even I was able to tell it needs to be fed more and not in good shape. Some of the animals are kept in good spaces, but some of the lions were kept in a very small cage with a concrete floor. We had a good guide to show us around even though he had to be called to come. They seem to be the busiest on the weekends and have more staff available during that time. There seemed to be a lot for kids to do expecially smaller ones. There was a playground, a pool, some rides,etc. It can be expensive to get to if you do not have your own car and it is not easy to get a taxi,etc from the zoo itself. If they can improve the place some of the bigger animals are kept to be more like a natural environment, it will be much better, They have the space.
Written 5 December 2018
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Dennisk2006
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
It's a nice place to go and see the animals and relaxing they have many types of animals especially few lions, few leopard, lots of monkey, baboons, few Elands, few snakes and crocodiles, zebras, hyenas, you can use the donkey to move with it to see the other animals and you can ride the hours and camels and takes many many pictures.

The zoo is on the Kigamboni side of town, quite far from the Kilwa road. but It's signposted from the Mjimwema junction and from there it's another 30 minutes' drive. There's a cafe at the entrance although it looked like they'd not necessarily have food if they weren't expecting visitors!

The place is very big in size and so quiet, all animals look healthy and well catered for which is a great thing. There is still a lot of finishing touches to be done and a fully operational reception desk is needed , this Zoo is so far Dar es Salaam's greatest attraction and it's worth a visit.!! instead of going to safaris much better to come and see the full animals!
Written 14 February 2018
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safarisdecent
Arusha, Tanzania3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
The United Republic of Tanzania lies on the Indian Ocean and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the North, Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, and by Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The Tanzania mainland is divided into several clearly defined region- the coastal plains, which have lush tropical vegetation, the Maasai steppe in the north, 200 – 1000 meters (700 – 3500 feet) above sea level, and a high plateau in the south towards Zambia and lake Nyasa. Savannah and bush cover for the remaining land area. Volcanic highlands can be seen in the Northeast and southwest of the country. Over 53,000 square Km in inland water, mostly lakes formed in the Great rift valley. The United Republic of Tanzania included the Island of Zanzibar and Pemba, about 45km (23 miles) off the cost to the Northeast of the Country.
Written 1 February 2018
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Mirza A
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
The Zoo is quite far from DAR city center and half of the road is very rough. The fee is very nominal. You can see all African animals except Elephants and Cape Buffaloes. Not recommended for elder people who cannot walk longer as the park is quite big and there's alot to walk inside.
Written 16 January 2018
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