Southern Sun Dar es Salaam


  • A good stopover option in Dar
  • Imposing atrium entrance
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Close to the botanical gardens
  • Well equipped rooms and suites


Open: Southern Sun Dar es Salaam is open all year.

Location: Southern Sun is in the Kivukoni district of Dar es Salaam, near the botanical gardens. It is about 14kms from the international airport.

Rooms: Rooms and suites have windows with views of the botanic gardens or city, are air conditioned and have blackout curtains. Each has a flatscreen TV, minibar (stocked on request), hot drinks maker, safe, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathroom. There is round the clock room service. There are standard rooms (twins and doubles) and large executive rooms which include a living area. The two suites are more spacious yet, with a quiet reading area and separate lounge. There are interconnecting rooms, useful for families. Some rooms have been adapted to accommodate wheelchairs.

Activities: Swim in the pool, stroll in the gardens, work out the gym, go jogging and visit the botanical gardens nearby. The concierge can arrange tours and provide local information.

Facilities: These include a restaurant (see below), cafe, lounge, bar and terrace. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, sun loungers and shaded seating in the gardens and a well equipped gym open 24-7. Staff can provide a jogging trail map of the local area. There are laundry and dry cleaning services. The hotel has a money exchange.

Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables at Baraza restaurant, which specialises in grilled seafood and seasonal produce. There are occasional braais by the pool. The cafe provides light meals and snacks to be eaten indoors and on the terrace.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Cots can be provided and baby sitting arranged.

Health: This is a low risk malaria area.

Communication: There is complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms and public areas.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Good for an overnight stay- nice outside terrace for dinner - shame we had to leave before the legendary breakfast

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