About Dar es salaam
Sitting on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coastline, Dar es Salaam was once a sleepy Zaramo fishing village and is now a major city and commercial port with over 4 million people. The commercial hub of Tanzania with East Africa's 2nd busiest port, it is known for its vehicle-choked roads. Despite this, Dar es Salaam still exudes a low-key and down-to-earth feel that attracts wandering nomads to its exotic vibes and eclectic cultural mix. Coworking has now appeared in this colorful city of mixed architecture from Arab to German, Indian to African.
One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dar es Salaam is a bustling hive for the arts, fashion, media, music and film, as well as a leading financial center. It is the leading arrival and departure point for tourists visiting Tanzania's national parks and the islands of Unguja and Pemba. The predominant language is Swahili, so maybe you should brush up on your hand language, if this is not in your repertoire of linguistic skills.
The Tanzanian government was the first to pilot a major innovation space in Dar es Salaam, which has been followed by other innovation spaces across the country. Ecosystems are being formed everyday to join the existing ones with tech companies and startups moving into an area called "Kijitonyama/Kinondoni Bagamoyo Road" that is becoming the hub of innovation and technology in the city. The new buzzword being bantered around is "Silicon Dar" and coworking spaces are popping up everywhere.