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Cities And Towns

Although Dodoma is the true capital city, Dar es Salaam is the main central hub for international flights and the city that most visitors will pass through.
Dar es Salaam is the starting point for the majority of Tanzanian southern safaris, and also the connecting hub for Zanzibar and the mainland coast hideaways.   For northern safaris, the starting point is usually the far more rural town of Arusha, which was originally a Maasai village.  Kilimanjaro Town, an entry point for flights from Europe and East Africa and often used for a one-night stop before and after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, is about 70 km from Arusha.  Stone Town is located in (and is the only interesting part of!) Zanzibar Town, the capital of Zanzibar.



Travellers who like cities and towns would enjoy any of these for a short stay, though we wouldn't recommend more than a night or two in any of them. 
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