Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is the economic center of the city, so I think many people are confused. Doma is located about 500km from Dar es Salaam and is the headquarters of the Tanzanian Revolutionary Party. Tanzania also has Zanzibar, one of the best resorts in Africa, so we recommend visiting Dodoma as well.
Dodoma is a city located in central Tanzania.
Dodoma is a very young city. Dodoma was a government office built by the German army in 1912. At that time, it was a government office, but with the opening of the railroad and connection with Dar es Salaam, it began to develop economically. Since the 1970s, there have been plans to relocate the capital, and in 1996 the legislature was moved to Dodoma.
Dodoma has a steppe climate and is very warm throughout the year. Temperatures range from 13°C to 36°C throughout the year.
Swahili and English are official languages in Tanzania. Swahili is also designated as a national language.
Dodoma is relatively safe in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is said to be one of the most unsafe cities in Africa.
There was a plan to relocate the capital to Dodoma, but administrative functions and other functions still remain in Dar es Salaam, and have only been partially relocated. Therefore, the economy is weak compared to Dar es Salaam. Dodoma is thriving in agriculture and industry.
In Tanzania, there are many Bantu people, accounting for 95%. Others are inhabited by Arab and European immigrants.
Tanzania is 30% Christian. Others are Muslim at 35% and local traditional religion at 35%.
Tanzanian Shilling is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Nyerere Square
A small park in the middle of Dodoma. It has a statue of Julius Nyerere, the first president and founder of the nation. Most visitors to Dodoma take pictures here.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : University of Dodoma
Dodoma has a university. It is a very large university with 6000 hectares and 7 colleges. Events such as Tanzanian traditional dance, musical instruments, and music are also held.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Kilimanjaro
ilimanjaro is located in Dar es Salaam, about 500 km from Dodoma. It’s a place with a great view, and it’s a big mountain, so it’s better to ask for a guide when climbing.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Gaddafi Mosque
Dodoma’s largest mosque. Access is good because the mosque is located in the center of Dodoma. A lot of Muslims gather here for prayer.
Dodoma has a wide range of accommodation options. Dodoma Airport is the closest. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.