The Retreat Dar es Salaam



The Retreat Dar es Salaam is a small luxury hotel set in lush tropical gardens in Dar es Salaam on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Relax on the gazebo and watch as the local fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the day, which can be enjoyed during a candlelit supper just a few hours later. This luxury hotel is a tranquil retreat, with a style reflecting the melting-pot of African styles in Tanzania as well as the colonial history of the region, situated just half an hour from the vibrant seaport of Dar es Salaam and within easy reach of the exotic Pemba, Mafia and Zanzibar islands. Take a romantic trip to this chic hotel before embarking on a safari at the Selous Game Reserve, home of their sister property The Retreat Selous.


The Retreat Dar es Salaam is right on the beach and guests can start the day with a swim in the outdoor pool before taking a tour of Bagamoyo or Dar es Salaam city centre where guests can visit the Makonde carvers, famous for their intricate African blackwood carvings. A private car & driver can be arranged for excursions. Explore the coast by catamaran or on the hotel's private speed boat, while the adventurous can make use of the property's water skis. Diving trips to the neighbouring islands can also be organised. In the evenings, relax out on the ocean-front gazebo with a cocktail and watch the glorious sunset, cosy up in the spacious lounge or have a pre-dinner drink at the poolside terrace bar.


Dining at The Retreat Dar es Salaam is a romantic affair, with evening meals served by candlelight on the teakwood verandah. Freshly-caught fish, marinated meat dishes and locally-produced veg are served with fresh breads and a selection of fine wines. For breakfast enjoy refreshing tropical fruits and juices. Visit the Asian business district in Dar es Salaam for some great restaurants, in particular along Kisutu, Zanaki and Mkunguni streets.

Why is it chic?
being within easy reach of the Zanzibar islands

6 x


chic treats

A welcome drink & room upgrade (subject to availability)


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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is USD.

Rates at The Retreat Dar es Salaam are per room per night including breakfast and 20% VAT. A single supplement of 50% per person applies and over the Christmas period (22nd December to January 2010) a supplement of USD 15 applies per person. Check-in time is 2pm and check out is 11am - the day use fee applies for use until 4 pm. Children aged 5-10 pay 50% of the full adult rate when sharing with 2 adults. Children aged 2-4 pay 30% of full adult rate. Children below 2 years are free of charge. Children aged 2-10 pay 80% of the full adult rate for a separate room.




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Unique benefits such as complimentary dinner or spa treatment

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