As one of Africa’s fastest growing cities, Dar es
Salaam is a hub for innovation and experimentation,
with the Tanzanian Data Lab, Ramani Huria and other
startups/open source projects coming from the city.
The city is bursting with heritage and history and is
ideally placed for activities, ranging from safaris
to sailing. Transportation around the city will make
moving across the city a breeze. The newly
operational Bus Rapid Transit system allows for
cheap, quick access across the city, for arrivals a
new terminal at Julius Nyerere International Airport
(JNIA) currently under construction will be ready in
mid-2017. JNIA has direct connections to travel hubs
across the world, including Dubai, Amsterdam, Nairobi,
Istanbul, Zurich and Addis Ababa.
Dar es Salaam is emerging as one of Africa’s global
cities and as a regional hub for East Africa with an
ever growing population of 6 million. The city itself
has a historic quarter showcasing its colonial past
surrounded by the architecture of modern Africa.
Within easy reach of the city is the Mikumi National
Park for an amazing safari experience or sandy
beaches for reef diving and sundowners. A short
60min ferry from the city is the UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Zanzibar, with its winding streets
and historic architecture at the start of the Spice
trail. Flights to and from North America/Europe are
around $800, with some stopping via Arusha for Mount
Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the
The centre of technological innovation, social
and academic life in Tanzania;
A vibrant city of many cultures and warm hospitality;
A gateway to African sights, such as world beating safaris, heritage and world leading beaches;
A historic centre surrounded by the construction of a new Africa;
At the centre of East Africa, within easy reach of the world;
The conference for 2018...
A FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam would not just impact the
city or the country but would reverberate throughout
the region, catalysing our community and leaving a
legacy for the next generation.