Dar Es Salaam Cruises
Dar es Salaam, formerly Mzizima, is the largest city in Tanzania. With a population estimated around 2,500,000, it is also the country's richest city and a regionally important economic centre. The population is increasing at a rate of 4.47% annually (the 3rd fastest in the world) and the metro population is expected to reach 4.06 million by 2015 (Demographia.com). Though Dar es Salaam lost its official status as capital city to Dodoma in the mid-1970s, it remains the centre of the permanent central government bureaucracy and continues to serve as the capital for the surrounding Dar es Salaam Region.