Dar es SalaamSupremely located in the leafy suburb of Masaki,
the Slow Leopard Dar es Salaam is just minutes
away from shops, cafes, restaurants and bars,
The Slow Leopard also makes for the perfect
launching pad for a short trip into the city, the Zanzibar ferry
or even the nearby islands of Bongoyo and Mbudya.
KilwaLying on the edge of what was once the most influential
trading port on the East African coastline; The Slow
Leopard’s Mwangaza Hideaway offers the perfect
gateway into the ancient region of Kilwa.
Mafia IslandSail from Kilwa to Dar es Salaam
and experience the magic of the Indian Ocean
as you hop between deserted islands
and explore pristine coral reefs
as you pass the breathtaking Mafia Island.
SelousExplore one of the mightiest of Tanzania’s rivers,
the Rufiji as it winds through the Selous Game Reserve.
Combine game drives and boat safaris
over three days as you experience Tanzania’s
famous wildlife from a whole new perspective.
The Slow Leopard
The Slow idea started as a little sports bar & restaurant serving two great burgers in Dar es Salaam, now two years on and many burgers later, the Slow Leopard team led by Henry & Eddie, are ready to share their passion for Tanzania with travellers and visitors from around the world. Our goal is to create a welcoming space for backpackers and adventure seekers to launch their Tanzanian adventure surrounded by like minded people. Starting in Dar es Salaam, we are launching a series of select destinations offering unique Tanzanian experiences and offering services with the budget conscious traveller in mind.
Karibu the Slow Safari Experience.
The Slow Safari Experience.
The classic East African adventure without following the herds.
Exploring Tanzania’s less travelled destinations, The Slow Leopard makes your own Tanzanian adventure affordable and accessible, provides flexibility to suit your travel style and ensures you get to experience the best of Tanzania whether it’s the city, the beach or the bush.
The Slow Leopard knows Tanzania offers one of the world’s most unique and inspiring travel destinations. From Africa’s highest peaks to the great savannahs and its multitudes of wildlife, from the sapphire waters and coral reefs to ancient Swahili towns. Tanzania has more than enough for even the most well-travelled explorers.
But the Slow Leopard also knows it’s not just about Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti, Zanzibar and Stone Town, there is much much more to this beautiful country. Ancient ruins with ancient stories, great rivers flanked by great beasts, white sands and whale sharks, forgotten forests and undiscovered fauna, there is another layer to Tanzania waiting to be explored.
The Slow Leopard aims to make it easier to experience some of these less travelled destinations. We make them more accessible by providing good value accommodation and transport options in all the right places, and more affordable by keeping it simple and focusing on the things that matter. By bringing like-minded adventurers together at just the right time there’s also the opportunity to share in some of the costs.
With The Slow Leopard we help get you there, ensure there is a great place to sleep, and a hearty meal, so you can focus on what you’re really there for spending your time and your money on experiencing Africa – The Tanzanian bit that is.
Whether you are looking to join a tour, a spot to meet other travellers, a place to camp, a self-catered weekend away or an all-inclusive safari experience, The Slow Leopard lets you decide your Tanzanian adventure.
The Slow Leopard Dar es Salaam
Supremely located in the leafy suburb of Masaki, the Slow Leopard Dar es Salaam is just minutes away from shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, and a short trip to the city, the Zanzibar ferry or the nearby islands of Bongoyo or Mbudya. Whether starting or ending a Tanzanian safari, passing through Dar en route to Zanzibar or even if you are just here for work or to catch up with friends, you can count on a warm welcome and a comfortable room at The Slow Leopard. As if that’s not enough you can enjoy the atmosphere and best burgers in town at the bar downstairs!
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s bustling commercial hub, is often just a stopping off point for visitors entering or leaving the country and is typically overlooked as a destination in its own right. But with a burgeoning bar & restaurant scene, and thriving nightlife, it is well worth allowing an extra day or two to get a taste of big city life in one of East Africa’s most dynamic and vibrant cities.
From your base at The Slow Leopard, you can explore the heart of the old port city, once one of the most influential trading centres in the region, sample Dar’s restaurants, cafes and bars, stock up on supplies for your safari, or escape a week of important meetings by easily hopping across to one of the nearby islands for the day.
The Slow Leopard Dar offers 2 accommodation options to suit your travel needs. Breakfast is included and is served in the downstairs restaurant, guests can choose between fruit and granola or fresh eggs on toast and a coffee or a tea.
The 6-bed mixed dormitory makes staying on the “Peninsula” very affordable. Our bunk beds are hand made using local carpenters from reclaimed Indian Ocean coconut wood, and a locker, private light and power accompany each bed. The room is equipped with AC and a fan, mosquito nets and desk.
The double room is perfect for couples or work trips, it is light and airy, with a desk and direct access to a shared balcony. There are an AC unit and a fan, as well as a mosquito net.
Both the dormitory and double room share a bathroom with two showers and two sinks, a communal room with a small library where tea & coffee is available 24hrs, and access to a large private balcony.
- AC & Mosquito Nets
- Private guest balcony & sitting room
- Cooked breakfast included
- Tea & Coffee Station 24 hrs
- Free Wifi
- 24 Hr Security
- Private Lockers
- Hot Showers
- Bar & Restaurant
- Laundry Services
- 5 mins to ATM & Banks
- Minutes from Cafes, Restaurants, Bars
- 5 mins to Slipway and the Bongoyo Island Ferry
If you are craving a great burger (meat or vegetarian!), a selection of local and imported poisons or you just wants to catch up on the sport and make some new friends then the Slow Leopard has you covered.
Our menu combines fresh local and imported ingredients to cater to everyone’s taste. Aside from our famous burgers, check out the signature Nachos and our range of fresh salads.
The bar stocks both local and imported beer, wine and spirits. We have three beers on tap and a further 6 stocked in the fridges.
There is a range of red and white wine to cater to everyone’s taste and budget as well as local and imported spirits for all your favourite mixers.
The Slow Leopard Dar es Salaam is located on Chole Rd, in the suburb of Masaki. It is just round the corner from the Hilton Double Tree and the Slipway complex.
From the airport, it’s a 30-45 min drive, and 15-20 mins from town and the Zanzibar ferry. Though both journeys depend heavily on Dar es Salaams infamous traffic. Travel times during morning and evening commuter periods can more than double.
If arriving in Dar by bus at either Ubungo or Mbagala bus stations, your best bet is taxi or bajaji (tuk-tuk). Journey time should be less than 30 mins, again depending on traffic.
If you are unsure about of any of the travel options above, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For self-driving guests, we have ample on street parking and 24 hr security.
- Bars & Restaurants
- Mbudya & Bongoyo Islands
- Fish markets
- City bicycle tours
- Art and crafts
- Kariokoo markets
- Spa & massage
- Dormitory (6 beds) – $25 per person per night
- Double Room – $50 per night