The Magogoni creek is where Dar es Salaam's harbour is located. It is the largest creek in the city and has been in use from as early as the 19th century when Sultan Majid first came to the area. Today the creek is where the country's main cargo port is located, along with the ferry terminal for boats to Zanzibar.
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This isn't one of the cleanest creeks around as there are some drainage pipes that empty into it in some places so it is rare to see people swimming in it. For cleaner creeks you would need to go to Pangani, Kilwa, Mtwara or Mombasa. Last time we checked, there weren't any boating tours for the creek so that's also out of the question. Best thing to do here would be to enjoy the sights and activities from different points on its banks including the large number of ships that are constantly going through its waters, the fishermen's dhows near its mouth and the Kigamboni ferry.
The ferry would take you to Kigamboni, a place that is relatively underdeveloped despite its proximity to the CBD; However, from this place there are better views of the city's skyline as there are fewer structures. Further up the creek is the Nyerere bridge, a recently built cable stayed one and the largest in the country - that would allow you to get different sights of the creek.
Lastly, there is long list of attractions that are located on the creek's banks that you might like to visit (see our places
page for more info).
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