Dodoma, which means "sunken" in Gogo, stands alongside some of the biggest metropolises on the continent, although tourists can expect a greener, more pleasant landscape that makes this an ideal destination for a laid-back city break. The weather is pleasant all year round, with temperatures regularly exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, meaning there's never a bad season to visit.
Dodoma being a political capital city of Tanzania, there are a number of government buildings such as Bunge (Parliament). As such, be ware of taking photos.
Leone LAfricano and Sipe Cafeteria specialize in Italian cuisine. Rose Garden serves delicious African and Indian dishes. Veta is wonderful for a variety of drinks. Massimo's Espresso, housed within the New Dodoma Hotel, specializes in Chinese cuisine. Aladin's Cave Market sells a vast range of edible and non-edible items, ranging from burgers to books. Tourists may visit Yashna's Supermarket at Central Roundabout for grocery shopping. The supermarket accepts US dollars and Euros.
Minibuses and motorbikes are major modes of transportation around the city. To get to Dodoma, tourists may take a train from Mwanza at a cheap and affordable rate. The city is served by the Dodoma Airport where flights from Dar es Salaam land eight times a week. Alternatively, buses from Arusha/Moshi, Dar, Babati, Iringa and Mwanza are affordable means of getting to Dodoma.
Dodoma Airport provides regular connections to destinations further afield, while excellent road links mean it's incredibly easy to reach the city by car. Take some time to explore the city on foot, with some of the most beautiful university buildings and architecture in Tanzania. The city as it stands today is a relatively new invention, with much of the city only founded in the 1980s, ensuring the very best in facilities and amenities for locals and visitors alike.