Dar es Salaam

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The Askari monument that lies in Dar Es Salaam is a memorial to soldiers of Askari who fought in World War I against the British. The monument is located at the center between Maktaba Street and Samora Avenue, a place which reportedly marks the center of Dowtown Dar. The main feature of this monument is the soldier’s statue made in bronze. The soldier has a rifle with a bayonet that points out towards Dar Es Salaam harbor. Currently the statue is standing on the Pedestal. On the front side, there is a plaque. In this place, there is another statue that of Major Hermann Von Wissmann, the army and German explorer. This statue was unveiled in the year 1911 and represents Wissmann standing one hand on hip and one hand on sword looking towards harbor. At his feet stands an African soldier that covers a dead lion with German flag. When the British entered Dar Es Salam, this statue was removed.

See also : Marvel at the architecture of the State House

Opening hours: Open at all hours.

Address: Samora Ave. and Azikiwe St., Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

How to reach: The nearest Bus Stand is Baharini Bus Station which is just a 14 minutes’ walk from the monument. "

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