Dar es salaam is more of a transit city. It has always been, even in precolonial times, and even in its hay days at the national city of Tanzania. It was however stripped of its status as the national city, as the glory went to Dodoma. Even so, it is more developed than Dodoma and its hustles with vitality and energy. Most foreigners use it as a passage city to Mt Kilimanjaro and other locations in Tanzania such as the national parks and inland towns.