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How to get to Dar-es-salaam

How to get to Dar-es-salaam

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Getting to Dar-es-salaam

Most travelers will fly into Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, or Zanzibar. The national airline is ATC (Air Tanzania Corporation). ATC and Precision Air are the main providers of domestic flights and link most of the major towns in the country.

Car travel is probably the cheapest and most widely used mode of transportation in Tanzania. Roads serve the rural population effectively, and driving is a great way to pass through the countryside and visit the smaller villages.

The best and fastest, albeit pricey, way of traveling around the country is by plane. The has many small airports and airstrips that serve smaller towns; if you’re traveling on safari, you may have to plan to take a charter flight after landing at a bigger airport. 

There are different ways to get from A to B, within Dar-es-salaam City :

# Local transport, called daladala; nowadays there are also safer but still crammed to capacity mini bus dala-dalas; cost betwee Tsh 400 to Tsh 1000 depending with where you are going, but, it will not be comfortable to consider this means of transport when you are from the airport.

#Taxis cost from  International Airports can be between $20 – $100 Depending with where you go, you get a better price than if you get a taxi at the airport desk). It is not advisable to leave your luggage in the taxis if you stop for sightseeing. If you prefer to book your taxi via your hotel expect higher rates, they usually get a commission for bookings.

#The Tanzania version of Uber was recently launched in Dar-es-salaam!  This service is available in Zanzibar and Dar-es-salaam, but not yet in other Cities of Tanzania.

shuttle service: from $ 10 per person between airport and Cities/Town. When you get off the airport you can ask around for a Shuttle, if any, They will sometimes wait for few minutes for more people to fill in the seats.

# Rent a Cars in Tanzania: To rent a car in Tanzania, drivers usually need to be at least 18 years of age and have a valid domestic driver’s license printed in the Roman alphabet, however, an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is an additional requirement.


What started as a 19th-century fishing village is now Tanzania’s largest city and capital in all but name. Close to the warmth of the equator, there are many picturesque beaches, busy markets and historic buildings to be discovered in this East African escape.

Top things to see and do

  • #1. Relax and unwind on the sandy, palm tree-lined stretches of Coco Beach
  • #2. Head to the open-air Village Museum with its collection of traditional and authentically with taste of Tanzanian culture. 
  • #3. Make a difference to the lives in Tanzania with Investours.
  • #4. See famous fossils, learn about Zanzibar’s rich history and view vintage cars at the Dar es Salaam National Museum.
  • #5. Take in some fashionable, local art at Wonder Workshop, a project set up to provide disabled Tanzanians with constructive work. 
  • #6. If you’re looking for the authentic Tanzanian shopping experience, head to Kariakoo market
  • #7. Looking for some excitement? The Kunduchi Wet ‘N’ WildWater Park – the largest in East and Central Africa – provides just that. 

Tips for travellers

Less than a three-hour drive from Dar es Salaam is the Mikumi National Park. Lions prowl this grassy kingdom for zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo, while giraffes and elephants forage among the acacia. Safaris and guided walks are available for those who like to wander from the beaten path.

More about Tanzania Travel Guide:

Planning your trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Tanzania such as events and attractions, key traveller information to make your Tanzania visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Mwanza, you’ll find everything you need for your Tanzania holiday on Our Website. Tanzania Travel guide has the information about latest events not to miss while you visit Tanzania – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip Tanzania

Discover the best day trips from Dar-es-salaam  or other Tanzania’s Cities. If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Tanzania with kids and find suitable accommodation such as Tanzania holiday apartments. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Tanzania or planning a longer holiday in, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need. 

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