BUSES IN TANZANIA
Local buses (dala dalas) are a cheap way to get around Tanzania’s cities, at only 500 Tsh per ride, but will require some Swahili language skills. If you take a dala dala, expect to get ‘up close and personal’ with your neighbors as it will be a tight and bumpy ride. Be mindful of your wallet and cell phone on these buses.
Overland buses are an economical option to travel from city to city across Tanzania, but they can be extremely long and uncomfortable journeys due to the poorly maintained roads. Don’t expect any A/C or a toilet on board – many overland buses are quite basic and have been known to break down on the side of the road.
You will have several opportunities to use a toilet or get food at various stops along the way and it’s a good idea to take your bag or backpack if you exit the bus.
TANZANIA TRAVEL GUIDE