Dar es salaam Julius Nyerere airport transfers

Bypass public buses, avoid overpriced taxis and leave the car at home! When you pre-book an airport transfer, getting to and from the airport is easy and stress free.

Just compare a range of one-way and return transfer options – whether that’s an affordable shared shuttle, a private coach or luxury limousine – and our partners at HolidayTaxis will take care of the rest, working with trusted local suppliers to get you from A to B.

All bookings include a standard-size suitcase and small piece of hand luggage per passenger, and you can even arrange last-minute bookings up to 24 hours before departure – all with the same quick and reliable service.

Amends and cancellations are easy, too. With uncertainties around travel, you can make fee-free amends or get a full refund up to 24 hours before your outbound transfer time.

Kilimanjaro Airport Transfer

Dar es salaam City in Brief

Dar es Salaam is a rapidly growing city home to just over 4 million residents. The name of the city, which loosely translates as ‘haven of peace’, is quite ironic given its chaotic, loud nature.

The city is hectic, and you could spend up to three hours in rush hour at night, but it is also a cultural hub. Those that enter the urban jungle will get a fascinating insight into local life and culture.

The city has exquisite restaurantsgood nightlife, and several beautiful beaches. Its status as the economic hub of Tanzania makes it well-connected to surrounding cities, Zanzibar, and the national parks in the south.

As Tanzania’s economic capital, Dar es Salaam has good domestic and international transport links. Several airlines offer flights to the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), including Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways Delta, KLM, Swiss International Air Lines, and Turkish Airlines.

The bus journey from the airport to the city centre takes around 30 minutes. You can take any bus in the direction of Kisutu. Tickets should cost TSH 200-TSH 400. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Uber to the city centre, but this will be more expensive. A taxi to the city centre costs around TSh 400.000.

After dark, caution should be taken with taxis. Dar es Salaam covers a huge spread of land and taxis can become much more expensive if you are staying in the outskirts of the city. If you book with us, we will take care of your transport.

Whether the city is just a stepping-stone for other adventures or a highlight of your itinerary, you will need to find comfortable accommodation.

You can choose between a range of hotels, Airbnbs, and hostels. Hostels are a great way for young people to meet fellow travellers and they are often reasonably priced.

Some of the best hotels at mid-market prices are The Oyster Bay, The Hyatt Regency (The Kilimanjaro), and The Southern Sun. If you want to stay in a hostel, Happy Feet Backpackers is a great option.

Dar es Salaam is usually skipped in favor of Zanzibar and the Northern National Parks. If the beautiful savannah or lonely beaches is what you are looking for, other places might be better, but Dar es Salaam is rich with culture and history. It is unbeatable for food options in the entire country and the nightlife is good. There is the possibility of accessing some beaches, but most importantly you will learn immensely about African urban life. 

Dar es Salaam has a reputation for being very hot. Temperatures can reach well over 30 Degrees Celsius, worsened by the bustling city center and congestion. It is hot and humid all year round. Despite the heat you should wear covering clothes unless you are at the beach to respect the local culture. 

 

Kiswahili and English are widely spoken in the city. Learning a few words of Kiswahili will help you haggling, negotiating fares and putting a smile on most locals’ faces. It’s also a very easy language to learn!