Trains in Tanzania
Trains are a safe transit option to connect from Dar es Salaam to both Mwanza and Kigoma via Tabora. There is also a second railway service which runs all the way Southwest to Zambia.
Though the railway system is a more comfortable transit option than buses, they do require the luxury of time and have been known for their significant delays, which could leave you stranded at the connecting train station at night.
To plan ahead for this situation, it’s suggested to carry a cell phone with a local SIM to make emergency calls. It’s also recommended to safely stow luggage if you are traveling on a sleeper carriage and intend to get some shut eye. Never accept food or drink from a stranger, as there have been reports of drug-related thefts.