Getting Around Dar es Salaam
Getting around in Dar es Salaam can be confusing for visitors.
Walking is a pleasant way to see the city, but pedestrians should
be mindful of aggressive drivers as the city has no sidewalks.
Minibus taxis (called daladala) and buses operate on a flat-fare
basis, but travellers should be aware that these do not operate on
regular schedules and are often dangerously overcrowded and are
popular with pickpockets.
Taxis can be hailed from outside most hotels in Dar es Salaam at
a fixed fare, but in most other places it is customary to negotiate
the fare in advance. Travellers wishing to hire a car should make
sure they have a valid international driver''s license, which must
be endorsed by the police on arrival in the country. Travellers
opting to drive themselves outside of the city should look into
hiring a 4x4 or SUV and be aware that cattle and other pedestrians
tend to ignore the rules of the road.