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Nairobi, Kenya
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buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

hi everybody

am hoping anyone out there can suggest some comfortable/luxury buses from nairobi to dar es salaam directly. please dont suggest scandanavian express cause they shut down. thanks everybody for your tips

Arusha, Tanzania
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1. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

Go for the company named DAR EXPRESS. They have daily buses between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi with a stop at their office in Arusha and Moshi.

Good Luck!

Nairobi, Kenya
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2. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

thanks loads.

are their buses comfy and safe??

Findlay, Ohio
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3. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

How do you define comfy? I define it as reasonably clean, maintain a reasonable speed without recklessness, and everyone has a seat. It doesn't include air conditioning (which many won't turn on even if it works) and that they serve good biscuits. My definition of safe means that they maintain a good speed, have tires which are not worn out, and typically don't break down on the roadway. So based upon my classifications, Dar Express meets it.

Edited: 09 March 2011, 11:48
Nairobi, Kenya
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4. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

:) well i guess that sounds comfy enough........ thanks again

Arusha, Tanzania
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5. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

I hope they still put on the Air Conditioner!!!

Findlay, Ohio
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6. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

Don't count on it.

Nairobi, Kenya
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7. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

hey karl

quick qns, can you please let me know where to buy tickets for the dar express and the price

thanks

Montpellier
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8. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

hello,

do you know if it's possible to get the visa to the kenya in the bus or i have to get it befor?

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9. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

re, :-)

do you know the rate with dar express to do dar es salaam - mombasa, and i they have daily buses?

thanks a lot for your help , i'm searching the web site of dar express but not found

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10. Re: buses from nairobi to dar es salaam

You can get a visa at any border crossing, both Tz and Kenya. They operate daily. Cost is about $25 - $30

I doubt if they have a web site.

if you are coming from Mombasa then you will most probably need to go through Tanga and then on to Dar, but I think there is busses which travel from Mombasa to Dar. You will need to check with the particular bus line, and there are not all that many which have web sites. Ask your touring operator and they can probably help you with the booking.