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Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

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Brandon, Canada
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Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

Spending 6 months in Uganda (Fort Portal) would love to see either Dar or Zanzibar. Any preferences? Popular ways of getting there that are affordable? We are a young couple and are able to travel via plane or bus any estimates on rates? What season is best to go? Is bus transportation safe? I understand it would be a lot longer going around lake Victoria. Any tips would be extremely helpful!

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1. Re: Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

Well if you don't want t go around Lake Victoria you must either sail or fly over it.

Regular flights from EBB to JRO and DAR.

From FP you could make your way to Masaka and then over the border into TZ and Bukoba. From there catch an overnight Ferry to Mwanza and a train to DAR.

Or regular fast coaches from Kampala via Nairobi to Arusha and DAR.

I think they take around 36 hours.

I should avoid March-late April when it rains a lot.

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2. Re: Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

It takes time on ground transfers although is a cheapest option ,almost two days.

Can Take Air Uganda Direct from Entebbe to Dar or to Zanzibar via Dar.

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3. Re: Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

What are your interests in seeing either place? Most people who come to Tanzania was to go on safari, which most would do from Arusha. Again, what are your interests. If it's beach time then go to Zanzibar.

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4. Re: Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

Thanks, we will definitly fly as we both would be taking time off work so we want as much time in Tanzania as possible. We were interested in going for a week as a relaxing, beach style get away. Been looking at pictures of traveller's experiences and both Dar and Zanzibar look very nice. Any differences in prices? recommendations for medium priced hotels? Good areas/bad areas? What are some general pros and cons of both places? Thanks so much everyone for your help.

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5. Re: Travel From Uganda to Dar/Zanzibar

There are some nice resorts at Bagamoyo just about 45km North of Dar, where I would go rather then to Zanzibar (but that's just my preference). The beach there is not like the beaches in Zanzibar so that may be a deal breaker for you.

There's also a nice area called Pangani which is just outside Tanga on up the coast. Nice beaches there, and not all that many people. Coastal Aviation has a flight there daily I believe (Dar to Tanga, $100).

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