My girlfriend and I are scheduled to stay in Dar for two nights in June before continuing on to Arusha for a safari. I am particularly concerned about traveling from the airport to our hotel via taxi because I will be carrying all of my valuables and have read that it is not uncommon for taxis to rob tourists. I am making arrangements with the hotel to send a taxi to pick us up at the airport. Are there any other precautions I should take?
When walking around Dar, is it possible to hire a local person to accompany us? If so, how much would a service like this cost?