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Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

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Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

We are staying at Protea Hotel Amani Beach. Accoding to the website the hotel is only 16 km away from the airport. The hotel taxi costs $85.00 one way which, by any measures, is too expensive. Are there any taxi corporations at all at Dar Es Salaam? Can you recommend any? And what do you think a reasonable price for 16 km distance would be?

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1. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

Try to call this number for one of my friend with an office at the airport, he might give you better price. Tell him what you were offered by your hotel am sure he can give you something cheap. The number is +255 754 925 011 (Jumbe).

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2. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

It is also not necessarily the distance but that trip could take you an hour and half. The traffic in Dar es Salaam is bad. To get to Seacliff for example is closer but costs $30 per person.

There is a large taxi stand outside the airport and the taxis have got fares to go to certain areas, it normally is slightly cheaper than using the hotel so you could try your luck and get a cheaper taxi from the airport.

I do sometimes use Kersley travel and their rates are pretty good too.

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We spend only US$40 for our transfer to DAR International Airport when we were at Slipway Hotel , and the transfer was done by our TO which was Swahili Paradise Tours , you may Google them and find more details for them if they are still charging the same price even now !.

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5. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

There is a board near to the taxi stand which lists hotels and taxi prices. If you exchange your money into Tanzanian shillings you will most probably get a much better deal, Many will quote you a price of $20 but if you are a local or using local currency it would be 20,000 Tsh (at 1,600 Tsh = $1) and that's ~$12.

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6. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

The taxis at the airport are expensive. They list prices for a lot of destinations. Find your price there, go outside the airport, cross the road to the taxi stand there and negotiate a price of half the price inside. Take the taxi inside to pick up your friends or family.

To be picked up at your hotel its trickier. If a taxi comes to take you, you will be charged both ways. If there are any taxi stands around the hotel try to negotiate a price. Tourist prices are about double of the regular fare. Just offer half and walk away if they dont respond the way you want. Try the next one. If the drivers see you are stuck they will not come down and all remain at the high price. If there are many and others nearby, one will come down soon enough. Best to find the correct price days before you intend to travel.

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7. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

May be 50USD or 50,000 T shillings, if you got somebody from a friend it will be cheaper (only if you know someone) the issue is not the distance, the issue is a traffic Jam it si worse in Dar es salaam, Karl you are right but nowadays it is a bit different, Traffic jam is crazy in Dar es salam,and it is normarl take more than an hour to airport morning and evening hours are more difficult time.

Edited: 27 December 2013, 04:42
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8. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

Wow, I used to hire a Dar taxi driver for all day for 35,000 /=. I know that the traffic is getting much worse, thus, it will take you longer.

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9. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

Hi. I am traveling to Dar in Oct. Is this taxi fare per person or for the whole taxi?

Edited: 21 January 2014, 17:37
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10. Re: Taxi Fares from Dar Es Salaam airport

It's for the vehicle, not the person.