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Travel notes - Tanzania

Notes based on my Tanzania visit from 15th december 2005. Prices are written in US Dollar. 1 dollar is about 1000 Tanzanian Shillings.
Last updated: 02/01/2006

Traffic/Transportation
Arusha - Moshi (Small bus): 1500 Tshs.
Arusha - Dar es Salaam (Bus): Dar es Salaam - Ifakara (Train - Super Coach): Ifakara - Mahenge (70 km by 14 person Land Rover): 5000 Tshs/person.
Iafakara - Morogoro (Bus): 5000 Tshs.
Morogoro - Dar es Salaam (Bus):

Weather
I have brought a small thermometer. When we were in the north it was often around 25-30 degrees but in Dar es Salaam it has bin almost 40 (when I have checked).
There has bin rain occasionally but only very shortly. In Dar the air is very humid. .

Language
waiting for update

Other prices examples
Bus Moshi to Dar es Salaam = 14.000 Tshs. (14 USD.)
Double room between 5 and 15 USD.
Petrol: 1100 - 1300 Tshs.
Internet: Dar Es Salaam: 500 Tshs./hour. Ifakara: 1000 Tshs./hour.
A pool game: 200 - 500 Tshs.
Beer 1/2 l: 800-1000 Tshs.
Water: 11/2 liter: 5oo - 800 Tshs. 6 bottles in Ifakara: 2000 Tshs.
Mobile voucher using 'Celtel': 1000, 2000 or 5000 Tshs. All is 5 Tshs/sec to celtel and 6 Tshs/sec to Vodacom. SMS is 54 Tshs.

Time

Food
There is a few main dishes which we are having quait often. "Kuku na wali" - chicken and rice, sometimes chips (french fries). Fish is also to get most places. Ugali - the corn dow kind of thing. It is not very tasty but it is food for workers they say...

Health/Security
waiting for update

Toilets
Squat-toilets is everywhere except from the places where the wazugo's go. There you can sometimes find a nice sit-down-and-relax-toilet. Toilet-paper is available everywhere - but always bring some in your bag!.