Getting Around Arusha
Everything has its cons with the pros you just know what to choose, so choose wisely and there you go have an amazing time on the streets of Arusha. You do not have to worry about.
There are many ways of getting around in Arusha just figure out which one would be the best for you:
Car & Motorcycle or Boda Boda
Parking anywhere in the city centre costs Tsh1000 per day – an attendant with tickets is likely to be lurking not far from where you park.
For any serious safari, you’ll need a large 4WD (ie Toyota Landcruiser) with a pop-top roof for wildlife viewing. It’s worth shopping around, as quoted prices can vary significantly. Do your sums carefully, particularly in regard to included kilometres, as extra kilometres are charged steeply – between US$0.50 and US$1 per kilometre.
You can get smaller and cheaper RAV4-style 4WDs, but they’re not ideal for wildlife viewing, although they’re generally fine during the dry season. Expect to pay around US$600 per week with around 100km free per day.
Dalla-dalla & Taxi:
Dalla-dallas (minibuses; Tsh400) run along major roads from early until late; there’s a big dalla-dalla stand west of the stadium, off Stadium St. There are taxi stands all around the city centre, including on Makongoro Rd, and some park in front of most hotels, even many budget ones. A ride across town, from the Clock Tower to Makao Mapya bus station, for example, shouldn’t cost more than Tsh5000. The usual asking price for both motorcycle taxis and bajajis (tuk-tuks) is Tsh2000 for a ride in the city centre.
A note on taxis: In this smartphone era, we have our power back. We’re no longer helpless because we can look on a map and see the actual correct route. I like to look on Google Maps and see what the best route is. If it looks like they aren’t taking it, I’ll usually point to the map and insist they go that way. (You can leave a TAX if you see they try to driver longer route to increase cost) If you are going to a country where I won’t have phone access, you can pre load the map onto your phone. Your phone’s GPS will work even if you don’t have a connection. Additionally, ride services like Uber or registered taxis and places accountability on drivers, which greatly reduces the likelihood of you being cheated.
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