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Travel from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam airport

Postby anniebannie » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:58 pm

Hi, In July my trip finishes in Stone Town & my flight home goes from Dar Es Salaam. I looking for advise on best option for travel - ferry & taxi or plane. A number of small companies fly from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam but lugage is very restricted. Also unsure about the taxi & traffic delays. Any advise welcome.
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Re: Travel from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam airport

Postby markmol » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:51 pm

Hi Annie
i caught a flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, i used precision air a 45 minute flight, great veiws, the ferry takes about 3 1/2 hours, it can be quite a rough crossing & leaves at about 7am so you have to be at the port very early i am not sure of the distance from the port to the airport but traffic in Dar is crazy. i had my backpack & carried my daypack & had no problems with luggage, I must admit that i travel light & my main pack only weighed 15kg with my sleeping bag in it. I hope this helps
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Re: Travel from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam airport

Postby anniebannie » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Thanks so much for that Mark, I've taken your advice & I have booked my flight, guess there will be no heavy souvenirs for me. I’m very excited about my trip – East Africa Overland – I’m happy to get any other advice or tips.
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Re: Travel from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam airport

Postby markmol » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:57 am

Hi Annie
I have done this trip you will have a blast, there is a couple of long days on the road, but it is worth it.
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Re: Travel from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam airport

Postby baga_azul » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 am

I am also travelling from Stone Town to Dar Airport, but by ferry. If anyone has experience with that... :-)
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