New Africa Hotel, Dar Es Salaam

Getting there

By air:
The airport is only 15 km from the city centre. Transport to the city is available - there are shuttle buses, taxis and car rental offices at the airport. Some of the car rental offices are Avis rent a car, Europcar, Tanzania car rental, Evergreen car rental, Jeka Tour operators and other local taxis which are white in colour.

By road:
There are different buses, which travel from Dar es Salaam to other places such as Tawfiq which pases Tanga, Moshi, Arusha, Mombasa, Nairobi and Kampala. Fresh ya Shamba, Air Msae, Dar Express, Metro Coach, which travel from Dar es Salaam to Arusha; buses like Scandinavia Coach travel to the Southern regions of Tanzania (Iringa, Mbeya and Rukwa).
6 hours to Tanga
8 hours to Moshi
10 hours to Arusha
12 hours to Mombasa
12 hours to Namanga border
8 hours to Iringa

By rail:
All Tanzania's rail lines converge in Dar es Salaam. The two main services are Tazara and Central Line. The Central railway station is located off Sokoine Drive at the corner of Railway St, and Gerezani St. The line offers two route services - the first is from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma via Dodoma, Singida, Tabora, Mpanda, Kigoma, Shinyanga and Mwanza For the Tazara line, the routes are from Dar es Salaam to Zambia via Morogoro, Iringa and Mbeya.

The trains follow this timetable in a week:
Monday: Zambia (11:00 am),
Tuesday: Zambia (5:34 pm), Mwanza (5:00 pm), Kigoma (5:00 pm),
Wednesday: Mwanza (5:00 pm),
Thursday: Zambia (1:00 am), Kigoma (5:00 pm),
Friday: Zambia (5:34 pm), Mwanza (5:00 pm), Kigoma (5:00 pm).
Saturday: Zambia (11:00 am),
Sunday: Mwanza (5:00 pm), Kigoma (5:00 pm).

There are occasional special steam engine excursions to the Pugu Hills outside Dar es Salaam, which leaves from the Tazara train station - check the local press for details. This steam engine also travels to the Selous.

Dar es Salaam Local Information:
A major city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is a downright place with a charming sea port and a good number of historic buildings. A buzzing new city, the place has seen a major rise in shopping arenas and happening restaurants and hotels too. The population here is a good mix of African, Arabic and Indian influences. Dar es Salaam is soon coming up as a major commercial center too. A town with a few amenities just a few years back, it is now growing immensely and is working well to be a leader in commercialization. Being the largest city in Tanzania, it has attracted the largest number of investors too. This has brought in rapid commercialization and modernization of the city. It has even become the busiest Port in East Africa. This gateway to Zanzibar is a 75-minute ferry ride away, and a part of the southern safari circuit. Dar es Salaam has the potential to overtake Arusha as the main tourist destination in Tanzania. The National Museum here is a place of tourist interest. Other places that can be of tourist interest here include Nyumba ya sanaa, Makonde carvers, Village Museum and Askari Monument.