Thursday, 16 December 2010

Bus Dar es Salaam - Mwanza


I want to travel from Dar to Mwanza, is it necessary to go through Kenya? Is the Scandinavia Group the only company running between Dar and Mwanza? How long does usually take from Dar to Mwanza and what's the price?

Thank you very much!
Manon (from France!)

Dear Manon,

Thanks for your mail. Scandinavia Express is not longer doing the Dar - Mwanza route via Nairobi.

I new company (Golden Inter-City) is operating via Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, Nzega and Shinyanga. You don't need to pass Kenya and the duration is about 10 - 12 hours.

The bus will stop several times - offering breaks for buying food and drinks.

The rate is about 35,000/= to 40,000/= TSH and it departs at 6:30 AM from Ubungo Bus Terminal in Dar es Salaam. Buy your ticket in advance - and ONLY at the booking office in the bus terminal. DON'T buy your ticket on the street.

Welcome to Mwanza 'The City of Lake Victoria'.

BONUS info: 1€ = 1,904/= TSH.


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'