Getting Around Tanga | Taxi and Shuttle
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The transportation system in Tanga is good, but be warned during the peak hours of the day the traffic can be something you will want to strangle. Yes it’s not a real person but there are points where you wish it was…Nevertheless, here is the guide to getting around Tanga, the kind you will love and might dislike at times.
Tanga Airport is a small domestic airport located in Tanga Region, Tanzania. The airport is based in the regional capital city of Tanga. It is 3 kilometres west of the city, off the A14 trunk road. The airport has scheduled flights to Arusha, Dar es Salaam and the Zanzibar Archipelago islands of Unguja and Pemba. . Whether you are staying in the city or in transit to another region in Tanzania, the main transport to get out of the airport is the taxis.
Taxis are abundant in the city of Tanga and they are differentiated from one another by a single colored stripe that shows which municipal the taxi is from and the area where it parks as it waits for passengers.
Note that even if they park in a different district they can take you anywhere you want. The taxis different colors and marks which differentiate roues. However let’s go back to the taxis in the airport, they also have stripes but they are exclusively differentiated from the rest of the taxis as they have the word AIRPORT on the side of the door.
Taxi Prices in Tanga:
The prices of taxis are high than any other transportation in the region but they will get you to where you want covered in comfort and luxury. The airport taxis are the most expensive ranging all the way from twenty five thousand Tanzanian shillings to fifty thousand Tanzanian shillings and more for a trip from the airport to the city centre.
Unlike some countries where meters are used to regulate how much a passenger pays, this is not the case for Tanzania hence what you can do is ask for the price and then bargain your way to a better price. It is all about bargain in Tanzania.
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Travel around Tanga by Minibus – Dalla Dalla:
Daladalas are another means of transportation which can take you from point a to b. Basically daladala is a public bus that carries passengers from one area to another while making stops on the way to drop others. The daladalas in Tanga can be easily noted at the bus stands as all of them show their destination on the front of the bus.
They also have one huge colored stripe going around it and the color depends on the route it takes.
This is the cheapest way to travel but on comfort level, not so much especially during the peak hours of the day where there are a lot of people on route. So the advice here is to get in a bus and make sure you get a window seat where you will be a bit far away from the middle aisle where people will stand.
Sometimes looking at daladala will have you thinking that they have one rule which is not to leave any man behind. The prices are fixed; it is usually four hundred shillings for an adult and two hundred shilling for student or a child.
Over the recent years Tanga has seen a massive growth in public motorcycles which are good if you like been driven while feeling the wind and you are not scarred of falling off. Most of us are scared of falling off.
Travel around Tanga by Bajaji:
Another recent addition to the transportation in Mwanza is the bajaji. It is a nice comfortable means of transportation that gets you from point A to point B. Its prices are cheap ranging from One thousand and five hundred Tanzanian shilling to ten thousand Tanzanian shillings and more depending on your destination.
Tanga City Map
Tanga City FAQ
Yes! The town itself gives a good experience of Tanzanian culture and it is well worth visiting the markets. Tanga is the starting point for several interesting excursions in the area including Amboni Caves. It also provides good access to the East Usambara Mountains and Pangani.
YES! Tanga Airport (IATA: TGT, ICAO: HTTG) is a small domestic airport located in Tanga Region, Tanzania. The airport is based in the regional capital city of Tanga.
The following are the main tribes in Tanga: Wazigua, Wabondei, Wasambaa, Wadingo, Segeju the migrated tribes to the Region are the Pare, Wataita, Wambugu and Wanago.