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dala dala or taxi?

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East dala dala or taxi?

1. Posted by lei (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

anyone travel by dala dala in Zanzibar?

2. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

Dala dalas are something you have to experience at least once. They are certainly cheaper than taxis but usually leave when full (or over full) so time wise, they are not always dependable and can be very uncomfortable if over crowded. If you are on a busy route you may find yourself on someones lap, or with someone on yours. Some of the drivers are crazy, but the taxi drivers are the same. If you use taxis, make sure you discuss exactly where you are going and how much you are going to pay. If you are going to a hotel, tell them you have a booking or they will start taking you to other hotels and suggesting you stay in them (they obviously get a cut).

3. Posted by lei (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Thank you