Singida

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Singida is a city in the Central region of Tanzania.

Get in[edit]

Bus service is available to/from Arusha, Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, and Mwanza. Roads in and out of Singida (to Dodoma, Arusha, Shinyanga) are all paved as of May 2017

Arusha: Tsh14,000/= on Mtea or Airborn City. Katesh: TSh5,000/=. Dodoma: TSh12,000 on ABC. Dar Es Salaam: TSh25,000 on ABC.

There is train service to/from Dodoma on some days, but it is primarily a freight line (slow) and only third class service (hard benches, substantial overcrowding) is available. TSh4,800/=. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Get around[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Taxis within the downtown area are TSh1,500/=, and TSh2,000/= outside of town.

  • Abdallah, +255 784 769 515. is friendly and speaks English.  edit

Bajaj[edit]

There are plenty of bajajs in town. They are cheap compared to most other Tanzanian towns

See[edit][add listing]

Singida has two lakes, and is known for its flamingos.

Do[edit][add listing]

Banks[edit]

Singida has CRDB, NMB, and NBC. All of them have ATM's.

Ethnological Museum[edit]

At the Open University branch, there is a small ethnological museum showing different tools (weaponry, clothes, agricultural tools, musical instruments etc.) from the tribes in the region. Ask one of the students to find the guy responsible. He might give you a tour explaining the different objects. There are also labels in English.

The museum is free but they accept donations.

Singida Lake[edit]

Just north of the town is Singida lake. There are some waterbirds to look at, as well as local fishermen putting in fishing nets. Animals use the banks for grazing. It's a nice place to sit and look at the water.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Temba Shop. Safi duka.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Sarafina Cafeteria, (opposite central market). 6:00am to 6pm. Breakfast and lunch. under 2$.  edit
  • Stanley Hotel. Largest selection of western food. $$$.  edit
  • Gas Station next to church on Dar Road. Good lunch, decent store. $$.  edit
  • Shana. Breakfast, lunch. $.  edit
  • Marangu Snack. Lunch, dinner. $.  edit
  • Cheshi Clif Hotel. Clean, good food and great view. $.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Stanley Hotel. A likely place to meet other travellers.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Stanley Hotel, Scene Lodge, Aqua Vitae are some of the higher-end hotels in town.

Social Training Center, run by nuns, offers rooms for TSh12,000 to 30,000/= a night. (updated May 2017)

Cheyo and Lutheran Center offer rooms.

There are several guesthouses around town offering rooms in the range 10,000 to TSh30,000.

KB Hotel is located by the lake, and offer rooms from TSh60,000. The hotel has a small playground and a restuarant with a large menu.

Contact[edit]

Internet[edit]

  • Lutheran Center. TSh1,000/hour.  edit
  • Mam Sui's. TSh1,200/hour.  edit

Get out[edit]

There are some nice villages nearby: Kinam: TSh 3,000/=. Sepuka: TSh 1,500/=.



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