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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, and Mwanza. All roads have unpaved sections, so the going can be slow and uncomfortable.

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

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.

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 TSh4,800/= a night.

Cheyo and Lutheran Center offer rooms for TSh2,000/= a night.

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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