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Singida is a city in the Central region of Tanzania.

Get in

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


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

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


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



Singida has CRDB, NMB, and NBC. Only NBC has an ATM.


  • Temba Shop. Safi duka.


  • Florida Snack. Breakfast and lunch under TSh2,000/=. $.
  • Stanley Hotel. Largest selection of western food. $$$.
  • Gas Station next to church on Dar Road. Good lunch, decent store. $$.
  • Shana. Breakfast, lunch. $.
  • Marangu Snack. Lunch, dinner. $.
  • Cheshi Clif Hotel. Clean, good food and great view. $.


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


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.



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

Get out

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

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