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Singida

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Singida is a city in the Central region of Tanzania.

Get in[edit]

Distance from Singida Town to other cities in Tanzania.

Bus service is available from Arusha, Dodoma, and Mwanza. All roads have unpaved sections, so the going can be slow and uncomfortable.

From:

  • Arusha: TSh 14,000 on Mtea or Airborn City
  • Katesh: TSh 5,000
  • Dodoma: TSh 12,000 on ABC
  • Dar es Salaam: TSh 25,000 on ABC

There is train service from Dodoma on some days, but it is primarily a freight line (slow) and only third class service (hard benches, substantial overcrowding) is available. TSh 4,800. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Get around[edit]

Main street in Singida town

Taxi[edit]

Taxis within the downtown area are Tsh 1,500, and Tsh 2,000 outside of town.

See[edit]

Lake Singida
  • Lake Singida: This saline lake lies just outside of Singida Town. It attracts many birds, like pelicans and flamingos.
  • Regional Museum: This museum shows artifacts from Singida Region's tribes, like weapons and jewellery. It is located at the Open University of Tanzania.

Do[edit]

Banks[edit]

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

Buy[edit]

  • Temba Shop. Safi duka.

Eat[edit]

  • Florida Snack. Breakfast and lunch under TSh 2,000.
  • Stanley Hotel. Largest selection of western food. Expensive.
  • Gas Station next to church on Dar Road. Good lunch, decent store. Mid-range.
  • Shana. Breakfast, lunch. Budget.
  • Marangu Snack. Lunch, dinner. Budget.
  • Cheshi Clif Hotel. Clean, good food and great view. Budget.

Drink[edit]

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

Sleep[edit]

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

Social Training Center, run by nuns, offers rooms for Tsh 4,800 a night.

Cheyo and Lutheran Center offer rooms for Tsh 2,000 a night.

Connect[edit]

Internet[edit]

  • Lutheran Center. TSh 1,000/hour.
  • Mam Sui's. TSh 1,200/hour.

Go next[edit]

There are some nice villages nearby:

  • Kinam: TSh 3,000.
  • Sepuka: TSh 1,500.
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