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Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

There are several classes to choose from, depending how squashed you like to be on long train rides, choose your class accordingly.

For 1st and 2nd class berths, book at least a few days in advance.

Tanzania Trains

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma


Schedule: The TAZARA Railway has two types of passenger services: express and ordinary.

Express train: Operates two days a week – Tuesday and Friday. It normally departs Dar-Es-Salaam at 15:50 p.m. and EXPECTED TIME OF ARRIVAL in Mbeya the next day at 12:41. Express train stops only on major train station.

From Dar-Es-Salaam – Kisaki - Mang’ula – Ifakara – Mlimba – Makambako – Mbeya – Tunduma.
The ordinary train: Once a week; Monday, Departs at 10.00 am from Dar-Es-Salaam arrives in Mbeya the following day. This train is slow; it stops at all trains stations.

However, it provides a full picture of the physical geography and vegetation of South-Central to the Southwest of Tanzania..

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Train operators :

Tanzania & Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA),
Tanzania Railways Corporation Dar es Salaam-Kigoma/Mwanza,
Railway Systems of Zambia (no website).

Visas required to visit both Zambia & Tanzania.

Tanzania Train Fare Bookings Through us Have a service charge included and cost:

Dar es Salaam to Selous Kisaki 
Dar es Salaam to Mbeya 
Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi - Zambia 
Dar es Salaam to Dodoma
Dar es Salaam to Mwanza
Dar es Salaam to Tabora
Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Dar es Salaam to Singida

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

By Train

To and From Zambia: A train runs from Kapiri Mposhi (Zambia) to Dar es Salaam and takes two nights.

Tanzania is a beautiful country.

The main centers of the total population is networked by link by rails.

Trains in Tanzania are very frequent and the most popular transport in Tanzania.

Tanzania Trains are of various kinds.

Two berth cabins with sleeping facility in the first class, second class with sleeping facility and third class seats systems are there in Tanzania Trains.

Mwanza, Dodoma, Kigoma, Tabora, Dar es Salaam and many other main cities are linked by domestic trains in Tanzania.

Prices differ according to the difference in classes.

Freshly prepared meals along with beverages including hard drinks are served while in trains in Tanzania.

Local vendors are always there to sell fresh fruits, vegetables and snacks.

Scenes through the Tanzania Trains are marvelous and very satiating for eyes and mind to enjoy.

The 'Tazara' train service takes people to travel from New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

It runs for 1870 km and takes 40 hours to travel.

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

People journeying by these Tanzania Trains get ample opportunity to enjoy spectacular sceneries of Zambia and Tanzania.

Tazara rails twice a week.

Tazara Railway operates luxury trains in Tanzania.

These trains are also known as The Safari Express.

Foxes of Africa operates these trains.

General: The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority, shortly known as TAZARA, operates 1,860 kilometers of truck from Dar-Es-Salaam Tanzania to New Kapiri Mposhi Zambia.

Since its construction 27 years ago, TAZARA has been vital to the life of villagers living along the railway track and for the economy of the country.

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Safari: TAZARA journey starts from the coastal plain [see the map] through, Kazimzumbwi forest, one the oldest forest in the world, and the savannah wooded plain, where the major southern national parks of Mikumi, Udzungwa and Selous Game Reserve are located.

From there, TAZARA crosses the Great Ruaha River, towards Kilombero Flood Plains.

The train passes through tunnels under Udzungwa Mountain ranges and, adjoining Kipengere Ranges to Makambako Plateau.

From Makambako the train runs on the foot of Kipengere Ranges and at the edge of Rift Valley to Mbeya.

From Mbeya the train passes though smaller train stations of Mbalizi, Songwe, ( here you should be able to see Uporoto Ranges) Shikula, Mlowo, Vwawa before it arrives at Tunduma.

At Mbeya: Mbeya is the second major TAZARA station in Tanzania.

The region has amazing landscapes that could attract anyone whose hobbies are trekking and forest walking, which are characterized by Mbeya Ranges Mountain, surrounding evergreen forests, and water streams and valleys.

The way to Tunduma is dominated by undulating terrains, especially from Mbalizi, Songwe to Mlowo.

Train Tickets Dar es Salaam to Mbeya $75.- USD per seat one way Train Tickets Dar es Salaam to Zambia Kapiri Mposhi $100.- USD per seat one way
Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Tanzania By Train
Two railway lines have passenger services in Tanzania.

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

Tazara Trains run between Dar es Salaam and Mbeya (handy to get to the border of Malawi and Zambia).

The Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC) runs the other railway line and you can travel from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma and Mwanza; and also along the Kaliua-Mpanda and Manyoni-Singida Branch Lines.

Trains Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mbeya Zambia Kigoma

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We keep up-to-date by regularly returning to and staying in the accommodation we offer.

We have long established relationships with all our hosts and guides, and promote travel that is sensitive to local communities and conservation.

Tanzania remains a truly exciting country to visit, with some of the best safaris in all of Africa.

The wildlife is thriving, the landscapes are stunning, its Indian Ocean islands are breath-taking.

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