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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Taxi Tarif

If you want to go from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) you have to take a taxi. There are no bus or dalla dalla going there.
The standard rate for covering the 80 or so km is 50 USD. That's also what's in the 2009 Lonely Planet. All taxi drivers offer the same tarif. There is no big negtiating for this one. If you are lucky, you can get it down to 45 USD.
However, it's better to pay in Tanzanian Shillings (TSh). The 50 USD would come down to 65,000 TSh. And they'll take you for 50,000 Tsh to KIA. Neat.
Still, traveling there alone, not sharing, the 50,000 still seems a lot of money for a mere 1.5h of driving. It's a bit over 38 USD. Other people that went a day before me paid the 50,000.
Somehow I went to the airport for 40,000 TSh. That's just over 30 USD. I think I just played the right cards here and there...

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