The Tazara Train and all other trains in Tanzania can be very unreliable, it is recommended that you have enough time in your hands when travelling by train.
We mainly offer 1st class seats, a cabin has 4 bunks usually all ladies or all men in each cabin, recommended you book the whole train cabin for your group and than it does not matter if boys and girls do share this cabin.
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.
The TAZARA Railway has two types of passenger services: express and ordinary.
Express train: Operates two days a week – Tuesday and Friday.
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
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
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
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
It runs for 1870 km and takes 40 hours to travel.
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
operates 1,860 kilometers of truck from
Tanzania to New Kapiri
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.
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
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
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.