Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

clairebruth created the topic: Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

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My husband and I will be traveling from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam in late September, and we will be relying on public transportation. What would you advise is the best way for us to get from Pemba to Dar?

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

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Hi
with public transport only real option is stra ig tht up coast on bus to Mocimboa then chapa truck to Namoto border, ferry to Tanz
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clairebruth replied the topic: Re: Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

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Thanks so much for your response. Do you have a rough estimate of how long each of those parts of the journey will take? How long does it take to get by bus to Mocimboa? Then how long might the chapa truck and ferry take? Will we have to stay overnight in one of the places? Even rough estimates will help as we're figuring this all out. Thanks so much!

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

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Ok
if you get on the bus at 0600 to Mocimboa in Pemba then you should be able to get Palma in a day. In Palma stay at Pensao Wivo then you should be able to get to Mtwara next day and Dar following day.
Mike

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cjos89 replied the topic: Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

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How much does the ferry cost to cross from Tanzania into Mozambique??

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mozman replied the topic: Best way to get from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam

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Using public transport it is MT20 per person. For an average 4x4 vehicle $35 but more for a bigger vehicle. When you are arranging transport first ask what the locals ar paying and DONT accept the offers of a ticket all way to Mtwara (or to Mocimboa da Praia if coming from Tanzania), as you will probably get ripped off. So just ask for a ride to Namoto border and if you don't get taken all the way to the ferry point, you can walk the last 3km from the border post.

Note that it is 15km from Quionga to Namoto and if you run into complications there is a missionary couple in Quionga called Andre and Anna-Marie Thiart who have a nice campsite and can be very helpful.

Best of luck and let us know how you go.

Mike

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