Getting Around Arusha and Vicinity
Whether by foot, bicycle, moped, motorcycle, tuk-tuk, dala dala, bus, car or truck. . . the roads are always busy with traffic coming and going.
First there are the human-powered vehicles.
Bicycles are not just for carrying people; they are also used to transport goods to town or to home.
|These dried stalks may be food for cattle or used as a fence around a house.|
|Collecting firewood is typically a woman's job, but this man may be taking this bundle to market to sell or trade.|
Then there are the mopeds and motorcycles. . .
|In fact, this is a fairly typical scene in Arusha illustrating several modes of transportation.|
|Note the lovely flowering trees in this city center scene.|
|But when your cow or other animal is too big to carry on a bike or motorcycle, you walk it to market.|
. . . and the passenger vehicles.
|A motorcycle, tuk-tuk, SUV, passenger bus, and our safari vehicle all share the road on the way to Arusha.|
|A colorfully painted dala dala|
|A 4X4 is a good vehicle to handle all the roads in Tanzania.|
|A passenger bus with an assortment of baggage including a car tire and a basket of live chickens.|
|Another dala dala with the words BORN HERE HERE painted across the windshield|
|And one of our three safari vehicles parked at a money exchange stop.|
And finally there are the trucks.
Trucks are the heavy haulers that carry big loads from Point A to Point B. We saw them on the highways and also on the narrowest back roads where there was barely room to pass.
|Like the dala dalas, the cabs of some of the big trucks are brightly painted.|