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Offline Robin Brown

Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:34:05 pm »
We are travelling overland to DAR in June. Please if anyone has a friend or business connection in DAR who would be happy for us to leave our vehicle in safety while in Zanzibar I would like to make contact.
 

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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 02:38:18 pm »
We stayed at Kipepeo beach in 2007, but left our cars with someone we knew that stayed in Dar. Unfortunately, he returned to SA. But for a small fee, they will allow you to leave your vehicle with them. You can then take a taxi to town. So, depending on where you are going to stay in Dar, try to strike a deal with them.
 

Offline Camino Cerdo

Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 07:36:09 pm »
If the above does not work out you could most likely strike up a deal with hotel in Dar and leave vehicles in their lot.  There is a spendy hotel on the way in with a large guarded lot.  I stayed at one that was within walking distance of the port, (Star something I think), and if they had room they might make a deal, their lot was guarded but somewhat small.
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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 08:07:08 pm »
Contact Dennis. He is the owner of KTM in Dar. Very friendly guy and sure to help.

In Dar Es Salaam it's Dennis Gastllier he is the new KTM dealer in Dar
physical address of the Polaris/ KTM Workshop is Coming from Halie
Selassie Road and into Ghuba Road, we are the third gate on the left,
flags will be on the road. My number as you know is  +255784504064
 d.gastellier@gmail.com

You can also try Mikadi beach Overlander camp spot. We left our gear and bikes there while jolling on Zanzibar for a few days. They are on T4A
« Last Edit: May 25, 2013, 08:08:41 pm by michnus »
 

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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 03:24:47 pm »
Maybe a stupid question, but why not take your bike across with the ferry?
 

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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 04:26:51 am »

"Maybe a stupid question, but why not take your bike across with the ferry?"

I did that, not a good idea.  bike can not go on same ferry as passengers, Zanzibar is part of Tanzania but no one told them, more paperwork than any other border. very costly. two days to get it there and two days out.  LEAVE YOUR RIDE IN DAR unless you are going to be in Zanzibar for a month or two.
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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 05:16:22 am »

"Maybe a stupid question, but why not take your bike across with the ferry?"

I did that, not a good idea.  bike can not go on same ferry as passengers, Zanzibar is part of Tanzania but no one told them, more paperwork than any other border. very costly. two days to get it there and two days out.  LEAVE YOUR RIDE IN DAR unless you are going to be in Zanzibar for a month or two.

In entire agreement.  I lived in Tanzania for 6 years.  Find some place to leave your bikes.
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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 12:43:17 pm »
A little late on this, thanks largely to my infrequent lurking and acute bouts of depression at not owning a bike after visit WD.

But, for future reference, to anybody coming to Tanzania, I have been living here now for close on 18 months. I have basement parking available at my apartment and even a spare bedroom should it be required.

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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 02:54:30 am »
Hi guys
I am apealing to you chaps on this thread who are/ have been up there recently on behalf of Jo Rust, a young female adventurer who is on her way on her BMW  650 Dakar from Nairobi at the moment. She has nearly completed her solo journey around Africa and it would be great if you guys could give her advice on routes, road conditions and places to stay. You can read her 59 page ride report on the forum and send her a message or find her on facebook.
Thanks guys.
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Re: Safe parking in Dar ES Salaam
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 03:08:17 pm »

"Maybe a stupid question, but why not take your bike across with the ferry?"

I did that, not a good idea.  bike can not go on same ferry as passengers, Zanzibar is part of Tanzania but no one told them, more paperwork than any other border. very costly. two days to get it there and two days out.  LEAVE YOUR RIDE IN DAR unless you are going to be in Zanzibar for a month or two.
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