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Dar Es Salaam

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Dar es Salaam is considered to be safer than many other big cities in the region, though it has its share of muggings and thefts. During the day, watch out for pickpocketing, particularly at crowded markets and bus and train stations, and for bag snatching through vehicle windows. At night take a taxi, rather than taking a daladala (minibus) or walking.

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While you're there

Emergency

Central police station (211 5507; Sokoine Dr) Near the Central Line Railway Station.

Traffic police (211 1747; Sokoine Dr) Near the Central Line Railway Station.

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Medical services

Regency Medical Centre (215 0500, 215 2966; Allykhan St) In Upanga, just off Bibi Titi Mohammed Rd. Twenty-four hour emergency service.

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