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Old March 30th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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[EAT] Tanzania | road infrastructure • Barabara za Tanzania







As of 2003 Tanzania had 78,891 km of roads, of which only 6,808 km were paved. Tanzania's roadway system ranks in 60th in the world by total length of roads.

National highways
Tanzania's principal paved highways are confined to the north-eastern, central-eastern, and south-western regions of the country:
_ Dodoma to Dar es Salaam (connects the two capitals), 450 km
_ Chalinze spur from the Dodoma-Dar es Salaam highway to Tanga, 245 km
_ Segera spur from the Chalinze-Tanga highway to Moshi and Arusha, 370 km
_ Arusha to the Kenyan border, 108 km
_ Morogoro to Mbeya, 690 km

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There are no paved links from the capital to the south-eastern, western, central and northern regions. Most of the roads between these areas are dirt tracks, with a few improved gravel sections. Within each area there are paved roads isolated from the rest of the paved network. The situation is (2003):
_ South-east regions: paved highways link Mtwara, Lindi, Masasi and Masuguru on the Mozambique border, but the only road link to the rest of the country is impassable after rain. A paved link is proposed from Masasi to Songea which would connect to a paved spur of the Mbeya-Dar es Salaam highway.
_ Central regions: only dirt roads with some difficult sections to the west of Dodoma leading to Manyoni, Singida, Nzega, and Tabora. The Singida-Nzega dirt road is the only practical route between the eastern and western halves of the country, without going to the southern or northern borders.
_ Northern: paved roads connect Mwanza and Musoma on Lake Victoria, but are only connected by dirt roads to the central, north-eastern and north-western regions, some are being upgraded to gravel roads.
_ North-western regions have recently seen improvements with a new paved highway from Nzega to the Rwandan border. However, the lake port of Bukoba is reachable only along improved gravel roads.
_ Western regions are the most poorly served, with no paved highways except locally in Kigoma and Ujiji. Only one dirt road runs down the western side of the country, it is just a track between Kasulu and Sumbawanga and prone to flooding south of Mpanda. Between Tunduma in the south-west and Nyakanyazi junction near Kibondo in the north-west, a distance of nearly 1000 km, there are no highways in the centre of the country.

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International Highways
The Cairo-Cape Town Highway (highway 4 in the Trans-African Highway network) runs through Tanzania from Namanga on the Kenyan border in the north and the Tanzanian/Mozambican border town of Tunduma in the south-west, via Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa and Mbeya, passing through some of the best scenery in Africa. The section between Tarangire National Park and Iringa is not paved and can be very difficult after rain especially north of Kondoa Irangi. A longer eastern route via Moshi and Morogoro is paved. But these have often been poorly maintained in the past so are full of potholes. In south-west Tanzania the Trans-African Highway follows the Tanzam Highway linking Zambia to the port of Dar es Salaam.

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I traveled many main roads in Tanzania and I have to say (and this opinion was shared with other travelers) that paved roads in Tanzania are of good quality (better than in neigbouring Zambia or Kenya), potholes are quite rare. Problem is low capacity of those roads near large cities, especially Arusha and Dar es Salaam. Signage follows Southafrican design.
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I traveled many main roads in Tanzania and I have to say (and this opinion was shared with other travelers) that paved roads in Tanzania are of good quality (better than in neigbouring Zambia or Kenya), potholes are quite rare. Problem is low capacity of those roads near large cities, especially Arusha and Dar es Salaam. Signage follows Southafrican design.
If you have some pics would be great! A pic of the Highway T3 between Dodoma and Dar Es Salaam shows the good quality of the asphalt

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Zanzibar has 1,600 kilometres of roads, of which 85 percent are tarmacked or semi-tarmacked. The remainder are earth roads, which are rehabilitated annually to make them passable throughout the year.







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