Dar Es Salaam - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

DPO. - Jan 2022

DPO. - Oct 2021

Thru DPO - from the time I order on Amazon, It's usually in my hot little hands in 7-10 days. Don't think they even have a local post office, the other option is DHL. - May 2020

DPO. Surprisingly quick considering its Africa. (7-10 days for most Amazon packages.) - Jun 2017

DPO was about 2 week turn around time. - Dec 2015

DPO. Great service. Orders from Amazon arrive in about 2 weeks. Some retailers will not ship to DPO so you'll need to use pouch (think dry dog food) which takes a bit longer, 3-4 weeks. - Jul 2015

Through the embassy - DPO. - Mar 2014

Only through the embassy. - Feb 2013

Embassy DPO. - Feb 2013

The embassy only has pouch mail, so sending things out is difficult. You can receive everything (there is a weight/size limit) except liquids. - Jun 2010

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