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Getting to Arusha

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Perth Australia
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Getting to Arusha

Can anyone tell me how to get to Arusha by road from Nairobi and is it a drive worth doing?

Also how far is it to Mombassa from Nairobi?

I will be flying in from Dubai and wasn't sure whether to go direct to Dar es Salaam or Nairobi before going onto Arusha?


Ross (Pisang)

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I have a friend that lives in Arusha. He says that there is a bus service that leaves Nairobi daily (in the morning) to Arusha. It is about a 5 hr trip.

After having done a safari in Kenya last year, I would recommend the ride. The landscapes are awesome to see.

I am heading back to Nairobi in June and plan to take the ride from Nairobi myself to Arusha this time instead of flying as i did last time to Arusha (Kilimanjaro Airport). Kilimanjaro airport is only about 50km from Arusha.

Sorry, can't help on the distance from Nairobi to Mombassa.



Perth Australia
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2. Re: Getting to Arusha

Thanks for that G. I really appreciate your information as I am keen to see to countryside!

If anyone knows how to book the bus to Arusha, please let me know!

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Nairobi to Mombasa is about 500 km or 300 miles. Downhill!!

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4. Re: Getting to Arusha

we have 2 shuttles in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Riverside and Impala shuttles. depending on your departure time, which one would you prefer?

Perth Australia
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5. Re: Getting to Arusha

Thanks for the info. I have emailed you direct. Does anyone know about Amboseli and if it is on the way to Arusha from Nairobi or should it be done as a separate trip?

We just want to see Mt Kilimanjaro and do the photo thing so any suggestions apopreciated.

Ross (Pisang)

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