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Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

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Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

My family and I (4 adults and 1 -11 year old) are arriving in Nairobi end of April at 1:00pm and are planning on taking the train to Mombassa that night.

- Should we be reserving tickets.

- We would like to get adjoining first class berths.

- and are the recommended agents on the seat 61 site still the best choice, i'm just wondering if the site is still up to date.

thanks,

Gerry

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plymouth england
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11. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

Definitely take plenty of water and a few snacks - keep all your possessions on you at all time -do not leave anything of value in your cabin or under the pillow .................

Winnipeg, Canada
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12. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

Ok, sounds like it's going to be exciting, lol. Thanks for all the responses but my family has voted and we decided to still take the train. the one problem I'm having though is getting an agent to reply to me about pre-booking tickets. I tried emailing Uniglobe and east Africa shuttles and no response. I know Christopher you said the train might be busy because of no bus service, do you think it will be a problem just getting the tickets that Friday afternoon.

thanks,

Gerry

Ukunda, Coast, Kenya
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13. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

I suggest you phone them.

I don't know why they didn't answer your emails, but many of these outfits have cut their staff, so they may just be languishing on the "pile".

Nairobi, Kenya
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14. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

Certainly a trip for the hard at heart.

Winnipeg, Canada
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15. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

Hi Everyone,

thanks for all your help I am finally in contact with Uniglobe, the email way did not work so my daughter got a hold of them through Facebook. just to let everyone up to date the prices have changed it now costs

$72.50 total for adult first class ticket

$52.50 total for child first class ticket

(their service fee is $17.50 per ticket)

Thanks again,

Gerry

Ukunda, Coast, Kenya
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16. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

The trip takes longer now, perhaps that's their rationale for raising the fares :)

Don't forget the extra food and a toilet roll. And perhaps some wellingtons to wade into the toilet after it's been used a few times.

italia
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17. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

I was wondering if anyone has travelled on the train recently.. How was the experience? i would like use the train to mombasa on 29 december

Coquitlam, Canada
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18. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

Earlier this year we looked into the train as well, but with two small children, it was not that much to just get on a domestic flight and be there in one hour. Pricing right now on Kenya Air shows around $150 USD return for flights this month.

Itala, Italy
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19. Re: Reserving train tickets to Mombassa

thank you for your answer, but I do not mind the cost of the flight, I just wanted to know if anyone has used this train lately.

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