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driving Amboseli to Tsavo West to Arusha

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driving Amboseli to Tsavo West to Arusha

If driving from Amboseli to Tsavo West, then Tsavo West to Arusha, would one cross the border into Tanzania at Taveta or go back through Namanga?

It looks like it is shorter to cross at Taveta, but I'm wondering about crossing at this border (i.e. is it as easy to cross without having a visa in advance, safety in this area as it is more remote).

I've read that driving from Amboseli to Tsavo West - one road seems to be safe, the other, more southern near Kimana, can be questionable.


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1. Re: driving Amboseli to Tsavo West to Arusha

You definitely wouldn't go all the way back along the Amboseli road via Namanga. You'd take the Tsavo West to Amboseli road to begin with and then turn left (south( via Oloitokitok down to Taveta – a straightforward no-hassle border. There's only one road from Amboseli to Tsavo West and it's still common for it to be regarded as needing security (policeman in the vehicle, or going in convoy) but I've no idea why as there have been no incidents that I'm aware of for about a decade.

Hope that helps.


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2. Re: driving Amboseli to Tsavo West to Arusha

Richard -

... probably to justify someone's job!

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3. Re: driving Amboseli to Tsavo West to Arusha


we went twice via Taveta and had no problems. The road has been good and it was not as stressful as i thought before.



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