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Route Nairobi to Amboseli

P K
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Route Nairobi to Amboseli

Does anybody knows the currently prefered route from Nairobi to Amboseli (self drive). We went already on both routes (via Namanga and via Emali) but more then 10 years ago for the last time. As far as i know the Emali-Loitokitok road has now been paved and it seems to be the better choise than via Namanga if staying close to Kimana Gate, isn't it?

Thanks for help.

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1. Re: Route Nairobi to Amboseli

Hi P K,

On December we have visited Amboseli coming from Nakuru and we took Emali road which is much better than all the roads we have been in Kenya, including Nairobi - Mombasa road. We hardly saw more than 20 cars during our trip from Emali to Kimana Gate. It has a good tarmac and no trucks are using this route. Also the last section which is not paved is much better than Narok - Ololaimutia Gate or Shimba Hills road.

Enjoy!

Miki

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2. Re: Route Nairobi to Amboseli

Thank you Miki!

Do you also know the current condition of Nairobi-Mombasa Highway?

Especially for the parts Nairobi-Emali and Voi-Mombasa?

Greetings

Pay

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3. Re: Route Nairobi to Amboseli

Hi again Pay!

Nairobi - Mombasa road is acceptable, with heavy traffic when leaving Nairobi generated mostly by heavy trucks. It can take you even 3 hrs to get to Emali if you leave Nairobi around noon. Voi - Mombasa section is deteriorating more rapidly than Nairobi - Emali section, having lots of holes. Police is everywhere so take care with speeding and keep your seatbelts on. Also be very careful with the trucks and buses because there are many drivers which do not care about your life.

Avoid using Nairobi - Mombasa road during the night.

Miki

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4. Re: Route Nairobi to Amboseli

The road is smooth all the way - passisng via Nairobi- Makindu stopover before turning to Amboseli via Loitoktok route - but as a rule, we advise clients to travel during daytime due to security risk. Again, park gates closes at 1800hrs

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5. Re: Route Nairobi to Amboseli

Thanks again Miki, for details. We know these maniacs on kenyan roads, as we went at least ten times through this country by own vehicle, 22 years ago for the first time. This behavior is also a major problem all over africa. And of course: Only fools driving at night.

Pay

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