Thank you for your insightful comments, experts!
My wife and I arrive into NBO at 8:30, and are headed to Arusha the next morning. (Unfortunately, I found out KLM flies directly to Kilimanjaro after purchasing tickets - would've been the best option). We have five days before beginning our Kilimanjaro trek, and will organize 4 days of safari from Arusha. (We have transport back to Nairobi post-climb, and will stay in Nairobi a few days).
Due to the short stay, I'm considering two options:
1 - Stay close to NBO and fly to Arusha in the morning (US200 ea);
2 - Stay at a hotel where the shuttle bus stops (I read Norfolk, Stanley, and Hilton) and take the 8:00 am bus (cost=?? ea).
I'm interested in your recommendations - to fly or bus? And, if that option, where to stay? The cheapest one way flights to Arusha seem to be from Wilson airport, but it'll probably be worth a few bob to avoid the hassle and depart from JKIA. Since we ride back to Nairobi on the same route, I'm not worried about missing any sights on the road (are there any?). Thank you!