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happydunk 8 Sep 2010 11:51

Ethiopia to Kenya
 
Dear all

Just about to start the Moyale to Mt Kenya part of East Africa, it looks quite desolate on the map and I was wondering if fuel can be found at Marsabit or Laisamis on route to MT Kenya. Or should I take some extra fuel just incase. Does anybody know how far it is?

Any help as always greatly received

Duncan

coxy 8 Sep 2010 12:13

Hi Duncan.
Its about 400 kms from Moyale to Isiolo.there is fuel at Marsabit(Shell on left)
The road is not as bad as pepole tell you just take it steady,the tar starts just North of Archers Post you may stop and kiss it there i did.
Have a great trip Coxy.
coxmorganoverland.co.uk

waztafel 13 Sep 2010 21:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by coxy (Post 304653)
Hi Duncan.
Its about 400 kms from Moyale to Isiolo.there is fuel at Marsabit(Shell on left)
The road is not as bad as pepole tell you just take it steady,the tar starts just North of Archers Post you may stop and kiss it there i did.
Have a great trip Coxy.
coxmorganoverland.co.uk


400? It look for like 550 - 600 km's to me? Or am I wrong?

coxy 14 Sep 2010 08:10

Sorry it maybe was more then 400 must be my age and getting a bit forgetful,and in all fairness it must be easier on 4 wheels then 2.
Take care all Regards Coxy.
PS thanks for the pm Duncan hope it went ok.
www.coxmorganoverland.co,uk

nicolasrapp 14 Sep 2010 16:30

Yes, there's fuel in Marsabit, but didn't see any in laisamis. Did the road in June, and there's now tarmac for at least 100 km north of isiolo. Could be more now since they were working on it actively.
It is 500km between Isiolo and Moyale. The road I thought was not too bad, but i can't imagine how it is during the rain season. Long stretch of sand in the north part of the way, and lot of lava rock type of road south of Marsabit if I remember well. Not much traffic, and it looks safe now, you don't get an escort anymore.
You can sleep at Henry's camp in marsabit (south part of town), and at the Jabal-Nur hotel, in Isiolo for less than $5 (you can park inside, which is what you want to do.


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