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Nairobi to Ethiopia - no public trans

Hi there,

I've just arrived in Nairobi and i'm going to start working on getting my Ethiopian visa (apparently as of last week just got hard again) before heading up there. I originally intended to get public transport up there but i've spoken to a few people who got to Marsabit and further North in Kenya who had to sit at the side of the road after the public transport just stopped - apparently theres a severe lack of it up there.

So are there any overlanders who are going that direction in the next few weeks as i'd love to join you, its long been a dream of mine to 4x4 or motorbike in Africa but for various reasons i've been taking public transport till now - i'd be happy to pay towards fuel etc.

The road has loads of horror stories about it but it still sounds epic! Many thanks

Charlie
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Once you get to Marsabit, there is a bus to the border and there are plenty of local trucks to catch a ride with. Just ask at the hotel you end up staying at.

They will leave pretty early in the morning as they like to do that stretch in one day.

If all else fails - ive heard of people hiring a 4x4 and a driver from one of the hotels for not too much money.

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Hi thanks for the reply, when was this from? As I'm currently aware of some people who are stuck at marsabit because there is no onwards transport to Moyale. Regards, Charlie
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I passed through there in March 2012. If there isnt a bus, you talk to the truck drivers - ALL the locals do this. Jump on the back and meet some interesting people, just remember to take lots of water.
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