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Your options are by air or by bus. A taxi from Nairobi to the border, and a new taxi from the border to Arusha is of course also an option, but it will not come cheap. As mentioned in the answer from @Carl you will have several options for bus companies at around $20. The pick-up for some companies are at the different hotels. The bus will take you to the ...


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No, you cannot get it OTC. I contacted Thomson Treks and they said that it was prescription only and could not be bought OTC. They sounds reasonable considering it is prescription only in the U.S. If you have a prescription about it, altitude sickness problems, that is another thing. I am contacted them about alternative altitude sickness medications, and ...


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At Busbud.com we sell tickets to travelers for Dar Express and some of the other local bus companies from around USD$19. The trip is around 5 hours. A couple days advanced booking is required for online purchase. Traveling in Kenya and Tanzania is generally very safe. Unfortunately there is some heightened risked compared to wealthier countries in regards ...


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I did this by bus, and it was very scenic and enjoyable. Long-distance buses are comfortable and have storage for luggage. You can buy tickets in advance. Safety and duration were what you would expect for a bus in the third world traveling that distance. The only part where I had problems was at the border crossing, where I had some hassles because I was ...


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There is nothing in principle preventing your friend from making a successful application even if she is in reduced circumstances. What sometimes happens is that people will try to contrive something and that gets them in to trouble when they get caught (and then they blame it on lack of money). The controlling reference is Paragraph V 4.3 of the rules, ...


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As of January 2015: Lounge = no, basic refreshments = yes There are two pertinent BAEC FlyerTalk threads covering this: Replacement BA Lounge at NBO??? BA Nairobi Lounge Update? Based on that, until the new terminal building is finished at some point in the next year, there is no lounge that BA is using. (BA aren't using the Swissport one). On arriving ...


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As far as I know the only way is via Arusha or by private car. For the route via Arusha you can book tickets on Busbud (full disclosure: I work on this project). There you can catch a local bus onward, though these run infrequently, maybe not even daily. I'm not sure what your intentions once reaching the park are, since there aren't likely to be ...


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I just walked in to a pharmacy in Nairobi (at Yaya Center, to be exact) to ask for Diamox. They do have it over the counter. No prescription is necessary. It is 50 Ksh per tablet (a little over USD 0.50).



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