I plan to travel from Kigali to Blantyre, Malawi in May next year.

I am wondering how it is to travel overland by public transport in Tanzania. In particular, how are the roads: bumpy and vehicles are slow, or well maintained? How many days will it take?


There are two main different routes between the cities all of which pass through Malawi and Tanzania/Zambia

If you use the more popular Tanzania route passing over long stretches of B6 expect stretches to be Paved/Unpaved and thus bumpiness and traffic is inevitable on portions of your journey. A straight trip will take about 33 hours however with expected breaks from boarding different buses, expect a little under three days.



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