Re: Border crossing Kenya-Tanzania with rental car?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dieter) wrote in message news:...
> I'd love to know whether it is currently possible to cross the
> Kenya/Tanzania border with a rental car. Grateful for any up to date
> experiences about hassle involved. I don't mind a couple of hours at
> the border post but don't want to spend an entire vacation there.
> I understand Rasul's car hire has been recommended by knowledgable
> persons such as Hans-Georg Michna in this forum. Any other good
> experiences with 4x4 hire in Nairobi ?
> Thanks a lot in advance, Dieter Ebeling
Yes, it is possible. There is a documentation fee paid to the rental
company that covers the insurance outside of Kenya and the temporary
exportation documents. When you reach Namanga, you must leave some
documents with the Kenyan customs. There is a charge for this if out
of normal business hours (overtime), otherwise that part has not fee.
Then the Tanzanian customs will require a road license. This cost
varies depending on the lenghth of time you will be in Tanzania and
the type of car.
Some companies (mine for example) have agreements with an office in
Arusha in case you have problems in Tanzania or if you decide to
terminate the rental there.
You should be advised that the fee to enter a national park with a
foreign registered vehicle is much higher than a Tanzanian registered
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