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There are 5 ways to get from Nairobi to Hwange by plane, car, taxi, bus, shuttle or train

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Recommended option

Fly to Livingstone, drive

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Livingstone (LVI)
  2. Drive from Livingstone to Hwange

4 alternative options

Fly to Victoria Falls, taxi

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Victoria Falls (VFA)
  2. Take a taxi from Victoria Falls to Hwange

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
  3. Drive from Mbeya to Nakonde
  4. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  5. Take the bus from Lusaka to Livingstone
  6. Drive from Livingstone to Hwange

Shuttle, taxi, train, drive

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Nairobi to Namanga
  2. Take a taxi from Namanga to Arusha
  3. Take the train from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
  4. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Mbeya
  5. Drive from Mbeya to Nakonde
  6. Take the train from Nakonde to New Kapiri Mposhi
  7. Take a taxi from New Kapiri Mposhi to Kabwe
  8. Take the train from Kabwe to Livingstone
  9. Drive from Livingstone to Hwange

Drive

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Hwange

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Zimbabwe

International flights leaving Kenya are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Kenya

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Zimbabwe

Last updated: June 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Hwange is to drive which costs $260 - $390 and takes 45h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Hwange is to fly and taxi which costs $490 - $1,600 and takes 4h 49m.

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The distance between Nairobi and Hwange is 2208 km. The road distance is 2981.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Nairobi to Hwange, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Livingstone Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Hwange is 1h behind Nairobi. It is currently 6:59 AM in Nairobi and 5:59 AM in Hwange.

Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Hwange is 2982 km. It takes approximately 45h 15m to drive from Nairobi to Hwange.

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Kenya Airways offers flights from Nairobi Airport to Livingstone Airport.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $35 - $45.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Hwange.
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  • Distance: 2207.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Hwange, Zimbabwe?

There is no direct connection from Nairobi to Hwange. However, you can take the taxi to Nairobi airport, fly to Livingstone, then take the drive to Hwange. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Nairobi airport, fly to Victoria Falls, then take the taxi to Hwange.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,600
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Corporation
Phone
+255 800 11 0042
Website
trc.co.tz
Train from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Schedules at
trc.co.tz
3rd Class (sitting)
$8
2nd Class
$12
2nd Class ( sleeping)
$19
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
28h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$11 - $17
Express
$14 - $21
Train from Nakonde to New Kapiri Mposhi
Ave. Duration
16h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$7 - $11
Express
$9 - $14
Zambia Railways
Phone
+260-215-227000
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Kabwe to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
Bus operators
Darlux Co. Ltd
Phone
+255 744 666 643
Email
info@darlux.co.tz
Bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
darlux-booking-and-parcels-office.business.site
Normal
$27 - $40
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
darlux-booking-and-parcels-office.business.site
Juldan Motors
Phone
+260 211 247 683
Email
info@juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Mazhandu Family Bus Service
Phone
+260 977794889
Bus from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Phone
+254 203 555 780
Email
info@marangushuttles.com
Website
marangushuttles.com
Shuttle from Nairobi to Namanga
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Other operators
Taxi from Victoria Falls to Hwange
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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