Bus 34 Nairobi Kenya Airport

Bus 34 Nairobi Kenya Airport
I am flying to BKK Bangkok, Thailand whoopee, no Macho crap for a month or two.

I am doing my best to avoid the big cities on planet Earth, to me there is little redeeming value unless you are a millionaire on an unlimited budget. I am predicting that as time passes tourist will learn there is no substantial reason to even sleep in large airport cities and will book their trip all the way to the final destinations 90 percent instead of the 10 percent of the time now.

Maybe they can insert a section in Guidebooks,
“Quick Escape Routes from Cities.”

Bus 34, goes to the Ambassador Hotel in Nairobi for 50 Shillings, then very easily you can take Moline Prestige Vans about two blocks away for 350 Shillings to Nakuru and skip Nairobi.

What would you skip? Gorgeous women, traffic jams and people constantly warning you that Nairobi is dangerous.

A person needs to take a taxi if they arrive at night, the cost should be between 1000 and 2000 Shillings, 15-30 Dollars and an exorbitant amount of money for a poor country, the same ride in Bangkok would cost me about 200 Baht or 6 Dollars.

Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa
Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Bus 34, stops at one end of the circle drive of Airport and goes to the Ambassador Hotel towards the center of Nairobi.

I asked a woman behind me on the bus,
“If I flew back into Nairobi could I take bus 34 back to the Ambassador Hotel?”
She said,
“You should take a taxi.”
I asked,
“Doesn’t the bus go back to the Ambassador Hotel?”
She says,
“Why can’t I take the bus back to the Hotel?”
Then she got more intuitive and said,
“It is dangerous for you to take at night.”

Long story, however anyone and everyone say Nairobi is dangerous during the night and a person should not walk. It is rather sad, the area around the Ambassador Hotel is beautiful, landscaped boulevard and the road out of the city to Nakuru is perfect.

It took me 2 hours to go the 90 miles from Nakuru, this normally would have taken about 4 hours, however the Bus was good and I lucked out and found the 10 passenger no stop Moline Prestige Van. However, as normal it was too stupid for words, they told me there was a van at 5:30, and however it did not leave until 6:30. I was also told the traffic jam would take make it a two hour trip to the Airport.

Jam is on everyone lips, they told me often, the Travel Agent said I had to leave at 6:00 am to get to the airport by 1:00, however I am not here at 10:00 and have a five hour wait for the plane. Trust me, I do not care, I do not miss planes just to save an hour or two of waiting, I error on the side of caution.

Try to imagine how much time is involved, lost or wasted when a person misses a plane.

Bus 34 Nairobi Kenya Airport


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Um, if you, and I e, avoid large cities, then why are you going to Bangkok?

When I visited Nairobi last year, I took bus 34 from downtown to the airport. Of course, the thing breaks down about three miles outside the city. Into a horrible industrial slum area. Im the only white guy for miles, everybody is speaking Swahili and have my backpack and have no idea whats going on and how I will get to my flight on time. Then somebody tells me theyre sending another bus. It came and I arrived without incident. Still arrived about three hours early, I always plan for trouble when going to the airport.

Have fun and be safe in Bangkok - one of my very favorite cities on the planet.


Looking forward to reading about your adventures in Thailand.

why not go to pattaya then, so much nicer and relaxed than busy bangkok

In the past I needed to stop in big cities like Bangkok to use Internet, to learn how the country worked, to talk with other travelers to learn how to travel in the country. With the Data Plan from Verizon I can bypass the bigger cities.

Thailand is one of the safest places on the planet, while Nairobi, Kenya is one the most dangerous, there is NO rule that will not be violated. I may very well meet someone from Nairobi and stop there, these are generalizations and there are always exceptions to generalizations and stereotypes.

My name is Koch,
I wanted to exprience Kenya in Budget, but taking bus from Nairobi city to the airport didnt come to
my Mind .I decided to enquire a budget hotel and they picked me
from the aiport with a cost us$ 30, since we were two people its was okay.
I would like to recommend Blue springs hotel located 8 km from the busy Nairobi city.
We spend my last days before chrismas in this hotel and everything was more than we expected.
The rooms are quiet and very clean.The water is available anytime of the day and nights.
The food was excellent.
More important,we managed to get to our safari destinations from this hotel with easy as the traffic is well controlled.
Everything regarding safari was arranged from this blue spring hotel and they have all qualities safaris you might be looking for.
We would highly recommend them for accomodation, transfer from the airport as well as safari arrangements.
With regards

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