Sep 11

KisiiOnline::Nairobi City Matatu Route Numbers and Description. | Kenya | Safari

The following is a summary table for Nairobi route numbers and description

Matatu Route number Destination Route description
23 Westlands,Kinoo,Uthiru,Kabete Boarding at Odeon cinema at Tom Mboya Street, matatus pass through Nairobi –Nakuru highway.
118/119 Lower Kabete,KIA,University of Nairobi(School of Business), Wangige, ParklandsWestlands. Boarding at Koja, matatu passes through Westlands and Lower Kabete road.
58 Buruburu, Boarding at opposite National Archives, Tom Mboya street matatus passes through Jogoo road.
19/60 Kayole,Komarock Boarding at bus station/Jack n Jill matatu passes through Jogoo road via New Donholm
106 Parklands Boarding at Koja roundabout, matatu passes via Ngara
35/60 Umoja 1/2 and Innercore,Dohnolm,Tena Boarding at Ronald Ngala street(Tusker), matatu passes through Jogoo road
7C Kenyatta hospital,community,Upper hill Boarding at Kencom, matatu passes through Ngong road
33 Embakasi, Tasia, Pipeline Boarding at opposite National Archives, matatus passes through Jogoo road/ Mombasa road
24 Karen Boarding at Kencom, matatu passes through  Ngong road
56 Lavington Boarding at Kencom, matatu passes through Ngong road
46 Hurlingham Boarding at Kencom, matatu passes through  Ngong road
11 South B Boarding at bus station, matatu passes through Nyayo Stadium
14A/B Nairobi  west,Strathmore University Boarding at bus station, matatu passes through Nyayo stadium
34 JKIA,Mombasa road Boarding at Ambassador, matatu passes through Mombasa road
44 Githurai, Mwiki,Zimmerman,Pangani,Muthaiga roundabout Boarding at Ronald Ngala,matatu pass through Thika road
9 Eastleigh Boarding at Tuskys  Bebabeba supermarket, Tom Mboya street, matatu passes through Ngara
100 Kiambu, Runda, Ridgeways,Muthaiga roundabout,pangani Boarding at Jack n Jill junction
45 Kenyatta university, Thika,Pangani,KCA University,USIU  University,Juja Boarding at Ronald Ngala Street, matatu passes through Thika road.
14 Langata,Wilson Airport Boarding at Bus Station behind Afya Centre,matatu passes through Nyayo stadium
108 UNEP Headquarters , Gachie Opposite Tusky’s ChapChap Supermarket, Tom Mboya Street
106 Village Market, Banana Koja matatu terminus.

We have tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible but if you feel there is something that should be added, you can comment on this post. Matatus can sometimes pass through other roads and estates other than the ones stated above , especially during rush hours and heavy traffic jams i.e. they will use multiple access roads, streets, lanes to beat traffic.

You can access most of these routes by using commuter buses like Double M Connections, Kenya Bus Services, City hoppa buses or individual matatus with fancy names like Dust, Swagga, Badabing, Ferrari among many others.

Alternatively if you are not comfortable with using public transport, you can use a taxi or hire a vehicle.

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Sep 10

Kisii Connect | How to get to Nairobi City from Kisii town

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is located about 375Km from Kisii Town. Accessing Nairobi from Kisii is an easy affair given the large number of public transport vehicles and shuttles serving the busy route i.e. if you plan on using public transport. Most vehicles are easily accessed at the Kisii bus park with most companies having booking offices at the bus stage buildings. You can use buses, common ones being Nyamira Express, Otange Coach, Daima Connections, Easy Coach and Transline. Fare prices will vary across the companies normally ranging anything between Ksh 600 to Ksh 1000/=.Apart from the buses there are many smaller 9 or 14-seater shuttles plying the route like Nyamira Shuttle, Nyanza shuttle, Premium Travelers. The main advantage of these shuttles is their express mode of travel i.e. they don’t make stopovers in other bus stops along the way to pick passengers like most buses, though their fares are slightly higher.The fares also tend to go up in high seasons like holidays and school opening/closing seasons. Like many other Kenyan Towns, Nairobi city can be accessed using multiple roads: Route 1: Kisii-Kaplong-Bomet-Narok- Nairobi This is the most common route used by public transport vehicles main reason being it is shorter than other routes making it an economical route. The road is accessible via Kisii through the following towns and shopping centres along its way: Kegati, Keumbu, Keroka, Metamaywa, Sotik, Kaplong in that order. A key point in this route is the Kaplong junction located a few Kilometers from Sotik Town. At the junction you will access the Bomet – Narok highway. You can proceed further to Bomet, Narok and other smaller shopping centres. The road is fairly straight forward with no major diversions or junctions. The road further links ups with the Nakuru-Nairobi highway at Mai Mahiu. Route 2: Kisii-Kericho-Nakuru Road This option follows the same route as the above route but does not divert at the Kaplong junction, you proceed to Kericho, then to Total Junction (At this Junction you can also proceed to Eldoret), Salgaa , Nakuru, Gilgil, Naivasha, Limuru Route 3: Kisii-Nyamira-Kericho-Nakuru-Nairobi This option uses the Kisii – Nyamira road but branches off at the Konate Junction. The road proceeds further to the Ngoina road which joins the Kericho-Sotik highway. From here you can proceed to Kericho and follow the route as option 2.Some shopping centres you will pass on this road before the Kericho-Sotik highway include Getare , Omogonchoro, Tombe ,Ikonge, Kebirigo, Roret not in order.

To avoid the hustles and bustles of public transport you can hire a vehicle to or From Kisii. Another option might be to board a local flight to Kisumu airport from Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi then you can hire a car from Kisumu airport to Kisii or other places in Western or Nyanza province.

If you are traveling or not familiar with the road transport system in Nairobi there is a helpful chart here with Nairobi Matatu route numbers, a handy guide to navigating the city’s estates and roads.

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