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Bus from Nairobi to Arusha?

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We (21yo woman and 22yo man) are flying into Nairobi on 24th Jan, and are hoping to catch a bus straight down to Arusha in Tanzania. I'd assumed that this would be fairly straightforward (have visited this region before and have family in Arusha) but according to my government's travel advisory website this border crossing is known for banditry? Is this true, or is it the SmartTraveler website being its usual pessimistic self?

What would be the easiest way to do this? How long does this trip take? Is it better to take a public bus or a private minivan? How much is it likely to cost?

As an aside, how safe is Nairobi? I have visited before (in 2005) and don't recall it striking me as an unsafe place, but I appreciate the situation may have changed.

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