Hi, how far is Lodge from hotel in Diani beach? Thank you Monika
5 hours by minibus which takes you from the hotel
About half a day of driving if you can avoid the heavy traffic.
We did the crossover through Shimba Hills. 3 hours. 1,5 hour on Mombasa Road to Voi. Then about 0,5 hour to Salt Lick.
The road from Mombasa to Voi is crowded and a lot of roadworks are going on. From Voi its smooth new tarmac. But if you start early you should be able to arrive at Taita Hills Lodge for lunch and then go on to Salt Lick.
The roads are not very good so my guess is about 6 hours (it took us something like that I think).
It's not very far (about 200 km) but it takes quite a lot of time to cover this distance. When I was there this July I was travelling with very experienced local driver but even thought we left Tsavo West about 11 AM and reached Diani Sea Lodge about 5 PM. It's because of very poor quality of the roadway to Mombasa (hundreds of trucks, one line in one direction, not safe, some accidents), traffic in Mombasa, time spent on the ferry, etc.
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