Travelling overland to Kilimanjaro

Tanzania has borders with many countries including Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The Burundi border is now open again and is most easily crossed on the venerable old MV Liemba that sails to Kigoma, cutting across the northern corner of Lake Tanganyika from Bujumbura.

Tanzania’s borders with Rwanda, Uganda (most commonly crossed at Mutukula, north-west of Bukoba), Zambia (main crossing Tunduma), Mozambique (Kilambo), Malawi (Songwe River Bridge) and Kenya are all relatively straightforward and served by public buses. Tanzania and Zambia are also linked by express train, running twice weekly between Dar es Salaam and Mbeya.

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