Tanzania, United Republic of
2.3.3 Tanzania Border Crossing of Horo Horo (Kenya)


The Horo Horo Border Post has very good infrastructure that involves a one stop centre housed in a  modern building and good road network. The operations takes place over 24/7. There are no seasonal constraints. It has an average of daily capacity of 5,027.68 MT traffic. As a one-stop centre, all clearance process are done under one roof which means shorter transit time and less bureaucracy.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Tanzania: Horo Horo

Kenya: Lunga Lunga

Province or District

Mkinga District

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Tanga (65 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Tanzanian Revenue Authority (TRA)

Contact Person

Mr Zahoro Makame

Horohoro Border Post



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport (365 km)

Truck Travel Time: 8h 30 min

Car Travel time: 8h 30 min

Nearest Port

Tanga Port (69 km)

Truck Travel Time: 1h 30 min

Car Travel time: 1h 30 min

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Tanga (69 km)

Truck Travel Time: 1h 30 min

Car Travel time: 1h 30 min

Other Information

Hours of Operation


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs

National Holidays


Seasonal Constraints


Daily Capacity

The Horo Horo border crossing has an average of daily 30 trucks giving a total of 5,027.68 MT per day. The maximum permissible axel limit is 56MT for pooling trucks and 50MT for semi-trailer.

Customs Clearance

Usual documents are required for the custom clearance including invoice, packing list, permits, and the contract signed between the customer and the clearance agent, if any. The truck driver has to present his passport to the authority. Note that the goods could be subject to examination upon entering country. The fees vary in function of the origin, destination, and the number of axles. For small vehicles, the fees are mainly based on the longer of the journey in Tanzania.

For more information on customs in Tanzania, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.


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