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


The Horo Horo One Stop Border Post (OSBP) is a joint border crossing facility between Tanzania and Kenya, it is one of the busiest border crossings between the two countries. Prior to the opening of the OSBP, it could take up to two days to clear customs at the Horo Horo border crossing, average crossing times are now 30 minutes. Horo Horo OSBP has very good infrastructure housed in a modern building with good facilities, ample parking available and good road network from Tanga. Inspection is conducted by a multiagency team resulting in smooth processing and quick flow of traffic.

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 (65km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Tanzanian Revenue Authority (TRA)

Contact Person

Mwansiti Mustafa Iddi

Officer Incharge

Horohoro Border Post



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport (462 km)

Truck Travel Time: 8h 30 min

Car Travel time:  8h 30min

Nearest Port

Tanga Port (68 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 (68 km)

Truck Travel Time: 1h 30 min

Car Travel time: 1h 30 min

Other Information


The road from Tanga is in very good condition, there is a police checkpoint approximately 3 Kilometre from the border post. 1 Kilometre from the border post are 2 weighing bridges, one on either side of the road. There are No fuel stations along the road, fuel available in Tanga.


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 (OSBP) has an average of daily traffic flow of per day of 40 Trucks, 50 Cars and 6 Passenger busses with an average wait time of 30 minutes. Average daily tonnage of commercial freight passing through Horo Horo OSBP is 1200 Mt. Weighbridges in service 1 Kilometre from the OSBP, maximum permissible axel limit is 56MT for pooling trucks and 50MT for semi-trailer. 

Customs Clearance

Under Single Customs Territory, five Partner States: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda are regarded as one Customs Territory which means only one Customs declaration is made in the Country at which goods are consigned. This requires only one Customs declaration that will be made in Tanzania and applied across EAC. Declaration will be processed in Tanzania and tax payment, or bond guarantee will be made accordingly. The TRA has developed a number of online tools to help businesses comply with customs requirements. These tools include

  • Tanzania Integrated Customs Management System (TANCIS): TANCIS is a web-based system that allows businesses to lodge customs declarations and pay customs duties and taxes online.
  • Tanzania Customs Information Portal (TCIP): The TCIP is a web-based portal that provides businesses with access to information on customs procedures, regulations, and tariffs.

Standard 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 a valid passport to the authority. The fees vary in function of the origin, destination, and the number of axles. Fees (USD per truck) road use USD 10 per 100km per truck of more than 3 axel, if less than 3 axel is USD 6 per 100km. Small vehicles fees are mainly based on the length of the journey in Tanzania.

For more information on customs in Tanzania, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information and 4.1 Government Contact List.



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