For years the hardy few travellers who passed through Moyale had to endure some truly nasty accommodation. While 99% of lodgings on both sides of the border maintain this tradition, Al-Yusra Hotel seems keen to break the mould.

Be aware that prostitution is almost unavoidable in Moyale – most cheap hotels and bars double as brothels.

Accommodation on the Ethiopian side is generally of a (slightly) higher standard.