Category Archives: Services

How Many Hours from Kampala to Nairobi by Bus, Akamba Bus & More

  Update: After more than 50 years in operation, Akamba Bus closed its doors in May 2012. Jump to this comment to find out what my current recommendation of bus operator on this route is. If you would like to know “how many hours from Kampala to Nairobi by bus”, “how long does it take from Kampala to Nairobi by bus”, “how many hours from Nairobi to Kampala by bus”, or “how long from Nairobi to Kampala by bus”, you can find that answer here.  This is the first post in a 3-part series. Click here to read parts II and III. Have … Continue reading How Many Hours from Kampala to Nairobi by Bus, Akamba Bus & More

Lost your Nakumatt Smartcard?

I first signed up for Nakumatt’s customer reward scheme in 2003, when it first came out. I was making a big purchase at Nakumatt Mega, when the cashier asked me whether or not I had a Nakumatt Smartcard. Having no clue as to what he was talking about, he told me that a Nakumatt Smartcard was a card that allowed customers to accumulate points with every purchase made at Nakumatt. These points would then one day be redeemable for awards – sort of the way it’s done in a frequent flyer’s program. At the time, I was not much of … Continue reading Lost your Nakumatt Smartcard?

Nakumatt Ukay Complex: Sherlock’s Den & Books First

Some time in late June, I went to the Nakumatt Ukay shopping complex to use the Books First cyber café as I normally do. I hadn’t been there in a while. I found that a lot had changed and that major renovations were under way. Focused on what I was going to do at the Internet café, I did not at first pay much attention to the changes. Instead, I pranced quickly up the stairs to get to my favorite workstation. All seemed normal enough until I realized that my preferred workstation was…gone!

Getting Your Nails Done in Nairobi

If you came to this post after searching for the term “nail salon near me”, then you’re in the right place. In this post, I discuss whether or not it matters where you get your nails done. I also share about a Nairobi salon that gives great services including nail treatments. Keep reading to find out which one.  Sorry gents, this one might be of interest only to the ladies (though I am aware that nowadays some men also take good care of their feet and nails with pedicures and the like)! A Nail Treatment at a Salon Near Me … Continue reading Getting Your Nails Done in Nairobi