On a random day in February, I was unexpectedly offered the opportunity to visit Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. I had not been to Addis since I was a teen, and frankly, I knew I would have a great time visiting this historically rich city for more reasons than one (and yes, by that, I am referring to my much-written-about love for Ethiopian food 🙂 ). Once my travel party had confirmed its plans in terms of number of travelers and dates, we quickly set off to make travel arrangements. The obvious airline to use from Dar es Salaam … Continue reading Kenya Airways: The Pride of Africa
Hi, everyone. How are you today? I hope all is well in your respective corners of the world. For me, all is good, though I need to rave about a book, or should I say a series of books, that never fails to come in handy especially when I’m traveling. Allow me to start at the beginning. Planning a Budget Trip to Kenya’s Coast Three years ago, I wanted to take my then-boyfriend traveling for his birthday. He was turning 27 and, believe it or not, had never seen the ocean. He was Ugandan, born and raised, and had never been … Continue reading Rough Guides: Kenya, Tanzania, and Beyond
(This is the third part of a 3-part series. Here are Part I and Part II .) In parts I and II of this series, I told you about traveling between Nairobi and Kampala using both Akamba and Scandinavia. In this last post, I’ll tell you about Regional, another bus company that serves this route. In my opinion, Akamba and Scandinavia are by far the superior services. Sometimes, though, when these service providers are fully booked or when the service they provide simply doesn’t meet your need, Regional is a third option to be considered. Before I tell you anything … Continue reading Nairobi to Kampala Bus Trip, Part III
(This is the second part of a 3-part series. Here are the links to Part I and Part III .) If you read Part I of this series, then you are already up to speed on Akamba and the services that it offers on the Nairobi-Kampala route. Let’s now move on to discuss Scandinavia, the better of the two remaining services that I plan to discuss.
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