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How to Travel Between Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda by Bus

Traveling between Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda by bus is pretty straightforward. One bus takes you all the way. No transfers are required. The trip takes 12-14 hours. Day and night buses are available. In this guide, I outline buying tickets, pricing, bus schedules, ticketing office locations, luggage, safety, and more. I will also explain …

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How to Visit Beautiful Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s Great Lakes of the Rift Valley. It lies in a beautiful region on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This guide explains how to visit beautiful Lake Kivu, Rwanda. I outline how to get there, things to do, costs, accommodation, safety, and more. When …

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Is Africa Safe? Avoiding Crime, Disease, Injury, and Scams

After announcing to my friends and family that I was heading off to travel across Africa, many of them asked me: Is Africa Safe? In this article, I answer that question in a rational and honest way. I’ll also give some useful safety tips to help you avoid crime, disease, injury, and scams while traveling …

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How to Visit Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi is a breathtakingly beautiful freshwater lake located in southwestern Uganda near the Rwanda border. This article explains, step-by-step, how to visit beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. I’ll explain transportation, things to do, safety, accommodation, and more. Lake Bunyonyi is an incredibly friendly and easy place to visit on your own. No tour is required. …

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How to Visit Kibera Slum For Free Without a Tour

Several companies sell tours of Kibera for around $30 per person. You can easily visit the slum independently for free. No guide is necessary. This guide explains, step-by-step, how to tour Kibera slum for free. It includes info on transportation, safety, things to do, and more.  A Bit of Info About Kibera Kibera is a …

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