08 November 2009



  • Left Malava at about 9:30AM
  • Dropped off in Kakamega to take matatu to Mumias then Busia.
  • Arrive Busia at 12:30PM and wait for 2:30PM Akamba bus
  • Lunch
  • Watch Nigerian films in office until bus arrived at 4PM
  • Depart border at 4:15PM
  • Jinja at 6:15PM to pass over the source of the Nile River (yup, its where it all begins)
  • 8:30PM arrive in Kampala take taxi to Backpackers hostel for the night.


  • Awake at 6:45AM for quick shower and foray into Kampala.
  • Shot around the city on motorcycle taxis, check on bus tickets to Kigali for Thursday, have breakfast at 1000 Cups Coffee House.
  • Noon shoot over to Entebee to have lunch and see Lake Victoria from a different point.
  • Back to Kampala for the afternoon to buy tickets and return to the hostel to relax before taking the bus the next morning to Rwanda.


  • Awake at 7AM for shower and getting ready.
  • Tea for breakfast
  • Bus at 9AM
  • Arrive Rwanda border at 3PM (Rwanda to be continued in the Rwanda post to follow)


  • Cross boarder at 1PM
  • Arrive in Kampala at 6:30PM
  • Motorcycle taxi to Backpackers Hostel
  • Dinner and conversation with Union College fellows before early bed time


  • Awake 5:45AM
  • Bus 7:15AM
  • Arrive in Kabale Noon
  • Malaba before 1PM then cross back into Kenya
  • Hitch a ride with an Austrian man and a Slovokian woman to Webuye
  • Matatu Webuye to Malava
  • Home at 3:30