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Yes, I have successfully withdrawn USD from KCB in Nairobi a couple of times. Here is the location I have done this: http://goo.gl/maps/fvojb
The Uganda railways has not operated for transporting people since the early 1990s. The only exception has been a train that connected Nairobi and Kampala on a once-off trip for an international qualifier for the World Cup Soccer in 2010. The Kampala train station, though, has been kept in shape and, if you show up at the right time and talk to the right ...
Flight to Nairobi, Kenya: Most likely, your daughter will go through customs in Nairobi. Flight to Atlanta, USA: Your daughter will go through customs in Washington Dulles. She will have to get her luggage in Washington Dulles (the port of entry to the US), go through customs, then re-check her luggage.
It seems that it depends if your friend want to get close to the mountain itself. It may be possible to get there overday from Nairobi to get som distant glimpses but it does not seem viable to go back and forth and do some climbing. This is also confirmed by a thread at kenya-advisor.com. There are several companies that arrange trips to the mount kenya and ...
It is not possible to climb Mt. Kenya in one day. The usual route is 3days. Also cars are not allowed in the whole park. What you could do is driving to the entrance and than walk to one of the huts at, let's say 3500meters. So it is definitely a several day long trip... But it's worth it. I went to Mt. Kenya from Sandai Farm. They organizided everything. ...
There is rumor that there is at least one ATM with an USD cash option: I found one KCB ATM (across from main post office in Nairobi) which gives you the choice to withdraw in KSH or US dollars. Source: Lonely Planet Drop a line here if you could confirm it!
When you check in at the airport, your luggage will be tagged with its final destination, insofar as the original airline is concerned. If they can check it through all the way to Nairobi (as you will want to do), then your daughter won't have to touch her luggage again until she gets there. In Dubai, there are usually agreements by which luggage can be ...
Your options are by air or by bus. A taxi from Nairobi to the border, and a new taxi from the border to Arusha is of course also an option, but it will not come cheap. As mentioned in the answer from @Carl you will have several options for bus companies at around $20. The pick-up for some companies are at the different hotels. The bus will take you to the ...
At Busbud.com we sell tickets to travelers for Dar Express and some of the other local bus companies from around USD$19. The trip is around 5 hours. A couple days advanced booking is required for online purchase. Traveling in Kenya and Tanzania is generally very safe. Unfortunately there is some heightened risked compared to wealthier countries in regards ...
Based on the information you've given, it's impossible to tell for sure. But, if your daughter's journey is booked on one ticket, and given the nature of Dulles and Dubai, most likely the luggage will be checked through all the way. You could contact the ticket issuer or airline to be sure, or you'll have to wait until checkin and confirm then.
So this has been an issue for quite a while. Fortunately here is a local who withdraws USDs from local ATM every week. FYI I use a Bank of America ATM KCB University way ATM @ Anniversary towers (1 machine) KCB Kipande House ATM (1 machine) KCB Kencom ATM (2 machines) Bienividos Kenya!
Difficult to know if you will get a visa. Your position is less than ideal but we can't predict exactly what will happen. Regarding the supporting documents, you need to establish three things: What the purpose of the trip is (that's what the letter of invitation is for) That you have sufficient “means of subsistence” for your stay and to return to your ...
Most park entrances are only open during daylight hours (6am to 6pm), so entering after hours might be considered a violation of park rules. I didn't pay attention to signs along the roads when last there (too busy looking for wildlife while my driver did the navigation), so can't say how well signposted the routes are within the park. But that could be a ...
I did this by bus, and it was very scenic and enjoyable. Long-distance buses are comfortable and have storage for luggage. You can buy tickets in advance. Safety and duration were what you would expect for a bus in the third world traveling that distance. The only part where I had problems was at the border crossing, where I had some hassles because I was ...
As of January 2015: Lounge = no, basic refreshments = yes There are two pertinent BAEC FlyerTalk threads covering this: Replacement BA Lounge at NBO??? BA Nairobi Lounge Update? Based on that, until the new terminal building is finished at some point in the next year, there is no lounge that BA is using. (BA aren't using the Swissport one). On arriving ...
This is a non-definitive answer with some guides as to where to learn more. From what I have found "on web" it sounds like there is probably not a direct passenger ferry service, there may be a long duration 2 leg service via Kampala and the trip by bus or other road vehicle is liable to be a viable alternative. I have a friend who visits the greater ...
There is no international ferry operating on lake Victoria, scheduled or otherwise. There is a scheduled ferry between Mwanza and Bukoba, both in Tanzania. It is possible, however, to travel from, specifically, Kampala to Mwanza, by boat. But, this basically requires going to the port and asking around for a berth on one of the cargo ships. I've not heard ...
I have no reliable information, but I'll post this anyway as an answer until someone finds reliable sources. The traditional Lake Victoria ferries were discontinued in the mid-2000s after a series of accidents. The Ugandan government announced that it would bring in a replacement service but nothing came of that. Earthwise operates one ferry out of Uganda ...
There are no scheduled ferries between countries bordering lake Victoria. The only scheduled ferry runs between Mwanza and Bukoba, both in Tanzania. Occasionally, boats to travel from one country to the next and you can hitch a ride, if you speak to the right people and offer the right amount.
The website would seem to imply it's one bag with a maximum weight of 23 kg. You can apparently take two bags but you would then be charged $200 extra.
I have successful withdraw US $1000 from KCB ATM at the mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
I couldn't find any, but according to @shnozolla response there is one. Anyway you can get USD from banks or exchange offices in Nairobi.
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