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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 ...


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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.


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Yes, I have successfully withdrawn USD from KCB in Nairobi a couple of times.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


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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!


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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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