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Eldoret sits in the west of Kenya, a gateway between Nairobi and Uganda.




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Getting There

By Bus

There are multiple buses per day between Nairobi and Eldoret, including those offered by Easycoach costing KSh950 (April 2009) and taking about 6 hours.
There are multiple buses per day between Eldoret and Kampala, including those offered by Kampala Coach costing KSh1,500 (April 2009) and taking about 6.5 hours. You won't get a good FX rate at the border so only change the minimum. The toilets at the border cost KSh200 (April 2009) though the janitor will try to charge what he thinks he can get away with. Kampala Coach drops off at several points in Kampala, so make sure you find the one closest to your intended accommodation.






  • Mahindi Hotel - +254 202031520. This hotel is on the main street. A double room should cost KSh600 (June 2009) but the check-in time is 4:30PM (!), check-out 10:00AM, and there's no hot water.



Keep Connected


As far as communication technology is concerned, Kenya has gone through a tremendous modernization. Nowadays visitors to Kenya can carry their portable digital devices, ease of use is guaranteed with the advent of wireless (hot spots) environments within upmarket tourisms resorts. In some restaurants, a cup of coffee can allow you the use of the free hot spot for your laptop. However in most places the bandwidth is severely limited. Internet cafés are common throughout Kenya and usually offer decent link quality. Expect prices around 1KSh per minute. Most cyber cafes now charge 0.5KES per minute.


See also International Telephone Calls

Kenya boosts a number of good mobile phone operators like Zain, Safaricom, Orange, Yu and Telekom. Roaming is easy with most European contract mobile phone tariff plans. Prices can be high though, so try and get a local SIM card or avoid data roaming.


The National Postal Company offers services throughout the country and abroad. Prices are reasonably but services, although better than in the past, are still not very good. It is pretty slow and not always reliable. If you want to send a package, you'd better use international companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are not much more expensive yet reliable and fast.


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