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traveling from nairobi to johannesburg

by haribaldev

Is there a bus or train that goes from Nairobi to johannesburg. I would love to travel with the locals and see the real country. I am going to be traveling in november. I am also looking for a place to do some volunteer work while I am there. I am a backpacker so I cannot afford to pay to volunteer. Appreciate any assistance that you can give. Thank you

Re: traveling from nairobi to johannesburg


it is possible to travel by bus or train,by bus from Nairobi to Dar es salaam,then exchange to Lusaka ,from there a direct bus to South Africa.
By train,you will have to travel by bus to Dar es salaam,Then board train(TAZARA)to Lusaka(Zambia) and change another train though takes longer time.About volunteering,can arrange on arrival on any country.Thanx

Re: traveling from nairobi to johannesburg

by tembofan

Bear in mind that to do volunteer work in Kenya you need a work permit (even for unpaid work). Some people do work without one but risk deportation. List of visas are on the Kenya High Commission website + fees of course!

Travel Tips for Nairobi

Traffic Police on the Highways!

by greekcypriot

Very often you can see Policemen at the side of the roads.
We have a Jeep 4 X 4 and our local driver tells us that Police wants to be bribbed but not from big cars like ours!
They always stop smaller cars, and ask for money. They can ask for any amount they wish.
They will never stop you if you have a big car.
Also we were curious why he was washing the car every morning, and we were told that Cars that are clean are never stopped as well.

Get aware that the...

by topix

Get aware that the architecture of the buildings in the city centre represents a wide variety of historical and ethnic origins. Just look around and you will find details that remind you of places somewhere else in the world.

Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri

by fishandchips

The Mau Mau revolution is one of the liberation of Kenya from the British. The Mau Mau war started early 1952 through the early 1960’s resulting in the independence of Kenya in 1963. Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi, the Mau Mau’s military commander was one of the main leaders of the Mau Mau and he is imortalised in statue in central Nairobi.

He was put on trial as a “terrorist leader” and sentenced Kimathi to death. On 18 February 1957 Dedan Kimathi was executed by lynching at the Kamiti Prison in Kenya. Kimathi is credited with the phrase “To die for one’s country is to live forever”.

You can see the statue on Kimathi Street. Its foundation stone was laid in December 11, 2006 and completed in 2007, 50 years after his death. It includes the quote 'it is better to die on our feet than live on our knees for fear of colonial rule' also created to Kimathi.


by SirRichard

This 'scottish' appareance blankets are very typicall from masai people. Although it seems rather strange to wear blanquets in the Equator, nights here can be cold and they are nomads after all... You'll find this blankets everywhere to buy as souvenirs.

Kibera - this is Goma

by croisbeauty

We started our tour at Goma, part of Kibera which is situated closest to Nairobi. Goma is very well connecetd to Nairobi, by number of local bus liners and by hundreds of matatus, day and night. It is not advisable visiting Kibera after dark, even locals who do not live here avoiding it.
Although sunny day, the whole area was still very muddy after the rain falling all night long. I had to walk very carefuly because the paths (locals call them streets), were slippery. Walking there was the same as walking over the ice in a normal city shoes.
There is railway-truck, in the middle of Goma, which looks like being out of use. Many shop-holders use it to expose their goods right in the middle of it (see my pic) while locals walk over it because is isn't slippery like paths are. Those who cannot afford matatu or bus, follow this railway-truck to get Nairobi by foot. Anyway, the truck is still in use, train passed over when I was there.


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