If there is one best decision that you can ever took to make your life so happy, then a trip across East Africa ought be one of them. Whether you go to a bordering country or make around across the rift valley area, there is so much to see and you definitely don’t want to miss out.
Traveling has completely changed my life. It has opened up my eyes to so many different, beautiful and amazing things that I would have never seen if I hadn’t ventured into it.
I know that it can be scary to take your first East African trip, and it requires a lot of preparation. But, don’t worry! It’s easier than you might think.
Here’s everything that you need to know about traveling EastAfrica!
Apply for Travel Documents
When you are planning interstate travels, your passport is your most prized possession. Your number one goal is to keep that little blue book safe and ready to go.
If you need a new passport, plan well in advance. For East African citizens like me, there surely is no need to have a visa as we are both in the East Africa Community. As of 2016, even South Sudan was a part of the AEAC making travels across the East African region rather very simple.
Research Your Dream Destination
Not sure where to go? Worry not! At Travel East Africa, we ensure that your dream trip is fully planned with the most sophistication and professionalism. Myself and the team, have travelled across the entire region in an adventurous manner, which makes us the most and best sought after team to guide your travels. By using a Bus to travel, we have rubbed shoulders with the highs and lows of this industry. Just remember, there are so many amazing places in East Africa, so keep your eyes open.
Don’t be afraid to get off the beaten path.
If a place catches your eye, start researching. Read about other travelers’ experiences and droll over their pics. It won’t take long for you to have a must-visit list that’s a mile long.
Consider Your Budget
Plan an Itinerary
Decide how long you can travel and which areas you want to see.
Book Your Bus
The person sitting next to you may very well have paid double for their bus tickets. Or worse yet, your seat mate might have paid half the price you did! Not all bus companies charge equal so do your homework before you hand over your hard-earned cash. UgaBus offers you the best platform to search buses, compare prices and make a booking online.
Book Your Accommodation
Depending on your location, you might not need reservations. I would always recommend booking at least the first night but you can leave the rest of the nights open if you’d prefer. If you’re in a city like Kampala, it’s usually very easy to find the perfect spot to spend the night.
I’ve met so many people who have their dream trip completely planned but are always waiting for a better time to go. It’s time to get moving, guys. There will always be distractions so just GO!
I promise you, you’ll never regret it.
The more you see of the world, the less scary it is. Formerly distant, mysterious places can quickly start to feel like a second home. As long as you keep your head on straight and do a bit of research, you can safely navigate anywhere.