Border crossing: Uganda to Kenya
No. of officials: 5
Building: 2 buildings for Uganda exit, 3 buildings for Kenya entry
Time taken: 1 hour 20 minutes
Other: Ugandan Customs is reached first and then Immigration which were all simple and passed without incident. The Kenyan side was a little more complicated. We had to pay for our visas ($50 each) – we were expecting that but interestingly they did not accept any dollars with even a millimetre of a tear in them – they said the bank wouldn’t accept them! So the notes had to be post 2004 and without any tear – in fact, preferably completely new. He threw the money back at us and said “I don’t accept this, it is not good enough” – so we had to delve further into our dwindling supplies of dollars to find some “perfect” dollars! After a quick customs check and a police check, we were in.
Hassle factor: 5/10
Days in Uganda: 8 (not including the first Southern stint!)
Days in Africa: 91