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Going East – Discovering Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya

I’ve always wanted to go to East Africa, errrr may be not always but about 2 years ago, it got on my list of places to go and I did last December. I’ll be making a number of references to East Africa and by this I mean the 3 countries covered by the East African Tourist Visa namely Rwanda Uganda and Kenya.

I was at East Africa during the Christmas holidays and I totally loved it. I however do not recommend it as prices surge during this period and transportation companies are usually fully booked. My stay in East Africa was short and I couldn’t cover a lot as such I would definitely be headed back.

Rwand Air

The East Africa Tourist Visa set me back a $100 and can be obtained on Arrival for Nigerians in #Kenya but #Uganda and #Rwanda require prior application. The country from which you have obtained or intend to obtain your visa must be your first point of entry. Rwanda was my point of entry for geographical reasons and cost, the flight to Rwanda from Nigeria was the cheapest at about 5hours and One Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira return on Rwand Air.

East Africa Tourist Visa

I applied for my East African Tourist Visa few weeks before my travel date. My travel date was fast approaching, I had bought my ticket but No Visa😰. I finally got my visa three ours after I hassled the Immigration officers on Twitter😆. Application processing should take a minimum of 3days  as indicated on www.migration.gov.rw but could be more.

East Africa

East Africa 2
Travel within the three countries was pretty easy. I went by road and I did not have to pay an extra kobo at the borders upon entry and exit like some other borders I am more familiar with 😉 . East Africa was fun and I cannot really wait to share all the exciting details.

Have you been to East Africa? What country did you get in through. Kindly share. How was the visa

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8 Comments

  • Reply Tamie May 18, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Now, your tweet was funny.
    Looking forward to reading about your trip.

    • AE
      Reply AE May 19, 2018 at 8:54 am

      😂. Can’t wait to share it all

  • Reply Ridwan May 19, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Nice one dear. Thanks for the update about east Africa. A place to try and visit someday

    • AE
      Reply AE May 20, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks for reading Ridwan. It really is and I cant wait to.

  • Reply Olalekan Moses May 19, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I remember applying for same East African Tourist Visa in November, i didn’t get any response until I had to travel regardless. I resolved to point of entry visa which has more limitations as it was Single entry, but it yet suites my itinerary. I entered East Africa through Rwanda, and only visited Kenya as well. I had a short time and couldn’t do a trip to Uganda. East Africa is beautiful, Rwanda is yet my best country to visit… And I would be going back over and over again.

    • AE
      Reply AE May 20, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      The visa authority needs to do a bit on the Visa response timing, I also really love Rwanda but was only in Kigali hence I cant wait to be back there.

  • Reply Patric May 19, 2018 at 10:02 am

    It’s was nice meeting you

    • AE
      Reply AE May 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      :)

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