There’s no better way to see a country than travelling through it. In fact, the only way to truly know a nation is to travel through it. I’ve been doing this ever since Esaja began and have done everything from joining Tanzanian Cops on a Patrol in Mbeya to eating Nshima with a local family in Lusaka. No amount of economic data can capture the magic of moving around a nation, speaking to locals and sharing their experiences, hopes and aspirations. More importantly, travelling through border posts and highways reveals a nation’s infrastructure and progress in a profound way. It was in this explorer’s spirit that I embarked on a journey of more than 1500km from Kigali (Rwanda) through to Kampala (Uganda) and finally reaching Nairobi (Kenya). This region is truly the heart of East Africa. The agenda was a series of meetings I had in Kenya’s capital. Here are a few kodak moments from the journey:
Kigali – Kampala (Through Gatuna Border Post)
Efficiency is a word Rwanda’s keen to own so everything on the Rwanda side from the bus station to border controls & roads is just smooth.
Uganda – Kenya ( Through Busia Border)
Kenya Border To Nairobi
The Nairobi Hustle