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Destination Date Transportation Time Cost in $ Comment
Asmara Eritrea Massawa Eritrea 03.06.01 Bus 3 Hours 2.30 $ Downhill
Massawa Eritrea Asmara Eritrea 04.06.01 Bus 3.5 Hours 3.00 $

Uphill with .5 hour break. Had pay extra for our bags.  Basically ripping of tourist. Wanted first 5 $

Asmara Eritrea Djibouti, Djibouti 07.06.01 Airplane 1 Hours 290 $

Daallo Airlines 

(Russian Tajik Air Tu-154)

Djibouti,  Djibouti Dire Dawa, Ethipio 08.06.01 Train 12 Hours 43 $

1st Class Train Ticket (5:45 am in the morning)

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 10.06.01  Bus 13 hours 13.25 $

1.4 $ Bags

Government Bus.  Your rear end will hurt, most of the road is not paved yet.

(380 KM)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Bahar Dar, Ethiopia 12.06. - 13.06.01 Bus 13 Hours / 6 Hours 14.5 $

0.88$ Bags

2 Day bus ride overnight in Debre Markos. Most of the way not paved!

(565 KM)

Bahar Dar, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 16.06. - 17.06.01 Bus 8.5 Hours / 7 Hours 14.5 $

1.35$ Bags

2 Day bus ride overnight in Dejen. Most of the way not paved!

(565 KM)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Awasa, Ethiopia 18.06.01 Bus 7 Hours 6 $

(270 KM)

Awasa, Ethiopia Moyale, Ethiopia 19.06. - 20.06.01 Bus 9.5 Hours / 4.5 Hours 11.50 $

 2 Day bus ride overnight in Yabelo.

(520 KM)

Moyale Kenya Isiolo Kenya 21.06. -22.06.01 Cattle Transport Truck 9 Hours / 7 Hours 24 $ 2 day truck ride on a cattle transport on unpaved roads through some of the remotest parts of East Africa 
Isiolo Kenya Nanyuki Kenya 22.06.01 Nissan Minivan 1.5 Hours 3.85 $ Easy ride after taking the truck for 2 days
Chogoria Kenya Nairobi Kenya 27.06.01 Nissan Minivan 3.5 Hours 7.8 $ Matatu
Nairobi Kenya Kampala Uganda 29.06.01 Bus 12 Hours 29.50 $ All day bus
Kampala Uganda Jinja Uganda 01.07.01 Mini Bus 1.15 Hours 2.50 $ Short Trip
Kampala Uganda Butogota Uganda 03.07.01 Bus 10 Hours 18 $ All day bus
Butogota Uganda Bwindi National Park Uganda 03.07.01 Pickup Truck 45 Min. 5 $ Shared with other Travelers (normal price 15 $)
Butogota Uganda Kabale Uganda 06.07.01 Pickup Truck 5 Hours 6.90 $ Small Pickup packed with 22 people + a baby in the back.  Hurt the whole way!
Kabale Uganda Katuna Uganda (border w/Rwanda) 08.07.01 Shared Taxi 35 Min. 1.40 $ 22 Km in Shared Taxi
Katuna Rwanda Kigali Rwanda 08.07.01 Mini Bus 1.5 Hours 4.50 $ 100 KM to Kigali
Kigali Rwanda Gisenye Rwanda 08.07.01 Mini Bus 3.5 Hours 6.20 $ Packed Mini Bus.  Beautiful Landscape
Gisenye Rwanda Kibuye Rwanda 09.07.01 Mini Bus 4 Hours 5.30 $  Unpaved roads most of the way. Packed mini bus.
Kibuye Rwanda Kigali Rwanda 10.07.01 Mini Bus 2.5 Hours 5.35 $
Kigali Rwanda Rusumo Rwanda (border w/Tanzania) 10.07.01 Mini Bus 3 Hours 8.0 $
Rusumo Tanzania Ngara Tanzania 10.07.01 Shared Taxi 30 Min. 3.50 $
Ngara Tanzania Mwanza Tanzania 11.07.01 Bus 5 Hours 18.80 $ Direct Service twice a  Week (Wednesday /Sunday)

Mwanza Tanzania

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

12.07.01 - 13.07.01

Bus

2 Day

12 Hours / 11 Hours

45 $

2 Day Bus trip

first half on real bumpy roads.  You can sleep in the bus on the stop in Singida.

Dar es Salaam Tanzania Stone Town Zanzibar Tanzania 14.07.01 Ferry 3 Hours 50 $ Flying Horse Ferry, price includes 10 departure port tax.
Stone Town Zanzibar Tanzania Dar es Salaam Tanzania 18.07.01 Ferry 8 Hours 50 $ Overnight Ferry leaves at 10 PM
Dar es Salaam Tanzania Mbeya Tanzania 19.07.01 "Luxury" Bus 11 Hours 27.30 $ Luxury bus compared to what we have been taken. 2 seats in each row, and no one standing.  Was a nice change!
Mbeya Tanzania Songwe Tanzania (border w/Malawi) 20.07.01 Bus 3.5 Hours 6.85 $ Do some hard bargaining
Songwe Malawi Karonga Malawi 20.07.01 Minibus 1 Hour 2.20 $ Picks you up after you go through the border crossing
Karonga Malawi Mzuzu Malawi 20.07.01 "Country" Bus 7 Hours 7.70 $ Stops everywhere, every 5 minutes, so enjoy
Mzuzu Malawi Nkhata Bay Malawi 21.07.01 Minibus 1 Hour 2.50 $ Leaving all day
Nkhata Bay Malawi Mzuzu Malawi 22.07.01 Minibus 1 Hour 2.50 $ Leaving all day
Mzuzu Malawi Lilongwe Malawi 22.07.01 Small Bus 6 Hours 13.15 $ Make sure you get a good seat, we did not!
Lilongwe Malawi Chipata Zambia 23.07.01 Bus 3.5 Hours (1 hour filling Petrol & Border crossing) 8.25 $ Leaves 3 times a week Malawi - Lusaka (stops in Chipata) Mon,Wen,Sat.

Chipata Zambia

Mfuwe Zambia (Flatdogs)

23.07.01

Small Bus

5 Hours

17.75 $

Chipata - Mfuwe 14 $ 

Mfuwe - Flatdogs 3.75 $

 

Travelers pay more than locals, watch out.  We had arguments with the bus driver. Bargain hard,  we were too soft. Sit in font seats if possible, hard bumpy road most of the way.  Normal price to Mfuwe is 19000 + luggage!! 

Mfuwe Zambia Chipata Zambia 27.07.01 Overland Truck 4 Hours 0 $

Hitched a ride

Thanks!

Chipata Zambia Lusaka Zambia 27.07.01 Bus 11 Hours 16.90 $ Crowded packed bus from Malawi to Lusaka
Lusaka Zambia Livingstone Zambia 28.07.01 Luxury "Coach" Bus 5.5 Hours 21.20 $ Very comfortable luxury bus, does not stop very often. 
Livingstone Zambia Kasangula Zambia 30.07.01 Mini Bus 1 Hour 5.80 $ Front seats
Kasangula Botswana Ngoma Botswana 30.07.01 Mini Bus 1.5 Hours 8.00 $ via Kasane
Ngoma Namibia Katima Mulilo Namibia 30.07.01 Priv. Pickup Truck 30 Min. 0 $ nice guy gave us a lift
Katima Mulilo Namibia Divundu Namibia 31.07.01 Truck 5.5 Hours 0 $ 2 truck drivers gave us a lift
Divundu Namibia Mohembo Namibia 01.08.01 Pickup 20 Min 2.25 $ hitch a ride outside campsite
Shakawe Botswana Sepupa Botswana 01.08.01 Bus 1 Hour 2.40 $
Sepupa Botswana Seronga Botswana 01.08.01 Mokoro 2 Hours 7.00 $ Beautiful ride on the Okavango River
Seronga Botswana Sepupa Botswana 03.08.01 Mokoro 1.5 Hours 8.50 $
Sepupa Botswana Maun Botswana 03.08.01 Bus 5 Hours 8.35 $ Came 7 hours late
Maun Botswana Ghanzi Botswana 05.08.01 Small Bus 3.5 Hours 10.4 $ sometimes just does not show up.
Ghanzi Botswana Mamuno 05.08.01 Bus 3.5 Hour 6.60 $ Stops everywhere along the way.  Nice bus driver
Buitekop Namibia Windhoek Namibia 06.08.01 Truck "New" 3.5 Hours 0 $ Hitched a ride. Got lucky.  Nice Guy.  Free ride.
Windhoek Namibia Etosha NP (Tsumeb) Namibia 08.08.01 Car Rental 5.5 Hours Paved Roads the whole way
Etosha NP Namibia Swakopsmund / Walvis Bay Namibia  10.08.01 Car Rental 6 Hours Paved Roads the whole way
Walvis Bay Namibia Sossusvlei Namibia 11.08.01 Car Rental 4 Hours Unpaved Roads the whole way.  Except in National Park Sossusvlei.
Sossusvlei Namibia Maltahoehe Namibia 11.08.01 Car Rental 2 Hours Unpaved Roads the whole way. 
Maltahoehe Namibia Windhoek Namibia 12.08.01 Car Rental 3.5 Hours 264 $ Cost include 4 day car (Hyundai) rental and Petrol for 2900 KM Driven.
Windhoek Namibia Cape Town South Africa 12.08. - 13.08.01 Luxury Bus 20 Hours 88.7 $ Intercape Mainlander.  Showed two Films, Free coffee and tea
Cape Town South Africa Cape of Good Hope South Africa 18.08.01 Car Rental 1 Hour
Cape of Good Hope South Africa Hermanus South Africa 18.08.01 Car Rental 2 Hours
Hermanus South Africa Cape Agulhas South Africa 19.08.01 Car Rental 1 Hour
Cape Agulhas South Africa Mossel Bay South Africa 19.08.01 Car Rental 3 Hours
Mossel Bay South Africa Cintsa South Africa (via Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Jefferys Bay) 20.08.01 Car Rental 10 Hours including stops and lunch break
Cintsa South Africa Underberg (Sani Pass) South Africa 21.08.01 Car Rental 8 Hours including food shopping
Underberg (Sani Pass) South Africa Nelspruit South Africa 24.08.01 Car Rental 8 Hours
Klaserie  South Africa (Kruger NP) Kempton Park (Johannesburg) South Africa 26.08.01 Car Rental 5 Hours 327 $ Price includes Car Rental / Petrol / Road Tolls + Drop off fee
Johannesburg South Africa Bombay India (via Nairobi Kenya) 28.08.01 Airplane

3.5 Hours / 6 Hours

= 9.5 Hours

630 $ Kenyan Airlines. 
 

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