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Uganda-Kenya visa at the land board
Posted December 8th, 2012 - 7:26 am by from Zermatt, Switzerland (Permalink)
Hello couchsurfing friends,

I hope somebody could answer my question regarding border crossing from Uganda to Kenya. Look, I have Ugandan visa and I want to cross to Kenya, can I use the same visa or do I need to get a new one? Also, is it possible to get it (If necessary) at the land border crossing with an overnight bus or I need to get in advance in Kampala?
Hope somebody has some experience with land crossing, cuz for me it looks a bit scary chahcha.

Have a nice weekend :)

Posted December 8th, 2012 - 1:01 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hey Jurate,
As far as I know, you will need to get a Kenya Visa. Yes, you can get it at the border (it should be about $50). However, for as long as you remain within the EAC, you will not need to get a new visa to Uganda - if you intend to return.
Good luck

Posted December 8th, 2012 - 2:55 pm by from Whistler, Canada (Permalink)
So if you are going into Kenya you need a Kenya Visa, depending on which country you are from the prices may reflect it. Im Canadian and it is $50USD and cash only and sold at the Malaba border crossing into Kenya. Perhaps also at the other crossing but I didn't go that way so not too sure.

The land crossing is fairly straight forward...I did it on my own from Uganda to Kenya. I just took a matatu to Malaba, then a boda-boda 1km to the Uganda immigration to get my EXIT stamp. Then walk 200m to the Kenya immigration. Pay for your visa and get your ENTRY stamp. Once on the Kenyan side there are some shops to eat at and some Matatu's and buses.

The single entry Kenyan Visa allows you to enter Kenya, then visit both Uganda and Tanzania and return again to Kenya without paying for another visa. If you however ventured into Rwanda or DRC, then you must pay for another visa to reenter...they look closely at your stamps at immigration.

Best of luck!

Posted December 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm by from Zermatt, Switzerland (Permalink)
Thank you very much :)

Posted December 12th, 2012 - 2:34 pm from Nelson, Canada
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