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matthew26


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Posted: 2008-03-06 06:15:00   

I wanted to know if there is a way from Mwanza, or Musoma to Uganda (preferably Jinja), and do not want to travel by road through Kenya due to the political instability. I have done a lot of internet research on available ferries between the ports, but have come up with nothing. Can anyone help me?

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Posted: 2008-03-06 11:47:00   

Hi. I am not sure of the ferry situation. Between Mwanza and Uganda ferries have been erratic and suspended for a few years. If there is a ferry, it would probably operate between Mwanza and Bukoba (still in Tanzania but closer to the Ugandan border) - if they do, it would be an overnight ferry three times a week.



Anyway, Kenya remains very safe for travellers. Tourism is Kenya's lifeline and all Kenyans understand that and they will protect you. They have been devastated by the sight of tourists leaving the country - hotels, restaurants, agents were closing, firing workers, leaving them cashless and with no means to feed their families. From the latest TV reports, which were exaggerated anyway (there was one piece of trouble in the north and one in the south only!!), it appears that protests have stopped. The two contenders to the presidential throne have now shook hands as the other is to become a prime minister (I think). So, although I would be vigilant, no local violence is expected anymore. And tourists would never be a target in Kenya (apart from Nairobi and Mombasa - targeted robberies, pickpockets, etc).



Take care,

Krys

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