How will I get around in Nairobi and during the field trips?
For all program-organized trips, transportation will consist of contracted vans and drivers. Otherwise, Fellows will be expected to utilize the widely available public transport in Nairobi for local travel. The most common forms of public transport are buses and “matatus” (van-sized public vehicles), taxis (we have a list of trusted drivers that we are happy to share with you) and motor bike taxis. The matatu/bus lines have numbers and are following mostly a star pattern – from the Central Business District in town (CBD) towards the different neighborhoods. Prices wary depending on the time of the day/night and range between 20 KES to 100 KES (Kenyan Shillings – roughly equivalent to 20 cents to 1$).
More information about local public transport options, costs and security considerations will be provided during orientation.