Getting There & Away
Easy Coach has buses to Nairobi (KSh1450; seven to nine hours) at 8.30am and 8pm. Services to Nakuru leave at midday and midnight in Nakuru (three to four hours) and will cost you KSh800.
Matatus, which leave from behind the market, will whizz you to Kitale (KSh300, three hours) and Eldoret (KSh300, two hours). To get to Kakamega Forest Reserve, take a matatu to Khayega (KSh50, 30 minutes), followed by a boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) to the reserve (KSh200, 45 minutes). Matatus for Kisumu (KSh200, 1¾ hours) can be found near the Total petrol station on the northern edge of town.