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Nairobi residents are already scrambling to get bus tickets in order to travel to the countryside for Christmas.
According to reports, long-distance bus companies started getting requests and real reservations for Christmas travel as early as mid-November.
Buses traveling the upcountry routes of Malaba, Kitale, Mumias, Mbale and Kakamega, Nakuru, Sirare, , Kaimosi, Kisumu, Busia, Maseno,and Mumias, Siaya, Kakamega, Usenge, Bungoma, Kitale, Mbale, Kericho, Eldoret, Malaba, Rongo and Homa Bay are already experiencing an increase in enquiries
A recurring headline every Christmas is the last-minute mad-rush, which many tourists seek to avoid.
Nairobi resident Lenny Musa revealed to that she has already acquired four, that is for the two kids househelp and herself.
People are rushing to reserve seats to prevent being stranded at the last minute, she added, adding that the first and second week of December spaces are already taken.
Despite the fact that we will be traveling upcountry on December 19, Lenny remarked, "I booked the seats on November 29.
An employee at the Easy Coach ticket counter verified the increase in reservations to Wananchi Reporting, most of which were early bookings and queries.
The ticket seller claims that this year's holiday season won't be as "low-key" as December 2020 and 2021, when the epidemic dampened both domestic and foreign travel.
Local travel has been significantly impacted over the past two years as a result of Covid-19's restrictions on passenger mobility Iin the current year.
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