Rusinga Festival is an annual two-day celebration of the culture of the Abasuba people of Kenya. The 2018 edition will be held from December 20 – 21 on Rusinga Island.

Taking place in Rusinga Island – one of Kenya’s hidden gems on Lake Victoria – the festival offers two days of family fun within the picturesque environs of the island. Its two days of nothing but music, fashion, film, food, artistry, literature, sports and conversations that take you back in time into the wealth of the Suba culture.

1. Food exhibition
2. Sports
3. Cultural performances
4. Art exhibition
5. Cultural pageant fashion show
6. Book exhibition
7. Conversations on various topical issues
8. Tours – Rusinga and Mfangano Islands are in the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

The festival was founded by Anne Eboso and administered through Chula Cultural Foundation.

 

Here are other media links of previous Festivals:

 

 

What if we told you, you can now get the same convenience you have on booking SGR tickets on your favorite bus company to Western Kenya?

Here is the simple step by step guide how to book easy coach bus tickets on your phone.

  1. Dial *877# on your Safaricom line. USSD is charged 2/= from your airtime.
  2. Select Where you are Departing from
  3. Select your destination (where you are going to).
  4. Select day of travel.  Here you can enter a date ; choose option 1 if traveling today or option 2 for tomorrow.
  5. Choose time of travel either morning, evening or night .(the system will automatically check with Easy coach available buses to be shown in the next step)
  6. Choose the bus option you like. note the fare and departure time is shown here
  7. Choose seat number.
  8. Enter your First and Last Name .
  9. Enter your ID number.
  10. Confirm your booking.
  11. You will receive a pop up on your phone to complete payment.
  12. Receive your ticket details on SMS.
  13. On the day of travel, visit the booking office and give the booking ticket number you received on SMS to be issued with a printed ticket.
  14. Have a safe journey and remember to book your return trip with Buupass.

 

Experiencing any trouble ? Call us for FREE even when you don’t have airtime on 0800 722 956

You can book for the following routes from Nairobi:

  • Sirare, Homa Bay and Rongo at Ksh 950
  • Kisumu, Maseno, Mbale and Malaba at Ksh 1,400
  • Kaimosi at Ksh 1,200
  • Busia at Ksh 1,500
  • Mumias, Siaya, Usenge, Kakamega at Ksh 1,450
  • Bungoma and Kitale at Ksh 1,350
  • Kericho at Ksh 1,100 Eldoret at Ksh 1, 250

Here is a feature article on how to book on our website courtesy of  tuko.co.ke

 

PROVIDER DESCRIPTION MAJOR ROUTES CONTACTS
Mash East Africa Mash started in the year 2003 and currently operates more than 40 air conditioned, well serviced state of the art with Plasma Screens serving majore routes in the East African region. “We lead the Leader,” is what the say! Nairobi – Mombasa
Nairobi – Malindi
Nairobi – Kampala
Mombasa – Kisumu
Mombasa – Malaba
Book online at: www.buupass.com or via mobile at: *877#
Mombasa: +254 723 463 685
Nairobi: +254 718 121 251
Kisumu: +254 724 893 667
Malaba:+254 721 967 023
Kitui: +254 722 378 056
Malindi: +254 733 845 464
Kampala: +256 714 555 544
[email protected]
www.masheastafrica.com
Easycoach Ltd Easy Coach Ltd is a passenger transport and courier service provider offering reliable and comfortable scheduled transport services to both passengers . “Experience Dignity,” is what the say!. Nairobi – Kisumu and for Premier Bus
Nairobi – Siaya daily
Nairobi – Maseno daily
Nairobi – Kaimosi daily
Nairobi – Busia daily
Nairobi – Sirare daily
Nairobi – Kampala daily
Book online at: www.buupass.com or via mobile at: *877#
Nairobi: +254 738 200 301
Kisumu: +254 738 200 317
Siaya:+254 738 200 304
Maseno: +254 738 200 320
Sirare: +254 736 046 132
Busia: +254 738 200 315
Kampala: +256 776 727 270
[email protected]
www.easycoach.co.ke
Transline Coaches Transline Classic is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Company is working in General , Networking, Transport, Vehicle services activities. Nairobi – Sirare daily
Nairobi -Kisii daily
Nairobi – Kisumu daily
Mombasa – Migori daily
Nairobi – Oyugis daily
Homabay – Mombasa daily
Book online at: www.buupass.com or via mobile at: *877#
Nairobi: +254 726 221 772
Kisii: +254 713 327 846
+254 725 541 077
Mombasa: +254 711 725 774
+254 733 429 726 www.transline.co.ke
Tahmeed Coach Ltd Tahmeed Coach Limited is a Luxury long distance bus company operating on the common routes of Nairobi,Mombasa,Eldoret,Kisumu and Dar-es-salaam. Nairobi – Mombasa
Mombasa – Kitui daily
Mombasa – Malaba daily
Mombasa – Busia daily
Mombasa – Dar-es-salaam daily
Mombasa – Lamu daily
Malindi – Lamu daily
Mombasa – Arusha daily .
Book online at:www.buupass.com or via mobile at: *877#
Arusha: +255655787830
Dar: +255718909966
Nairobi:0722 441 687
0724 581 902
Mombasa : +254 725 473343
Malindi :+254 727 623281
Lamu : +254 721 623282
Dreamline Express Dreamline Express is a bus company based in Mombasa, Kenya dealing in transport and logistics. It plies Nairobi to Mombasa and Nairobi to Malindi. Dreamline have wi-fi free internet, 52 inch plasma tvs and provide free water and sodas to travellers. “”You dream, We fulfill”” is what the say! Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Malindi daily .
Book online at:www.buupass.com or via mobile at: *877#
Nairobi: +254 702 444 422 Mombasa: +254 716 000 100 Malindi:+254 703 805 050
Simba Coach Ltd Simba Coach Limited is a luxury coach company operating long haul passenger transport services within the entire East African region. “The Pride of Traveles” is what the say! Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Malindi daily
Nairobi – kampala daily
Book online at: www.buupass.com
Nairobi: +254 278 732
Nairobi: +254 723 370 380
Mombasa:+254 722 495 959
Guardian The Guardian Coach Bus Service provides travelers with genuine comfort they deserve;from booking to when the passengers board the bus.”The Best ahead of the Best,” is what the say! Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Busia daily
Nairobi – Kisumu daily.
Inquire online at: www.buupass.com
Nairobi: +254 722 221 290
Kakamega: +254 728 777 701
Kisumu:+254 727 544 664
Mbale: +254 734 579 619
Kericho: +254 727 545 088
www.theguardiancoach.com
Crown Bus Crown Bus started it’s operations in 2006 out of the passion for passenger transport and upon the realization that most Bus companies did not focus on passenger comfort and were slow to react to customer demands. Nairobi – Kisumu – Siaya daily
Nairobi – Mumias – Bungoma dailyNairobi -Mombasa daily
Mombasa -Malaba daily
Nairobi – Kampala daily
Nairobi – Mbale daily
Inquire online at: www.buupass.com
Nairobi: +254 722 719 944 Mombasa: +254 721 909 700 Kisumu:+254 (057) 202393 www.crownbus.co.ke
Horizon Coach Horizon Coach Bus Service is a well established bus service that operates between Nairobi and Mombasa using airconditioned all an hostess onboard. Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Inquire online at: www.buupass.com
Mombasa: +254 716 422 422 Nairobi: +254 716 421 421 www.horizoncoach.net
Randa coach Randa Coach Services offers scheduled passenger services and parcel services from Mombasa to Nairobi and vice versa. This is facilitated through their coaches and luxury comfort . Nairobi – Mombasa daily .
Inquire online at: www.buupass.com
Mombasa: +254 722 417311 Nairobi: +254 722 839796 www.randacoach.com
Coast Bus Coast Bus, operated by COASTLINE SAFARIS, is the pioneer in east Africa’s passenger transport sector having ferried passengers across Kenya’smajor destinations for over 54 years nonstop since its establishment. “We lead, Others follow,” is what the say!. Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Mombasa – Kisumu daily
Mombasa – Bungoma daily
Mombasa – Kitui daily.
Book online at: www.buupass.com
Mombasa: +254 722206445
Nairobi: +254 722-206448
Kisumu: +254 722-206451
Bungoma:+254 722-206455
Kitui: +254 722-206450
www.coastbus.com
Modern Coast Express Modern Coast Express Ltd is a luxury coach company incorporated on 2nd October 2007 operating within Kenya and Uganda. “The Ultimate leader Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Nairobi – Mombasa daily
Mombasa – Kisumu daily
Mombasa – Bungoma daily
Mombasa – Kitui daily.
Book online at: www.buupass.com or via mobile dial: *877#

Easy Coach Kenya Contacts

Bondo : 0738200316
Bumala : 0789366996
Bungoma : 0 738200310
Busia : 0738200315, 05523098
Eldoret : 0532030411(fax), 0738200308
Kaimosi : 0738200323
Kakamega: 0738200313, 05630837 (fax)
Kampala : +256776727270, +256757727273
Kapsabet: 0738200322, 05352260
Kericho : 052 20417, 0738200316
Kisii : 0736046164
Kisumu : 0738200317, 0738999703,0726354307,057 2026136 (fax),
Kisumu : 057 2023983,0738200154
Kisumu : 0733227649, 0738302750
Kitale : 0738200309,0726354309,054 30066 (fax),
Malaba : 0 738999705
Maseno : 057351216, 0738200320
Mbale : 0738999704, 05651487 (fax)
Migori : 0 736046143
Moi’s Bridge : 0732538253
Mumias : 0738200318/9, 056641361 (fax)
Nairobi : 0738200301, 0726354301, 0202210711, 0202210712 (fax)
Nakuru : 0738200301, 0726354301, 0202210711, 0202210712 (fax)0738200312,0726354312,0726354303,0738200303, 051 2211500 (fax),
Narok : 0736141333
Rongo : 0738200083
Siaya : 0738200304
Sirare : 0 736046132
Ugunja : 0738200324
Usenge : 0738200316
Webuye : 0738200321

Easy Coach Parcel Services Contacts

Telephone: +254788545402, +254738200156, +254738200302
Alternatively: Any of the contact numbers of the branch near your location

 

Book your easy coach ticket online instantly by dialing *877#

You can board your easy Coach bus at any of the following locations listed below. Remember fast and convenient bus ticket booking online is on www.buupass.com and on your phone by dialing *877#. The price is the same as visiting the booking office.

STATION

Awendo

Bondo

Bomet
Bumala
Bungoma
Busia
Eldoret
Kaimosi
Kakamega
Kampala

Kapsabet
Kericho
Kisii
Kisumu
Kisumu
Kisumu
Kitale
Malaba
Maseno
Mbale
Migori
Moi’s Bridge
Mumias
Nairobi
Nakuru
Narok
Rongo
Siaya
Sirare
Ugunja
Usenge
Webuye

LOCATION

 

Opposite Caltex Petro Station

Western  Ambience Hotel
At Shariff’s Centre
Next to KRA Offices
At Eldoret Valley Hotel
Next To Jeptulu Primary School
Opposite Kakamega Primary
Dewinton Road – Pioneer Building
Yusuf Lule Road – At Oasis Shopping Mall
Opposite Kapsile Wholesalers Supermarket
Along Kisumu – Kericho Highway, Omline Petrol Station
Kisii-Migori Highway Opposite Kobil Petrol Station
United Mall
Al Imran-Oginga Odinga Street, Next to University Of Nairobi
Down Town- Bank Road, Behind KPLC Office
Opposite Kitale Law Court
Next to Posta
Opposite Maseno University
Next to Mbale Hotel/Equity Bank
Next to Postbank
Next to Post Office
At Mumias Sugar Complex
Head Office – Haileselassie, Railways Godown
Off Nairobi-Kisumu Highway, Next to Canaan Restaurant
Total Petrol Station, Kula Corner Restaurant
Lasjona Hotel
At Mwalimu Hotel
Near Bukira West Hotel
Kolalo Petro Station
At Kobil Petrol
H/Way Total P.Station

 

Wondering how much sending an items with easy Coach will cost you?

Here is a brief guide to the costs you will pay for. Ensure you get an official receipt once you send your items.

For booking bus tickets up to 1 month in advance, Just dial *877# to make your booking instantly.

Here is the courier charges guide:

.1. Envelopes.

  •  Small Envelopes – Ksh. 250.00
  • Big envelopes with documents – Ksh. 300.00
  • Letters to Kampala Uganda- Ksh. 400.00

2. Parcels. Parcels are priced based on weights. The charges are:

0-7 Kgs – Ksh. 300.00
8-10 Kgs – Ksh. 350.00
11 -15 Kgs – Ksh. 450.00
16-19 Kgs – Ksh. 500.00
20-25 Kgs – Ksh. 600.00
26Kgs and above -KSHS.20/= @ KILO PLUS VAT

Buupass cofounders

Summary;

Buupass is behind  behind Kenya’s SGR online ticketing platform. We are bringing the same seamless booking technology to all bus companies in Kenya and beyond. We provide the online ticketing platform for SGR in partnership with Safaricom who provide the hosting and security for the platform and payments  through M-Pesa.

BuuPass is transforming to be a marketplace for booking tickets,currently we have the long-distance buses, SGR and we are also exploring airlines and last mile connectivity options to offer seamless travel to everyone.

To date, BuuPass has issued over 27,000 bus tickets and over 1 million SGR tickets.

We have currently partnered with Easy Coach and using the short code *877# and on our website www.buupass.com you can book all easy coach routes below:

From Nairobi to SIRARE , MASENO , KAIMOSI , KISUMU , BUSIA , MUMIAS , SIAYA , KAKAMEGA , USENGE , BUNGOMA, KAMPALA , KITALE , MBALE , KERICHO , ELDORET , MALABA , RONGO , HOMA BAY

Other Departures covered wit Easy Coach are : KAMPALA- KISUMU , BUSIA- KAMPALA , NAKURU- KAMPALA , NAKURU- MALABA , NAKURU- KITALE , NAKURU- MUMIAS , NAKURU- MBALE, NAKURU- KAKAMEGA

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