There was much excitement in the Clausing household this week when our van finally arrived from Nairobi. Now we have the freedom to drive the whole family where we want, when we want without having to call taxis and charter other vans. The van has 16 seats total, and the back bench folds up, so we can take up to five guests with us or fill the back end with groceries.
Everyone drives on the left side of the road in east Africa, so the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. The “PRIVATE” sign is in the upper corner of the window because many public busses are of the same make and model as our van, and we want it to be clear to pedestrians that we are not a van for hire.