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An unexpected wilderness experience, we climbed through seven habitats in four days and passed only two other groups of people. One day maybe, but not without getting a LOT fitter first … Rollex taste best at midnight in Kabalagala on the way home from a bar 😉 34.
GUARANTEE: You cannot be disappointed when you get to the top of the Falls! Music booming out from the church on Sunday morning can drive you to distraction. Once maligned as a no-go area of Kampala (I found out after living there for a year), I love Namuwongo. But the romance of candlelight has its moments 😉 32. Second time around, I invited a friend to take my place; third time rafting, and I bailed out as the biggest rapids approached! Difficult situations tend to be dealt with humour, so refreshing after living in London where people resort to shouting and swearing. Dusty and under resourced, the Museum is still a gem. I tried to keep a straight face when Janero told me he had “pregnanted his girlfriend.” 47. So tell me what would be in your top 50 things you love about Uganda? I fell in love with Uganda the moment I set foot here. I’ve just created a new Uganda souvenir photo map gallery page on Facebook. Uganda Waragi is a triple distilled ‘war gin.’ Handbag size bottles available ladies 😉 46. Otherwise known as Ugandan English, this language gives us – expats and Ugandans alike – endless laughs. Even when it rains, the sun comes out a few minutes later. Writing Diary of a Muzungu has kept me distracted (when Ugandan TV couldn’t) and kept me sane (kind of! 50 reasons why I love Uganda – and I could have found more! ) African food, Big Birding Day, boda boda, Diary of a Muzungu, dogs, Driving in Kampala, elephants, gorillas, grasshoppers, Grey Crowned Crane, Jinja, Kampala, Kampala Hash House Harriers, Kibale Forest, Lake Victoria, Lions, matoke, Mount Elgon, Murchison Falls, Namuwongo, Ngamba Island, Owino market, potholes, River Nile, Rollex, Safari, Save the Crane, Simpson, Snakes, Totems, UG, Uganda, Uganda at 50, Uganda Conservation Foundation, Uganda Museum, Uganda photo souvenir map, Uganda souvenir map, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Uglish, UWEC, vultures, waragi, why I Love Uganda Diary of a Muzungu follows my Ugandan adventures.• Adventure, Africa, African bus journeys, African food, birds, Conservation, gorillas, Kampala, Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, River Nile, Society and culture, Source of the Nile, Travel, Travel tips and advice, Uganda, Uganda Conservation Foundation, wildlife As one of the shiny new fighter jets flies over my house, no doubt practising for this Tuesday’s independence day fly-past, I’m mulling over the week-end papers, full of stories about [email protected] and what the last 50 years of independence have meant to Uganda. There are 100,000 of these motorbike taxis in Kampala. Don’t expect them to hang around if you have an accident.
Is the country better or worse off as an independent nation? Will the celebrations be hijacked by anti-government protesters? I’m no expert on Ugandan politics (although the is very proud of her politics degree from SOAS) – so let’s leave the analysis to the pundits and have some fun. Everywhere you go, every shop, bar or streetcorner can sell you mobile phone credit, for as little as 200 shillings (a few cents or pennies).
Everything seems to be sold out by the time I get there – but the view’s worth it. Experience Uganda with me: cultural (mis)interpretations, expat travel advice, travel and tourism, wildlife and birds, Safari field trips, conservation, East African culture, volunteering and the occasional cross-border bus journey.