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Archive for the ‘How to…? Uganda travel tips’ category

  • NOW LIVE: apply for Ugandan tourist visas online

    Jul 1, 16 • 16344 views 211 comments

    All Ugandan tourist visas are now online. Apply BEFORE you travel! DISCLAIMER: I update this page regularly based on feedback from visitors to Uganda. Although in theory all Ugandan tourist visas must be applied for in advance online – and...

  • What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? A definitive guide

    May 27, 16 • 11418 views 61 comments

    What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? Your questions answered… The idea of a single regional East Africa Tourist Visa is to make it easier and more financially attractive for tourists to visit the whole region. You should be able to visit...

  • How to find an international school in Kampala

    Aug 5, 15 • 6448 views 9 comments

    How to find an international school in Kampala Are you looking for an international school in Kampala? This article gives a quick overview of the different kinds of schools in Uganda’s capital and introduces you to the world-class facilities...

  • Why do Muzungu women like dating Rastas?

    Dec 6, 13 • 31258 views 71 comments

    Someone recently asked me: “Why do Muzungu women like dating Rastas?” If you want to know what’s really going on in mixed relationships, tell me what you think of this one? Some of the experiences shared our explicit. I’d never...

  • How to date a Ugandan

    Aug 6, 13 • 18887 views 34 comments

    A blog post about dating in Uganda will not suffice. This material fills at least one book! Ugandan men can be handsome and very charming. They know how to tell women what we want to hear. Delivery of promises is an altogether different issue!...

  • How to take your dog from Uganda to the UK

    Jul 31, 13 • 5792 views 5 comments

    How to take your dog to the UK from Uganda This is a guide to taking your dog from Uganda to the UK, based on the personal experience of Adelaine Williams, an expat resident in Uganda. Much of this information will be relevant to international pet...

  • How to avoid Bilharzia

    Jul 24, 13 • 11791 views 3 comments

    You won’t always get Bilharzia if you swim in Lake Victoria and, if you do, it may take weeks, months or even twenty years for you to show symptoms. Bilharzia (also known as Schistosomiasis or snail fever) can be horrible. You will feel under the...

  • How to avoid Malaria

    Jul 6, 13 • 17742 views 5 comments

    How to avoid Malaria When I was a VSO volunteer, I was given a whole list of vaccinations (15 injections in total!) and a free supply of anti-Malarials, in the belief it was cheaper to medicate me than to repatriate me! I took the anti-Malarials...

  • How to ride a boda boda

    Jun 6, 13 • 5663 views 9 comments

    Riding a boda boda (motorbike) is all part of the Ugandan experience, but play it safe and minimise the risks. Early morning boda boda ride from Upper Konge in Kampala. In  Uganda, you are never far from the village… although I lived just a...

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