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

  • NOW LIVE: apply for Ugandan tourist visas online

    Jul 1, 16 • 7793 views 48 comments

    All Ugandan tourist visas are now online. Apply BEFORE you travel! (Update from Kampala, Uganda, effective July 1, 2016). The Ministry of Internal Affairs is implementing a new online electronic visa application system. This is mandatory for...

  • How to find an international school in Kampala

    Aug 5, 15 • 3190 views 4 comments

    How to find an international school in Kampala Ugandans are big on family and are crazy about children. Statistics say the average Ugandan family has seven children, although that reflects very big families in the village, rather than the average...

  • Why do Muzungu women like dating Rastas?

    Dec 6, 13 • 25555 views 60 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 • 14554 views 12 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 • 3941 views 3 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 Malaria

    Jul 6, 13 • 15236 views 3 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 • 4367 views 6 comments

    Riding a boda boda is all part of the Ugandan experience, but play it safe and minimise the risks. There’s nothing more exciting than having the wind blow through your hair on a beautiful sunny day – but you wouldn’t take these...

  • Bandas, huts, hostels. Where to stay in Kampala?

    Jan 25, 13 • 4665 views 6 comments

    Bandas, huts and hostels – where to stay in Uganda? Living in Kampala As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell in love with Uganda. I just knew I was going to be happy in Kampala. Being a volunteer in a developing country has been a...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10098 views 13 comments

    “Welcome to your home for the next few days” said Eunice, as we sat down for afternoon tea and gorilla trekking Rwanda travel advice at the outdoor reception of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, Kinigi. After 12 hours on the bus, 10 hours from...