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Archive for the ‘East Africa’ category

  • Kenya’s dazzling marine life: where to snorkel in Watamu

    Aug 17, 16 • 4128 views 9 comments

    Kenya’s dazzling marine life: where to snorkel in Watamu Seventh Heaven isn’t up in the sky, it’s here in the warm Indian Ocean waters of Watamu, Kenya, an hour and a half drive’s north of Mombasa. This is the Muzungu’s guide...

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

    May 27, 16 • 6657 views 23 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...

  • “Eyes turned upward” – aerial photos of South Western Uganda

    Mar 4, 14 • 7253 views 11 comments

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned upward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), painter, artist, engineer &...

  • “Eat my dust!” de Muzungu’s quad bike Safari

    Nov 5, 13 • 9365 views 13 comments

    Get yourself on a quad bike Safari, you’re in 4-a-wheelie good day out!   Have you tried quad biking in Uganda? The format of the quad bike Safari is a real giggle! After a wonderful Aussie welcome from Shirray, Herbert guided us through the...

  • A solar eclipse turns the spotlight on Northern Uganda’s appeal

    Oct 30, 13 • 8065 views 8 comments

    Suddenly, everyone in Kampala is talking about this weekend’s action: not the usual parties and nightclub events, but a hybrid solar eclipse, an event so rare that it only happens every few decades… and guess what? Northern Uganda will be one of...

  • I love birds!

    Oct 17, 13 • 4636 views 6 comments

    Diary of a Muzungu is proud to be a sponsor of Big Birding Day 2013, supporting the next generation of birders in Uganda. How many birds will you see at Big Birding Day 2013? Bigger and better than ever, help us beat last year’s record...

  • On my knees again: an audience with the Bunyoro King

    Jun 16, 13 • 8057 views 14 comments

    Bunyoro Kingdom – Empango Celebrations inauguration run, Hoima, Uganda De Muzungu’s developed a taste for hanging out with Ugandan Royals recently, so when I heard Kampala Hash House Harriers – the Hash – were (dis)organising...

  • A wedding fit for the King

    May 18, 13 • 9243 views 2 comments

    There was an explosion of noise as the Kabaka arrived for Prince David Wasajja’s wedding at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala. It’s not every day (week / month / lifetime) that you get an invitation to a Royal Wedding, so what’s a girl to...

  • No hurry in Africa – bus Kampala to Kigali

    Apr 27, 13 • 22980 views 28 comments

    No hurry in Africa: on board the bus Kampala to Kigali I didn’t understand much but the salesman’s words: “Tsunami in the vagina” and aggressive pelvic thrusting into the bus seat next to him somehow caught my attention. This guy should have...

  • 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...