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Archive for the ‘Kampala’ category

  • Kampala City Festival – Tips for enjoying the Festival

    Oct 3, 15 • 6054 views 16 comments

    Are you going to Kampala City Festival this October? This is the Muzungu’s story from a previous year. I had a blast! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the Muzungu’s tips on how to enjoy the Kampala City Festival! The Kampala City...

  • Shake your kabina! A musical, dancing tour of Uganda

    Jan 25, 14 • 10513 views 11 comments

    The Culture of Uganda – in rhythm and dance Tick-tick-tick goes the bamboo on the calabash. Sh-sh-sh-shake the seeds in the gourd. Thump-thump-thump thuds the stick on the taut hide of the drum. The early evening air in the Ndere...

  • Interview with a rebel: Ugandan cultural activist Stephen Rwangyezi

    Jan 20, 14 • 8626 views 4 comments

    Interview with a rebel: Ugandan cultural activist Stephen Rwangyezi Stephen Rwangyezi is a fantastic storyteller with a compelling stage presence. What is more, he is a living, breathing – dancing! – Encyclopaedia of Ugandan culture. In...

  • I love birds!

    Oct 17, 13 • 5068 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 • 8777 views 15 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 • 10256 views 3 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...

  • The changing face of Kampala slums

    Mar 16, 13 • 17765 views 17 comments

    I love Namuwongo, it’s where I first fell in love with Uganda but I’m sure many Ugandans would shudder hearing that. Like many other Kampala slums, Namuwongo slums have a history: they were a no-go area for many years. It’s no...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 12, 13 • 5987 views 6 comments

    The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog Life in Uganda has tested me in many ways and 2012 was ‘challenging’ as we say around here – but I’m still here ‘living the dream’ (on a...

  • The Kingfisher and I

    Dec 8, 12 • 5484 views 6 comments

    I love this time of day, walking with the dogs before the sun goes down. There’s something in the air tonight. A pair of African Grey parrots fly overhead, squawking all the way to their roost in the big tree behind us. The Ibis congregate on...

  • Driving in Kampala – not for the nervous

    Nov 3, 12 • 18973 views 24 comments

    Driving in Kampala? Then you’ll need to read this first! Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Mark Penhallow. Mark has been working in the roads sector in Uganda since 2001 and has recently returned to the UK...

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