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Feedback from Diary readers

I do receive some lovely messages! Here are just a few:

“I just want to thank you. Somehow I found you about 18 months ago, have just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda and just into Rwanda. Hiked with the chimps and twice with the gorillas (once in each country) What a wonderful country Uganda is and you had me loving it before my arrival. Your blog is amazing and this is the first time I have followed you on Facebook. I hope I can return some day. All the best to you.” Gail, Canada

“I have just discovered your blog and Facebook page. It’s awesome. I have spent the last couple of hours reading. I spent time in Uganda as a volunteer and tourist to Queen Elizabeth National Park – and of course the gorillas – in 2014 and can’t wait to come back.” Pauline, New Zealand

“Been visiting Arua annually since 2000, stayed since 2013 and must confess that this is the Most Comprehensive Description I have seen from a Muzungu. Great photos too… ! Very educative writeup, Madam!” Aiko, Arua, West Nile, Uganda

“That feeling you get after reading an awesome article about your home – a pleasant one. I’m sure all those who have read this article feel the same. Thank you, please come again and bring others too.” Norman

“This is an eye opener.. we have to learn how to write our own story so as to inspire the generation to come..thank you very much.. ” Butele

“This is great – it’s certainly a pleasure seeing such talent so focused on promoting The Pearl of Africa. Great work!!!! Keep it up.” Juko

“Hi Charlotte! I am traveling with my fiance through East Africa and your website has been really helpful in planning our trip! Thanks again for maintaining this website!” Marcia

The Muzungu recommends

Diary of a Muzungu would not be possible without the support of a number of great people. Here are my recommendations of some tried and tested suppliers in Kampala.

Web site design

Web site designer and programmer Ronald Kasendwa of Ubunifu Systems designed this web site. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Maps of Uganda

My personalised Uganda photo map is based on Andrew Roberts’ beautiful tourist maps of Uganda, for which Andrew generously gives a commission to the Uganda Conservation Foundation.

If you’re looking for branded, printed maps for your lodge, please contact Andrew directly. Andrew is also the co-editor of the Bradt Uganda tourist guidebook, the most detailed and informative guide to the country. Andrew can be contacted via or +256 772462646.

Dog training, walking and grooming

Ronald Kyobe is a professional and popular dog trainer. We’ve spent many hours (and days!) walking ‘the boys’ Percy and Baldrick, central to many of my adventures in Uganda. My life in Namuwongo and Bukasa would not have been the same without him and our dog walking adventures! You can contact Ronald on +256 702822340 or via the A-Z Mobile Dog Training Kampala Facebook page. Please mention de Muzungu.

Safari driver, Kampala taxis and airport pick-ups

Rashid baptised me Nagawa on our family Safari. If you’re looking for an experienced Safari driver, Entebbe airport pickup, or a taxi ride in Kampala, just give him a call on +256 752443330 or +256 776443330. Please say Nagawa told you to call!

Computer / IT repairs

George Mukalazi has to put up with my miserable face as I moan about the various problems with my laptop. (What stupid Muzungu pours a cup of tea over their keyboard anyway?) Call George on +256 712926323 or +256 772445512. Please mention de Muzungu.

Car mechanic

David offers a quick service at a reasonable price and gives good explanations of problems/solutions. He has dropped everything to come and rescue me more than once! He can even help you buy a car from the pound. David’s worked for many expat friends of mine too. His number is 0772440419. His garage is in Wandegeya. Please mention de Muzungu.

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