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Diary of a Muzungu is a personal travel blog.

It is independently owned and the opinions expressed here are my own, unless otherwise stated.

This blog runs almost entirely on love. Love for Uganda, love for conservation, love for travel, love for writing and a love (or perhaps compulsion) for late nights and sweating over the laptop when most normal people are putting their feet up.


DISCLOSURE: Sponsorship and advertising

Diary of a Muzungu is sponsored by Smile 4G LTE Internet, without doubt the fastest and most reliable internet in Uganda. It’s changed my life. Smile 4G allows me to update my blog, upload photographs, have Skype video chats and take part in live streaming events such as webinars. NetFlix HD fans and gamers will love Smile 4G’s Premium Unlimited package which gives you truly unlimited internet access, with no data or speed limitations! July 2016: no other internet provider in Uganda can offer this service.

Tests prove that – despite claims from the competition – Smile 4G LTE is the fastest Internet provider in the country. They now cover Entebbe, Fort Portal, Gulu, Jinja, Kampala, Kabale, Lira, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Mpigi Town, Mukono, Soroti, Tororo and Wakiso.

I earn a tiny percentage of sales when you purchase from the Diary of a Muzungu online shop or when you sign up to the very reliable, secure AND environmentally friendly Ipage web hosting services.

Where my blog contains links to products on Amazon, they use my affiliate code, so I get a very tiny percentage of any purchases you make, which costs you nothing extra, yet makes me love you even more. (Is that possible? :))

Thank you for supporting Diary of a Muzungu by clicking on these links. It all helps.

If you’d like to learn more about sponsoring Diary of a Muzungu, please drop me an email.

“One by one, we make a bundle” goes the Ugandan saying.


The Muzungu’s editorial policy

All of my content is original, personal and well researched, with links to external web sites as appropriate.

You will find the guidelines for Guest Posts and Sponsored Posts here.


The Muzungu’s review policy

The Muzungu is open to offers of free accommodation, travel and travel experiences, in return for promotion on Diary of Muzungu.

I am also interested in reviewing travel products and enjoy reading books and watching films. I cannot guarantee that I will review every product, only that I will endeavor to post something positive. I will not lie.

If you send me a product or invite me on a trip, the understanding is that if I don’t like it, I won’t write about it. If I write about it, I like it.

I’m not interested in link exchanges, unless your site is of obvious relevance to my readers, in which case, I may charge you.

My focus is on promoting Uganda. I am also interested in deepening my knowledge of Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Turkey.

If you would like to contact me to participate in a tourist activity, lodge review or fam trip, please contact the Muzungu.


The Muzungu’s comments policy

Diary of a Muzungu is a personal blog. In my personal little kingdom, I write the rules.

Your opinions and your experience may be vastly different to mine. I respect your views, so please respect mine.

All comments are moderated – and acknowledged. Let’s keep comments positive and have a personal and meaningful conversation.

I love to read your comments but if I find them wildly off-topic, too self-promotional or even offensive, I reserve the right to edit, delete, and block any and all inappropriate or unnecessary comments on this blog as I see fit.

Kokomo the talking chimpanzee TV star

Catching up with a 1950s printed copy of Diary of a Muzungu. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

But you wouldn’t do that anyway – if you read Diary of a Muzungu, you’re far too cool.



All content on this blog is the property of Diary of a Muzungu. Please do not use it unless you are attributing it to me. It will not go unnoticed.

All sources are quoted and I link to them wherever possible. Equally, all photos are my own, unless stated otherwise. I will always credit the photographer or source.

You are welcome to publish partial feeds of my blogs with prior permission and proper credit and links.