"Uganda, Home of the Nile" Uganda by emmyyy

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To me as Egyptian, visiting Uganda was really special. I felt very much at home just reading signs carrying the word "Nile". It was such a pleasure to see how huge and grand the Nile was in Uganda, the jungles, the hippos and all . So different from how it is in Egypt. It was as if seeing the Nile at home in pyjamas ;)

We started in Jinja. Spent a whole day there. We rented a car, the trip was great with lots of amazing greenery around.
We visited 2 places in Jinja : Source of the Nile, Bujagali falls. Both r a must see . We took a boat trip in Bujagali . It's a common thing there , u don't need to pre-arrange it . iT's offered by the locals all along the shore. We landed from the boat and went for a short hike with a guide .. Amazing !!!
U can have lunch at any of the hotels along the bank of the Nile.
Then we left for what they call the source of the Nile.. An interesting place to see..

to be continued ;)

Murchison Falls, a must c or rather a must HEAR !!

Kampala, Much ado about nothing !!

Nothing much to do in Kampala.. 1 day is enough, though u can arrange for day trips to Jinja and Entebbe from there.

- U can just walk for an hour or so down town. Gives u the feel of the sixties and seventies.

- Nothing to buy from there except from the crafts market opposite the National Theater, where u can pick some nice souvenirs at reasonable prices ( though to me not as good as the staff in Kenya ). Better quality can be found in Banana Boat gift shop in Garden City mall (five mins away by car), though more pricey of course.

A very nice coffee shop down town is Pap Cafe ( with the feel of the sixties). U can have an Iced coffee there to freshen up. It's off Kampala Road close to Nando's junction. ( v famous everybody knos

- I rented a car 1/2 day and visited the Mational Museum, the Hindu temple, the Bahaiee temple, the Mosque, and the Tombs ( were under renovation Jan 2011). Nothing there really, but it was just the drive along the streets that was interesting.

- I Also visited the palace of the King of Buganda, or rather the gardens of the palace (that's the only place that was open to the public there). Nothing much to see. There is a guide there who escorts u thru the tour . The interseting part was the underground corridor and prison cells where former president Amin used to lock his opponents and torture them. A sad thing though :(

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  • Pros:Amazing greenery, friendly people
  • In a nutshell:Uganda, Home of the Nile.
  • Last visit to Uganda: Jan 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Nice photos from Uganda.

    • emmyyy's Profile Photo
      May 11, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Thanks, in fact there are a lot more .. just didnt have the time to write n post more photos. But hopefuly will do that soon :)

  • Pijlmans's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Too bad Macedonia does not work out this year...Maybe see you there next year, we're going every year. A good start for your Uganda page! Best thing is to turn all the advice in the second paragraph into separate tips. These can be browsed and rated by other people, that is how VT works. It is not so likely that somebody will find your page about Uganda if you don't write tips. Have a look around how other people do this...Hope to see more from you! Dennis PS I was in Egypt this year, in Hurghada :-)


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