"Rainy days in Kampala" Top 5 Page for this destination Kampala by croisbeauty
Kampala Travel Guide: 233 reviews and 657 photos
In about two weeks, how much I stayed at Kampala, had have more rainy days than in three months back home. Actually, it was nice day on my ariving there and the day of my departure, so boring.
I stayed in Naalya, suburb part of the town, renting house there very cheap but since it was rainy, most of the time, I had to struggle with lots of mud everytime I moved around. Gosh, it was so frustrated and all my shoes were covered by the red coloured mud. Besides, it was very slippery like walking on the ice........
The very same president rules here over 25 year now and that is the clear sign for complete absence of democracy in the country. Actually, Uganda is one of the most corrupted country in whole of Africa. I have seen very rich locals (must have good connections with the governing politicians) but the truth is, the majority of Ugandans live in a very poor conditions.
Ugandans are friendly and like socializing but their menthality is, comparing to neighboring Kenyans, alot behind. They all look like being resigned, lulled to sleep and completely reconciled with the present situation. This people just live day by day.
The Old Taxi Park (called also the heart of Kampala) looks amazing, jammed most probably by several thousands matatus. My first impression was, what they do hear, why so many of them, must be end of the turn if parked so close to each other. Than I realized people, moving all around or sitting in matatus and vehicles in arivings and departings, just amazing.
Matatu is the most important public transportation in Kampala, connecting it with outskirts and suburbs. All vehicles are of the same type (Hiace), designed for 12-15 passengers but they are overcrowded up to 25 or 30, most of the times. Matatu is a regular city taxi service, amazingly efficient and very cheap.
Same as most of the other African countries, Uganda is multiethnic and multireligious society. People are different, depends on wether coming from northen or southern part of the country. Those from north, like Acholi, are more tall and very dark in skin also, they look more attractive.
Uganda is multiconfesional society but, as far as I could see, locals are tollerant to other religions. Trade is held by Indians and their temples occupied very attractive positions in the city centre......
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