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Sunny day in Kampala, so rare when I was there

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.

Matatus

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.

The big mosque

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......

  • Last visit to Kampala: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 5, 2007
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  • Jan 18, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    That cooment is a bit out of contest. Its not that locals can't afford it, it's because they have better places to go and like u said, it's popular with the bazungu not the locals!

  • Apr 8, 2008 at 1:31 AM

    - That place is full of prostitutes (also known as mosquitos ... because you cannot get rid of them so easy) looking for white guys - Beer is not 300 USh, at least for white guys

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    Sep 6, 2007 at 8:54 AM

    Hello, Boris, thanx for your valuable page! It was a fine trip!

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2007 at 3:53 AM

    i'll be back and checkthis page... sounds soooo promising.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Hi Boris, it looks like you experienced the real Africa... lots of matatus, red mud everywhere and friendly local people in the almost rural setting of a suburb. I see many similarities with my early visits to Ghana.

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