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The Boda-boda

Apart from the ubiquitous taxi as a means of getting around town, Entebbe in particular, is safe to walk around. However should you not want to to use either, throughout Uganda is the all pervasive motorbike or boda-boda as an alternative form of transport. The name purportedly originated on one of the border crossings between…

2013 Christmas Day at the Protea Hotel

Christmas Day, Uganda 2013

  The staff of the Protea Hotel certainly got into the spirit of Christmas Day, with hats being worn, balloons being given to the children, a fabulous buffet spread in the dining room, carol singers harmonising and Santa arriving on a jet ski. SAFAIR meanwhile, organised their own Christmas lunch out near the pool, with…

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So why Uganda?

Tony flies a Hercules, C130. The company, SAFAIR, which is Johannesburg based, has contracts usually with the United Nations, or WFP, for flying cargo (and passengers) around. Mostly these are long term contracts in places, such as Uganda, that the crews are then sent to for 25 days at a time. Mostly these contracts are…

Mamba Point Guesthouse

Entebbe vs Kampala

There is always the question of which is better -Kampala or Entebbe. And it comes down to personal preference. Entebbe is situated right on the edge of Lake Victoria and slightly elevated but generally flat. The highest point in the city is occupied by one of the original British administration low rise colonial buildings that…

the road out of Entebbe

The Road between

And so we found ourselves leaving sleepy Entebbe for the hustle and bustle of Kampala. Fortunately we left on a Friday morning meaning that traffic into Kampala was relatively quiet, even though it was wet. The road between the two cities is tarmac but very much single lane and rough, with quite a pronounced drop…

Tilapia from Faze 3

What can I eat?

Now that we are flush with Ugandan shillings, its time to go shopping. So, what does food actually cost in Entebbe? Depending on where you go… A soda/soft drink will cost 1000 UgSh from the local supermarket (but a refundable deposit is required on glass bottles), 1500 UgSh from an unnamed roadside cafe, 2000 UgSh…