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Lira Things to Do

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    by muguruki Written Jun 4, 2009

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    A monument has now been erected in Lira town to remember all those that have lost their lives and those still not accounted for during the 20 years Lords Resistance Army insurgency.

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Lira Restaurants

  • Great Indian food plus a car wash!!!

    This place advertises itself with the tag line "Indian, local and Chinese food and a car wash!!Loved this place. Stumbled across The Wash as I was wandering around town and ended up spending a whole afternoon here supping cold beers and writing in my travel journal. After several hours of this I went back to my lodge, showered changed came back and...

  • Don't Miss The Malakwang

    One of the cheapest eats in Lira and possibly the best place to go for a choice of food in the day time is one of the many restaurants that surround the bus park. They even have Agiira!! Malakwang ne lumonde

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Lira Nightlife

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  • JB 24-7

    I arrived at Lira on a Saturday and I was fully expecting the night club to be blaring out music all night. It may well have done but being in possession of a tidy pair of ear plugs I slept like a log. On that first night that I was in town I honestly thought the nightclub was called JB 24-7 but it wasn't until the next day that I could see that...

  • A night out on the lash in Lira

    They like a drink in this part of the world. The centre of the nightlife in Lira concentrates itself around the south end of Oyam road the area they call Kenyatta. One of the bars/lodges here is called Kenyatta but there over half a dozen boozers on either side of the road selling beer at the same cheap (1,500) price. If you have got the stamina...

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Lira Transportation

  • Avoid White Horse bus

    I'd paid my fare and boarded the White horse bus to LIra. Aftre an hour the bus was full ready to leave. But it didn't! Some real serious repair job was being done under the drives wheel arch. Various bits of engine were being removed in basins and amechnic was sucking out fuel from a pipe and spitting it back in a bottle (mmm nice). Passengers...

  • To lira via Lake Kyoga

    There is another way to get to Lira from Kampala and I don't mean the way on the road via Mbale Soroti. The first time travelled to Lira I went as far as Nakosongola and from there caught a matatu to the shores of Lake Kyoga. There is no need to get this transport from Nakosongola as the matatu comes straight from the bus park in Kampala. I arrived...

  • Bus from Kampala

    Bit of a horrible journey this! On a previuos visit to Lira the bus took exactly 4 hours, but on this last visit the bus took 7.5 hours plus the usual 1 hour at the bus park in Kampala waiting for the bus to fill. I almost got on to the previous bus but the person in front of me got the last seat. i was quite gklad really as that bus hit a couple...


Lira Shopping

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    by muguruki Updated Jun 3, 2008

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    Lira market is full of the usual stuff you find in a Ugandan market including a stall selling this pair of shocking footwear, 1/2 black patent leather and 1/2 snake skin.

    What to buy: Bad taste clobber that is too kitch for Camden Market.

    What to pay: You'd have to pay me to wear those shoes!

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Lira Sports & Outdoors

  • Akii Bua Stadium

    Footie is big in Uganda but when I was in lira I was asking the local lads about the chances of catching the local team Boroboro at the Akii Bua Stadium. Apparently I had just missed a mid-week game the day before I arrived. Non of the locals I asked were in the slightest bit interested in the team who are about to enter a relegation dog fight to...

  • Golf

    Lira golf course has got the usual hazards of a golf course plus an untold amount of tracks criss crossing the course, Someone told me that at a time when Kony was terrorising the area the golf course was used as an IDP camp hence the tracks.

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