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Kigali City's Day Tour
"Your driver/guide will meet you at your hotel for a city tour. In a group of 10 people (min) this tour will continue to the old Quartier commercial where some old fashioned buildings are still found before heading to the rapidly changing neighbourhoods via the colorful Nyabugogo valley which is the main taxi park serving all four corners of the country.From Nyabugogo you will continue to Nyamirambo - famous for its various informal businesses and never sleeps and is known for its nightlife. You will then visit KN 2 Avenue to see the first German colonial residents house of Rwanda built in 1907 and now serves as a Nat
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Lake Nakuru Day Trip From Nairobi
"Lake Nakuru a small (it varies from 5 to 30 square kilometers) shallow alkaline lake on the edge of the town of Nakuru lies about 160 kilometers north of Nairobi. It can therefore be visited in a day tour from the capital or more likely as part of a circuit taking i often more than a million maybe two. The park now has more than 25 rhinos one of the largest concentrations in the country so the chances of spotting these survivors are good. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenya species are found here. Among the predators are lion and leopard the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. LAKE NAKURU DAY TRIP ITINERARY0700hrs: Depart Nairobi for Nakuru National park 1000hrs: Arrive at the Nakuru National park and proceed for a 2hr game drive. 1230hrs:
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Day Trip to Lake Nakuru from Nairobi
"After picking you up early in the morning from your hotel in Nairobi we will depart on our 2-5 hour drive towards Lake Nakuru national parkincluding a stop at the Lake Nakuru viewing point.On arrival at the Lake Nakuru park you will embark on a game -viewing drivewith a a chance to see some of Kenya's remarkable bird life on the beautiful lakes of the Rift valley.Keep your eyes open for other animals grazing along the shorelineincluding some of Africans famous game animals.Lake Nakuru has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the worlda myriad of often more than a million pink flamingos that flock to feed at its shallow warm waters.Depending on how many wildlife we come acrosswe will leave the park between 15.00 and 16.00 to arrive back in Nairobi between 18.00 and 19.00and we drop you at your hotel."
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More Local Customs in Uganda

Police arrogancy - hope it was news of a day

I didn't follow tv program in Uganda, cannot say wheter this accident was news of a day on a local network, however, have read newspapers the next day. Belive it or not, there was short article on a...
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croisbeauty
Mar 03, 2012

THE FLAG OF UGANDA

The very colourful flag of Uganda is one of the most striking national flags of the world. It is comprised of 2 stripes each of Black, Yellow and Red and Red with a crested crane in full colour on a...
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DAO
Apr 04, 2011

Muzungu direct translates English speaking person!

Mazungu is the term for English speaking person, derived from the fact the the language we speak is named Luzungu. I love how the kids shout out muzungu by... I guess one thing to rememmber in this...
Andykall
Aug 24, 2010

CLIMATE

Uganda sits right on top of the Equator. That makes it hot every day of the year. Every day. Because Uganda is mountainous the temperature can vary a little bit. The highlands o the South West...
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DAO
Jul 10, 2008

A POT OF COFFEE

This is a great local custom. If you order a cup of coffee in Uganda, they bring you a little pot of coffee that holds about 3 cups. The prices are reasonably low so this is a great idea that just...
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DAO
Mar 09, 2008

Cooking method

Bananas or plantains are a staple in the Ugandan diet and can be cooked in every way possible: baked, roasted, boiled, fried,stewed, steamed, grilled. The leaves of the banana are also used to wrap...
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yurxlnc
Nov 10, 2006
 
 
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greet everyone, and watch you hands

when in the rural areas, not greeting people is seen as very rude, and if you can do it in Luganda people get very excited it's oleyotea nnyabo for a women and oleyotea ssebo for a man... or you can...
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JessiLee
Jun 18, 2006

Mzungu!

If you have light-colored skin then everywhere you go in Uganda kids will call out, "Mzungu!" and run after you or your vehicle waving. Mzungu just means foreigner, or white person, and since seeing a...
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emeybee
Jun 10, 2006

the culutual greeting before askng driections etc

In uganda people will greet each other with teh exchange "hello, how are you?" t which the other responds "finen, how are you?" you can then ask for directions, advice , buy your good in the shop...
kirkmeister
Apr 26, 2006

Markets

In the beginning 80’s Uganda was recovering from civil war; markets were quite poor, with not a lot of choice for the possible customers ; here in Kygorobya, south of Kasese near Lake George the women...
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kokoryko
Mar 17, 2006

Cattle

In South western Uganda the Bahima shepherds keep the Long Horned Ankole Cattle ; having cattle is a sign of wealth : these cows look beautiful to me, and herds like this one, were not a common view...
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kokoryko
Mar 17, 2006

Don't wear flip-flops!

For those of us from the West, wearing flip-flops (or "slippers") while out and about is perfectly acceptable. In Uganda, however, these are only appropriate for use at home, inside. When Westerners...
elleneliz
Mar 03, 2005

Matoke

There are 7-8 different species of banana here in Uganda, the most common being the plantain-like vegetable called matoke. Plantains are more starchy than sweet and must be cooked before being eaten....
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grets
Sep 02, 2004

After Kneeling

After kneeling down to greet granny, she then invites you to sit on her lap like a baby. especially when one has been away for a long time. Its a loving gesture which girls are very fond. Tell you...
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suubi
Jan 28, 2004

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Top Things to Do in Uganda

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Around Old Kampala.

I stayed around Old Kampala area which is not far from the places I want. ,which is bus park area,..not so near yet not so far from it.It's about 500 m. to Muhabura bus park and new taxi park ,and...
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Boat trip along Albert lake.

This boat trip is the continual part of my Masindi one day tour . After having a lunch break at Red Chilli hotel which is in the park area not so far from the ferry crossing pier.We had some light...
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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Mountains gorillas are one of the notable natural wonders of Uganda! When people think of Africa they are usually thinking of safaris and ask themselves that does Uganda deliver with the anticipated...
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Lubiri Palace.

(part 3) The entrance fee for the palace is 10,000 shillings including the guide . After the tour of the palace and the dungeon ,the guide invited us to visit the museum which is very small and...
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Masindi

We start our tour early at 6.30 am. but hotel breakfast time normally start from 7am. so we asked hotel manager whose name is Robert ,a very good manager ..he took care of the guests well so we can...
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St.Paul's Cathedral Namirembe.

From The National mosque I walked to Saint Paul's Cathedral ,that’s about 1 k.m. walking. The cathedral is located on Namirembe hill so it’s commonly referred to as Namirembe Cathedral.It is the...
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""The pearl of Africa""
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"Undoubtedly one of Africa's hidden gems!"
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"Pearl of Africa"
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"Uganda - The Pearl of Africa"
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"BACK TO THE ROOTS"
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