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Kampala Walking Tour Including Refugee Community Visits
"Meet your guide at the prearranged meeting point in Kampala and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the city center.Follow your guide on foot through the Ugandan capital’s bustling streets. Make your first stop at the Nsambya-YARID center a vocational training facility for women. Here get a glimpse into the difficult lives of East African refugees and find out how the non-governmental organization YARID (Young African Refugees Integral Development) is supporting the community through peer counseling workshops and training.After learning about the challenges that the refugee community face head back out onto Kampala’s street for a snapshot of local life. Walk around Nakasero Market and soak up the atmosphere as you peruse the stalls that are overflowing with aromatic fresh food. Then be amazed by the sea of vehicles at the Old Taxi Park and marvel at the Kampala Hindu Temple’s elaborate towers before browsing the colorful array of secondhand clothing at Owino Market.Walk with your guide to Kampala’s main YARID center. Here
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Kampala and Kisenyi Slum Walking Tour
"Meet your guide at the prearranged meeting point in Kampala and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the city center.Follow your guide on foot through the Ugandan capital’s bustling streets making your first stop of the tour outside the Ugandan Parliament building. Here listen to your guide share stories of how the country gained its independence.Next walk with your guide to Nakasero Market. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere as you stroll from stall to stall admiring the kaleidoscopic array of fresh produce. Then be amazed by the chaotic sea of vehicles at the Old Taxi Park and see the elaborate Kampala Hindu Temple before browsing the colorful bundles of secondhand clothing at Owino Market.From here
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Kampala Sightseeing Tour Including Traditional Medicine
"Meet your guide at the prearranged meeting point in Kampala and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the city center.On arrival stroll with your guide to Katwe one of the Ugandan capital’s busiest suburbs stopping every now and then to chat with locals. In Katwe visit a blacksmith and take a look at his traditional handmade wares. Then hop back inside your minivan and soak up the city sights as you journey to two of Kampala’s most thriving markets.Walk around Nakasero Market and blend in with the locals as you peruse the fresh produce stalls. Then
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What changes when you cross the Rwandan border?

What changes when you cross over the Rwanda/Uganda border? Quite a lot, actually. For one thing, the side of the road that you drive on, and in addition, the time.Rwanda was a Belgian colony, and so...
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Whose side are you on?

Or, more precisely, which side of the road are you driving on? There are cynics who would claim that this is a moot point, as Africans drive in the middle of the road anyway (either because the road...
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Road conditions can be treacherous in the mist

When you get to Bwindi, you realise that 'Gorillas in the Mist' wasn't just a bit of Hollywood poetic licence: mist is pretty well a daily occurrence in this part of the world.Scenically, the mist...
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Some guidance for carnivores

Based on over quarter of a century spent travelling in Africa, I have come to the conclusion that the only commodity that you can rely on to be refrigerated is the beer!In the rural areas, it is rare...
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You have to be over 18 to go gorilla trekking

Chances are that if you're in the Great Lakes region, gorilla trekking will be high on your 'To do' list, and with good reason, as it's a unique and extraordinary experience.As we were travelling with...
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Many roads are slower going than you think

As is the case with all of the countries in the Great Lakes region, there is no direct correlation between distance and travel time, and you can come horribly unstuck by assuming at the planning stage...
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Watch out for what's in the undergrowth!

This may sound like the lame working title for a Z grade horror movies, but if you decide to venture into the rain forest, then you're well advised to be wary of what might be lurking in the...
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Ant Prophylaxis For Reluctant Prey

Rain forests are amazing places with enormous biodiversity significance and very powerful advocates (think Sting, just for starters), but that doesn't mean that they're necessarily very hospitable to...
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Just because it's poor doesn't mean it's cheap

A question that often gets asked on the travel forum is whether it's cheap to travel in Africa - the assumption being that because the vast majority of Africans are poor, it must be affordable for the...
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Managing the yin and yang of mozzie coils

Make no mistake, malaria is a killer, and although there are fewer mosquitoes in the cooler highlands of Uganda, you need to consider the entire country as being malarial and take appropriate...
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Suggest you eat lunch on the hoof: service is slow

If your decide to do a tour of Uganda - or indeed, anywhere in the Great Lakes region - with a safari company, chances are that the package will be all inclusive and will feature lunch.This sounds...
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Not a good place to be gay

Whilst I have been almost overwhelmingly positive about Uganda as a tourist friendly destination, the one discordant note is its hostile attitude to gay people.Uganda is probably the most homophobic...
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18% VAT imposed on up-country accommodation

This morning (19 June 2013), I received the following notification from the our operator that we used in Uganda:"It was in mid-June that the Finance Minister of Uganda, without prior warning, strapped...
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Beware of Kennedy and Hakuna Matata Tours

This is a warning for potential travelers to the Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Burundi) NOT to use the services of Kennedy Nari Ndayisenga or his tour company,...
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Ternan Avenue, P. O. Box 7041, Kampala, Uganda
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Top Things to Do in Uganda

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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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Game drive (2)

(Part 2) I plan to do 2 activities in one day cuz want to save time. First I wonder if we can do these 2 things in one day or not cuz I don't have any private vehicle .After ask around ,finally I need...
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Murchison Falls National Park

This is the first time that I post something right away where I am at the moment. Today I just came back from visitting Murchison falls National park. There are some informations that might be useful...
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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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"Undoubtedly one of Africa's hidden gems!"
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