Travel Blogs from Kampala, Uganda

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Cold-cocked in Kensington, gobsmacked in Kampala, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Cold-cocked in Kensington, gobsmacked in Kampala

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... journey is discovering the unique, not revisiting the easily. duplicatingly accessible. Head west, far west. Make a runner from Dar to Kampala, Uganda. But not before bumping into Jurgen, a German newly retired, on his first trip abroad with his pension. ...

Garden City, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Garden City

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... to you while you're on the back of the bike and I'd rather they paid attention to the road! I don't want to be a Kampala boda death statistic. Wednesday morning rolled around fairly quick which marked the day I met up with my tour. Sometime between 2 and ...

Kampala, Uganda - This place is bonkers., Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Kampala, Uganda - This place is bonkers.

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... and life went back to normal. Later I got some money changed and withdrew some from the bank machine. Very few places outside Kampala change travelers cheques and the places that do have awful rates, so I was forced to change about $1.5K into Ugandan ...

near...'Death on the Nile'.....extreme rafting, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

near...'Death on the Nile'.....extreme rafting

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... over.....hauled into the rescue craft and reunited with our paddles, boat, guide and fellow rafters. Very exhilerating! Back near Kampala, the driver dropped K & G at an ATM as we were without Ugandan shillings - luckily they were successful as R was ...

Hakuna Matata, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Hakuna Matata

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... at various campsites along the way, plagued by the rains and cold weather, taking a few days break in a place called Jinja near Kampala to relax. Although most of the group decided to throw themselves into the source of the Nile and try some white water ...

Kampala and goodbye Uganda, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Kampala and goodbye Uganda

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... . The last day in Uganda and it was first down to the post office to mail home the dodgy Congolese woodwork and the souvenirs from Kampala. Something else for my sister to have a laugh over. I had a few hours spare before my mammoth 22 hour bus ride to ...

Nairobi to Kampala via Mbale, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Nairobi to Kampala via Mbale

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... 's family farewell and jumped on another boda-boda which had serendipitously arrived after I was told I would have to walk.   Kampala 12th January 2007 I was dropped at the taxi stand, where I was pounced upon by half a dozen touts.  I ...

Kampala for one night, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Kampala for one night

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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I arrived in Kampala late at night from Jinja and got to Red Chilli Hideaway, a backpackers hot-spot in Kampala. I just grabbed a quick dinner and sorted my bags out for the day trip to Murchison Falls the next day then pretty much went to sleep. Nothing ...

Goodbye Backpackers and Kampala, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Goodbye Backpackers and Kampala

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... Rosette Bish is beautiful and always has a smile and laugh for you. She went AWOL for a while to another part of Uganda, but fortunately came back before I had to leave. Jennifer, Lillian, Prossy, Margaret, Bela, John, Moses The backbone ...

Life on the Humanitarian Front Line, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Life on the Humanitarian Front Line

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... fact this many parts of this continent are incredibly, awesomely poor. A friend of mine recently had an experience in northern Uganda where she does incredible work with youth, former child soldiers and abductees, and conflict management. It is a story ...

Uganda - the Odyssey continues, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Uganda - the Odyssey continues

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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After a couple of days back in Moshi, Michelle and I hit the road for Uganda and a bit of gorilla ...

A response and addition to the last entry, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

A response and addition to the last entry

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Hello again everyone. Well, if anyone ever needs to know anything about Kampala, I'm your man. Once again I am back home in Backpackers. Will DJ ever get out of this city? Stay tuned... (As an aside, I love how my travelpod map has become this ...

Uganda stop-off, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Uganda stop-off

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... Also near Jinja we crossed the White Nile - both Niles in one trip! It was getting dark when we got to Kampala and we spent quite a while snagged in traffic, both on the bus and in the taxi to the backpackers. Red ...

The Boda Boda Night Parade, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

The Boda Boda Night Parade

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... the next week I did a lot of planning and errands to make sure I had all my camping supplies and I spent a little time exploring Kampala and of course did some relaxing as well. I was also lucky enough to be included in a big lunch party on Sunday where ...

A Child's Hand, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

A Child's Hand

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... palms towards you.   For Michelle, it started with a child's hand.   We were walking along a street in Kampala when a group of beggar children saw us, and immediately approaches.  Walking along side us, hands outstretched, saying "Sa. ...

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The "Nearly Killing My Best Friend" Story

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... James's taxi and took her to a nearby clinic. Flies came in and out of the window, and since that part of Kampala was experiencing one of its frequent power outages and this little clinic obviously could not afford a generator, everything was done by ...

Eldoret to Uganda, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Eldoret to Uganda

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... practically ran up and down. Upon reaching the largest waterfall, the spray soaked us in seconds. Now we are in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, a nice enough city with a good camp site. Unfortunately we are saying goodbye to Scott, who has bought a land ...

Happy New Year! And a Love Letter to Africa, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Happy New Year! And a Love Letter to Africa

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... greetings, Happy New Year, and all of those clichés. I am very sorry for the prolonged silence recently. I have been here in Kampala, Uganda for the last month or so. I have been staying at a place called Backpackers, and have become sort of the Norm ...

Splish Splash, I Was Having A Bath., Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Splish Splash, I Was Having A Bath.

A travel blog entry by irax

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... weird as I arrived at my accomodation and found about 10 friends from home already there. Due to the exhorbanate room rates here in Kampala I ended up sharing a double bed with the groom to be, now I think that's taking the best man duties a little too ...

Wedding Bells Are Chiming, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Wedding Bells Are Chiming

A travel blog entry by irax

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... that links everyone to Uganda, Lynne (David's sister) and Africanus, with their kid, Natasha. We had a whole day of preparations in Kampala. Nicola had 8 bridesmaids! yep 8! While David just had the one best man, that's me. A load of us met up for ...

The Passport Story, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

The Passport Story

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... Immigration for Uganda, and very strongly expressed his views on the subject. The next phone call was to the Chief of Police for Kampala. I then met with one of the heads of the Anti-Terrorist units for Uganda (?!). Another call went to an editor of the ...

Still in Kampala.........!, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Still in Kampala.........!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... steep and difficult in places! But it will be absolutly amazing being only a few metres from the gorillas! Yesterday we explored Kampala, we visited the market and walked through the city centre, mainly sorting out bits and bobs in the bank and shops ...

Africa............, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Africa............

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... card with our name on it, we met and walked across to the car to take us the 35kms from Entebbe to Ugandas capital city - Kampala. First impressions as we drove from the airport to the hostel was just how much like home it is! We guess that makes sense ...

World Challenge Expedition - Uganda, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

World Challenge Expedition - Uganda

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... . Our Uganda expedition dates were from July 8th, 2012 to August 8th, 2012. Our team arrived and stayed in Kampala at Kampala backpackers the first two days before heading to our 11 day project phase.  Main activities/achievements ...

Rescued Chimps And Royal Tombs., Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Rescued Chimps And Royal Tombs.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... formed groups however and politics play out as they would in the wild. We had one more sight to see in Uganda and so it was back to Kampala to see the UNESCO World Heritage listed Buganda Kings Tombs. Unfortunately, most of the site was raised by fire in ...

Nile Special, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Nile Special

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... to raft the Nile was one of the reasons we chose to visit Uganda, in fact. The rafting company picked us up from our Kampala hostel and drove us almost two hours to Jinja, where we signed our lives away in a very comprehensive liability waiver. They then ...

Sleepy Kampala, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

Sleepy Kampala

A travel blog entry by emma_inafrica

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... bag got reclaimed. The driver had kept driving, and I... had kept sleeping. 'Sleepy' seemed to sum up Uganda quite well. We arrived in Kampala in the early morning at a metal depot; all the goods transported from Nairobi were being unloaded and we ...

An Unexpected Surprise, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

An Unexpected Surprise

A travel blog entry by liadick

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... I didn’t know when I’d even get to Gulu, in fact I was trying to prepare myself to hear I would be staying in Kampala another month. I still wanted God to send me to Suubi but was trying to let go of that and be positive about where ever He ...

A big update!, Kampala, Uganda travel blog

A big update!

A travel blog entry by katiedurvin

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... was saved (what a certain type of Christian is called here) and I said yes. He had saved us from being stranded in downtown Kampala for hours. Twenty five minutes later we arrived on our street. Kim and I were so flustered from the ride and so thankful to ...

Ya???? Nooooo...., Kitetika, Uganda travel blog

Ya???? Nooooo....

A travel blog entry by gracemcp

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... later yesterday just fine. Now today! Oh boy! rumors of Besigye’s death and the entire capital city goes berserk! Seriously, Uganda! Rocks, fires, road blocks, more tear gas (which I was told is expired), more shooting. GEEZ!! I might get moved ...

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