Getting Around Uganda

Ugandans are a remarkably positive and spirited people, and no-one comes away from the country without a measure of admiration and affection for the people. So getting around Uganda for the first time on safari trip is not such a hustle for so many. You’ll find navigating this small East Africa destination is quite comforting, like Micheal Dauglas and Denny in Romancing the Stone blockbuster.

Education levels have traditionally been high by African standards and most Ugandans are keen debaters, discussing politics and personality in equal measure. They are opinionated and eloquent during disagreements, yet unfailingly polite and engagingly warm. The national personality, if a country can be said to have one, is in stark contrast to the brutality and bloodshed of the past.

Ugandans are a very polite and friendly people, and will often greet strangers on public transport or in rural areas. This is not just a simple ‘hello’ but also ‘How are you?’ or ‘How is your family?’, and the interest is genuine. Hence, in social situations it is always best to ask after the wellbeing of whomever you are introduced to, rather than just a simple hello.

With that little pathetic advice, here are a couple of links to getting around Uganda—topics that will help you navigate your safari trip including, technology, money, psyche and social tips from a local experienced traveller. You can chat with me at if you got anything to add or something you disagree with.

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