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Masaka and the Ugandan Equator

Halfway on the Kampala-Masaka highway I asked my matatu driver to let me off as we had reached the equatorial line dividing the Southern and the Northern Hemisphere. There was not much to see there other than two circular monuments with a line going through them, but there was a local these showing me how […]

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Ssese Island Trip Report

I don’t like to write blog posts with lots practical info, but as there was virtually no information online about how to independently get to Ssese Island from Masaka I thought I should put some up there. From Masaka to Kalangala town you could either catch a matatu (minivan) costing 15000UGX/4USD ride that takes you […]

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Staying with a shoemaker in Entebbe

While waiting for my visas to South Sudan and Burundi to get ready I headed to the city of Entebbe, which is where Kampala Airport is located, less than an hour away from the Ugandan Capital. Unlike Kampala, Entebbe is full of expats and tourists (aka “Mzungus”) probably for its reputation for being safer but […]

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Griffin Falls Camp in the Mabira Forest Reserve

So far in Uganda I had only visited cities like Kampala, Entebbe and Jinja, so when my friends asked me if I wanted to tag along to the Griffin Falls Camp in the Mabira Forest I happily accepted and Saturday morning we were on our way. A red tail monkey looking for breakfast The camp […]

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The Ugandan Capital Kampala

Normally I prefer to just pass by capitals when I have to change buses or fly in to them, but this time I had to arrange visas to Burundi and South Sudan which both took a couple of days, so I ended up staying with a local family in a nearby village called Kisimbiri for […]

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