Uganda

Getting into this place was a bit slow as the processing of the carnets seemed to stress the revenue collector who we had to pay 32,000 Shillings to ($20 us) this had to be in local money only and the Visa of $50 US had to be paid in US $ only, but we got there.
Great roads and the evidence of the heavy rain and flooding that we had heard about on the news. Really glad we are not on dirt roads here, though we did have a long section of road-works that had holes you could have hidden a small car in.

The only safe accommodation tends to be inlock-up compounds that are surrounded by high fences and patrolled by armed guards, so often we feel a bit removed from the locals at the beer end of the day.

2 Responses to Uganda

  1. Pan September 12, 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    Yeah in a 4wk visit to Uganda in Jan this year I was surprised by how much better Ugandan roads were, in general, than those of Kenya and especially Tanzania. Nowhere near the number of Police roadblocks either, the police seem way less prone to harassing motorists for bribes than in Tanz. Long may that last.
    Place did seem a bit less secure, for wazungu anyway, after dark. Tanz was nicer that way. Ride safe,

    Andy

  2. maywood@xtra.c0.nz September 30, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    I just think the raw beauty of east africa needs to be explained to make the rest of the world under stand

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