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A trip to Uganda

3 week trip to the capital of Uganda, ending with a trip to Marbia forest.

by nigelkAbout Me:I'm a born and bred Londoner which loves to travel and experience different cultures read more

AfricaUganda23 days / July 2018

Highs & Lows

The atmosphere in the city is very open and friendly

The traffic is a nightmare!

Itinerary Overview

I always had an urge to visit Africa. I was born and raised in London and my father is from Uganda. I eventually I decided to travel with him to connect with my Culture, learn more about my heritage and experience this beautiful part of the world. I only had three weeks off work to visit the motherland. I decided to start in the capital city of Kampala, where many of my family live. Towards the end of my journey I decided to visit Marbia Forest, which is relatively close to Kampala  and makes for an amazing day trip. 

Kampala is a energetic City in the heart of Africa. I had an amazing time there with family and my partner. Jahazi Pier is an great place to relax, eat local food and enjoy a Lakefront View. 

Definitely, it is very important to find the time to connect with your roots and with this land full of magic and good energy.

An experience I will never forget 

  • 21 Nights: Kampala
    Family and city life
  • 2 Nights: Mabira forest
    Seeing wildlife

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have went to Mabira forest earlier to avoid traffic james

  • How was the food?

    Try the outdoor BBQs on the city streets in the evening. They're cheap and the meat and fish taste great.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Make friends with the locals, Ugandans are super friendly

  • Packing tips?

    Pack mosquito replelent for lakeside hang out spots like Jahazi Pier

  • Transportation Tips?

    Hire a driver for the day to take you around the city or for day trips.