A menu is simply a guide to what may possibly be available at one given point in time. Nature Uganda is leading the campaign to Save the Crane. Jane Bussman is a British comedy writer campaigning to have Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA, caught. ) negotiate the rapids, you’ll certainly never forget a day on the Nile. Rollex or ‘rolled eggs’ – an omelette rolled up in a chapati – is my favourite street food. I love Ugandan music – but no idea what I’m singing along to! Squashed between the industrial area and smarter Muyenga, it’s where I first fell in love with Uganda. Owino market has everything you could ever want to buy, but it’s hard work. Feeling nervous, learning to trust your guide, screaming with laughter as you successfully (or not! Is the country better or worse off as an independent nation? Will the celebrations be hijacked by anti-government protesters? I’m no expert on Ugandan politics (although the is very proud of her politics degree from SOAS) – so let’s leave the analysis to the pundits and have some fun. Everywhere you go, every shop, bar or streetcorner can sell you mobile phone credit, for as little as 200 shillings (a few cents or pennies). So, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence, I thought I’d share with you my top 50 reasons why I Love Uganda. (Yeah I know, most people would just get on a plane! It does not reflect what is actually in the kitchen.
This great fun project keeps my creative heart thumping. You make the late nights and the missed week-ends all worthwhile.
anything to do with elephants – is the mission of UCF, whom I volunteered with for nearly three years. UWEC Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (once Entebbe Zoo) has a cafe overlooking the beach. Despite the challenges of life in a developing country, there's nowhere else I’d rather be.
Dusty and under resourced, the Museum is still a gem. I tried to keep a straight face when Janero told me he had “pregnanted his girlfriend.” 47. So tell me what would be in your top 50 things you love about Uganda? I fell in love with Uganda the moment I set foot here.
Having the Ugandan name ‘Nagawa’ – thanks to my friend Rashid – has been a huge icebreaker. I’m therefore a member of the Nkima red tailed monkey clan. You can see virtually all of Uganda’s big mammals at UWEC.
Everything seems to be sold out by the time I get there – but the view’s worth it. Experience Uganda with me: cultural (mis)interpretations, expat travel advice, travel and tourism, wildlife and birds, Safari field trips, conservation, East African culture, volunteering and the occasional cross-border bus journey.