When I go somewhere new, I always want to go back but I did not quite get that vibe in Kampala Uganda. Kampala is the capital and largest city in Uganda and all I can say is that I was not really impressed. The urban and regional planning was quite poor and road network was in a worse condition and this restricted my exploring.
Its a city with too much disorganized traffic if there is a word like that. The locals call it “jam” and it was indeed a jam. Moving around by whatever means was tedious. I got frustrated going by taxis and tried buses hoping the drivers would be familiar with alternative routes and man-over their way but it was a No!
I also tried the motor bikes called boda-boda but got nowhere. I then decided to leave Kampala for Jinja the adventure capital of Uganda but after spending over 3 hours from my host’s house to the bus station , I decided to head to Nairobi instead. I had seen enough of Uganda. I could take it no more. Two nights and I was done.
I however bonded with my hosts family who call this city home and it was a great time I spent with them. We took a lot of pictures, talked about life in Kamapala and their plans for the future. I had met Raffine the first and oldest son on Couchsurfing, young chap but he sure knew his way around and was my guide during my stay.
Even though my opening words contradicts this, I would like to give Kamapla Uganda the benefit of doubt. I would make the excuse that it was probably because I was there during the holidays and its the rush that comes with it. So if anyone is willing to sponsor me, by all means ;). Definitely not with my money, I would rather see somewhere else :D.
Also, if you’re doing the East Africa on the East Africa Tourist Visa, you can definitely skip Kampala Uganda, I feel like Jinja would be a better fit but in Molara Brown words “I wont say Jinja is any better, take the tourist attractions and it feels like nothing”