Andrew Roberts writes:
Travellers driving themselves between Kampala and northern Uganda will be pleased to note a new Shell filling station at Byetale, between the Kafu and Karuma bridges. Hitherto, the road north of Luwero was a petro-desert, the next Shell stations occurring in Gulu (200km away), Lira (200km) and Arua (350km). There are of course plenty of small, independent outlets but these are prone to erratic supplies and a tendency to ruin your engine with dirty fuel diluted with paraffin. Supplies at Shell Bytale are not infallible of course so call to check availability on 0772 823585.