We were just in Uganda and had an amazing time! We used your guide book, which was of great help – informative, interesting and funny. Thank you so much!
We were backpacking and realized that it wasn’t that easy to get around with local transport. Perhaps (probably, hopefully) many more will be in our situation and we just wanted to update you a bit.
- We took boda bodas from Mbarara to Ruhija and it costed us Ush 60,000, just as you wrote in the book. You also asked your readers to let you know how it was. We’re hereby letting you know it was great! It took us around 1,5 hour and it was so nice to ride along the big road, through the hilly landscape and villages, and then on the dirt road climbing up and down the hills in Bwindi national park. Perhaps not for the very chicken-hearted one, but assuming that goes for all boda boda trips!
- From Ruhija we wanted to get to Fort Portal. We had someone (a friend of the hotel staff) drive us to Kihihi in the evening and the next morning we took 1) a small taxi (yes, packed with people) at 6.00 and then 2) changed to a mini-buss taxi. This took us approx. 4,5 hours. We just wanted to recommend the hotel that we stayed at in Kihihi: Kashunju Guest Hse (sic). Really nice staff/owners, clean rooms and possible to order dinner from a nearby restaurant (or someone’s home, we’re not really sure). Ush 60,000 for a double room. The manager called about the taxi the night before and it picked us up from the hotel.
Again, thank you for joining us on our trip to Uganda. We had a blast!