Supermarket on the Kampala-Gulu Road

Cameron writes: We were travelling up the Kampala-Gulu Road this morning and stopped at the Kabalega Diner for a coffee. We spotted a new building next door and went in to discover a very well-stocked supermarket (for Uganda). Whilst picking up stores for the next leg of our road trip, the enthusiastic and effervescent owner, … Continue reading Supermarket on the Kampala-Gulu Road


Nile Backpackers, Gulu

Joseph writes: Newly opened in October 2018 and still developing, Nile Backpackers ( stands around the corner from Gulu's popular Serenity (formerly Sankofa) Cafe and has 4 ensuite rooms, 2 dorm style rooms with 4 beds each and 2 tents. However the ensuite rooms have a touch of luxury with AC, TV and nicely furnished rooms … Continue reading Nile Backpackers, Gulu

New filling station at Bytale

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 … Continue reading New filling station at Bytale

René V’s trip report

Me and my girlfriend took a two week holiday trip around Uganda, going clockwise from Entebbe to Kampala, via Masindi+Murchison Falls NP, Gulu, Mbale+Sipi Falls and from Jinja back to Kampala. The trip can be characterized as budget, so we gave up some comfort and travelled with public transport. Important to notice, we travelled in … Continue reading René V’s trip report

Sara & Adrian’s updates

We've  just spent several fascinating weeks travelling round Uganda (mainly by public transport) & have enjoyed the experience & using the guide. Below are a few thoughts/comments/recommendations: edition. 1. Re minibus-taxis, I'd say that the law of 3 passengers per row is strictly enforced in Kampala but did not find that to be the case … Continue reading Sara & Adrian’s updates

Ineke van Kessel’s updates

Bradt Uganda guide: additions/updates from Ineke van Kessel Minibus taxi’s: we found that adherence to the rules for the maximum number of passengers is limited to Kampala-Entebbe-Jinja. Everywhere else where we travelled it was common to squeeze 4-5 bums in a row, sometimes with some passengers floating above the seated ones. Mobile phone: a sim-card … Continue reading Ineke van Kessel’s updates