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No. 3 - BEYOND KAMPALA

 

 

Though Uganda’s main tourist attractions are concentrated along Uganda’s western and eastern borders, hundreds of kilometres from Kampala, there is plenty of scope for exploration in the vicinity of the capital. This map and the gazetteer on the reverse present possibilities for a day or weekend break close to the metropolis.  A map of Entebbe town is also included on the reverse.

 

Some formal activities in the Kampala-Jinja area, such as white water rafting and horse riding are well known. Others, such as dirt biking, forest walks, shoebill spotting and sailing may be less familiar.  There is also plenty of scope to make your own exploratory outings.  My favourite discoveries lie to the south of the slow, traffic-choked Jinja road. Tea estates, a surprising amount of forest, isolated lakeside towns and some beautiful (and as yet undeveloped) beaches and bays await.  Take a motorbike or bicycle to Kampala’s Ggaba port and make the 15-minute crossing to Bule landing on the opposite side of the bay. Then head east towards Jinja and see what you can discover along the way!

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Bradt Guide to Uganda (7th edition: 2013) Philip Briggs & Andrew Roberts.

Updates on blog: http://bradtugandaupdate.wordpress.com

 

The Eye

Free bi-monthly ad magazine and directory. Also online at www.theeye.co.ug

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