Brad’s been doing some research on travel in Uganda recently and ended up telling me some really interesting tid bits! Did you know…
- It is inappropriate for men to wear shorts.
- Dialing “911” in Uganda = “999”.
- Ugandans sometimes won’t accept US cash made before year 2000 — even for exchanging currency.
- If you take pictures inside the airport, at a waterfall near Jinja, or of military or police, you can be detained! And there are no posted signs that say “no pictures.”
- If you get hurt in Uganda, you will be medically evacuated to Kenya. Check that your insurance will cover this BEFORE you go, because it is expensive!!
- TRAVEL DANGERS: (both of the following sound like the same dangers as living in a college town, haha!)
- One of the biggest danger to travelers is leaving your drink unattended or accepting drinks from strangers — not just at bars, but even accepting drinks from children on daytime tour buses! (drinks could be drugged where the drinker passes out and is robbed or assaulted)
- Kampala has “particularly dangerous” road conditions due to alcohol, little driver’s training, & wreckless driving. Tourists are advised to stay off of the road ENTIRELY at night!
- American’s are advised to “stay away” if any riots break out. Hmm… isn’t that plain common sense!?
Please realize that probably MANY countries would include a laundry list of cautionary warnings if you went to their US government travel site! It is important to know what the warnings are & to be alert no matter where you go. I can’t wait to give you FIRST HAND reports on travel in Uganda WITH A NEW BABY!! Yaaaaay!