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Things to know before you visit Kampala city

Fly to entebbe . If you’re coming to Kampala capital city of Uganda , get a flight to Entebbe, a town of around 32 miles south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria and destination to Uganda’s only international airport. Once there, a taxi is the most straightforward way to reach the city, and should charge around 10,000 Ugandan shillings (US$26. Even with any shortcuts your driver might know, the journey is likely to take a couple of hours, so sit back and take in your new surroundings. (Remember, the traffic is just as bad going the other way, so leave plenty of time for your return to the

Eat your weight (or more) in green bananas. In 2012, the average Ugandan ate 660 pounds of bananas a year. (That’s 1.8 pounds each day.) Matooke (green bananas) literally translates as “food” in Luganda, and is an integral part of the city’s diet and of Baganda culture. (Other staples like sweet potatoes, “Irish” potatoes, spinach, and meat stews are almost always accompanied by matooke.)

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