Trans­port Links

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UGANDA IS SUR­PRIS­INGLY nim­ble when it comes to trans­porta­tion and find­ing your way around the coun­try, with the most pop­u­lar method be­ing through book­ing with one of the many com­pa­nies avail­able to trans­port you from meet­ing to meet­ing in your own car or bus de­pend­ing on the size of your party.

If you were to choose this man­ner of trans­porta­tion, you are likely to save co­pi­ous amounts of time that could have been wasted in look­ing for where to go and ar­rang­ing trans­porta­tion.

Of course there are many other op­tions avail­able. In Kampala in par­tic­u­lar - as well as other des­ti­na­tions - the boda-boda is a very good way to get from place to place. Per­haps more recog­nis­able as the mode of trans­port for the ad­ven­tur­ous type, these small moped type ve­hi­cles with cush­ions on the back are a cheap form of trans­port often used by lo­cals. Although it will pro­vide you with an au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ence, do take cau­tion if you choose to try this as they are often in­volved in ac­ci­dents.

De­pend­ing on the area in which you are stay­ing, you will find that Uganda has a good pub­lic bus sys­tem that runs on fixed routes in the form of minibuses or com­muter vans. You will find that both forms are rel­a­tively cheap and ef­fi­cient when run­ning between the ma­jor cen­tres.

The roads you are met with in Uganda are in good con­di­tion in com­par­i­son to many lo­cated in sub­Sa­ha­ran Africa, although they have de­te­ri­o­rated in patches. Many of the mi­nor roads are made of hard-packed soil and although pre­dom­i­nantly fine, if there have been heavy rains then they can quickly be­come treach­er­ous.

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