Our second stop is the capital city of Kampala, a truly international city with beautiful views from the seven hills, rich culture, a variety of restaurants, fabulous coffee shops, music, traffic, embassies, and heartbreaking slums. Buzz around town on the back of boda-boda for a close-up view! Zip through the bustling streets and hold on to your helmets. Boda-bodas are the Ugandan version of Uber, only the ride is on a motorbike. Don’t worry, they can carry a whole family and some chickens on one boda-boda!
We will cruise past the Parliament buildings. You can visit the tombs of the Bugandan kings, pass the Gdaffid Mosque, and the soccer stadium where Idi Amin imprisoned his political opponents. For a riveting look at Uganda in the time of Amin, check out The Last King of Scotland.
If you’re lucky, there may be a performance you can catch at the Ugandan National Cultural Center which is surrounded by a great craft fair where you can shop for some souvenirs, like those African pants that everyone will be wearing on the plane ride back to the U.S. They're great for dinner by the lake after all the sightseeing.
If you're looking for something to do while sheltering in place, take the famous Ndere Music and Dance Troupe challenge!
How many pots can you balance on your head at once?
These are the same pants I was wearing today for my bike ride. OK, enough about me, time to get ready to rock some mileage. Get your sweat on for our friends in Uganda and report your sweat equity… Thank you for trekking with Global Village Connect!