The silent town of Namugongo is situated 16 kilometers north east of the city of Kampala. Namugongo is recognized all over the world as the place where young men were burnt to death for holding strong in their Christian belief. Christians from all over the world gather at Namugongo shrines on 3rd June every year to commemorate the lives of the young men. those planning to travel to Namugongo need to familiarize themselves with several key points.
The money factor. Ugandan currency is the shilling with one dollar being the equivalent of 2800 Ugandan shillings. When bringing in foreign currency it is advisable to use the U.S. dollar, but it should be dated not earlier than the year 2009. One can also exchange the Euro in the available foreign exchange bureaus. The person using either the dollar or the Euro to pay for services will always enjoy a cheaper stay than those using the shilling. In Uganda, a majority of banks, accept Visa enabled debit and credit cards. However, few banks accept MasterCard debit and credit cards.
How to get to Namugongo. One can fly into Namugongo, or they can use the road. When entering through Entebbe airport, tourist have to have paid for Visas from Uganda embassies near their home country. One has the option to buy the single country visa at $50 or one that gives access to other east African countries at $100. The Kenyan route through the Busia and Malaba border points is the most ideal for those travelling by road. Fuel being cheaper in Kenya, one is advised to take up as much as they need for the journey before crossing over.
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Telephone access. Access to phone services in Uganda is well established. Some of these services providers also have bases in other east African countries. This gives the benefit of using the same mobile network even when the traveler goes into other neighboring countries. The numerous phone shops gives one a platform to access phones and sim cards for communication purposes. Other modes of communication are also available with the numerous phone agents and telephone booths.
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Tokens of Appreciation. Tokens of appreciation in Uganda are given differently than in other countries. Two areas are key to note in regard to giving tips. The taxi drivers and other transportation service providers do not expect tips after their service, unlike other countries. The cost of the services given should have been agreed well in advance before the service is given. In hotels, the quality of service is wholly based on the appreciation done on the previous visit. It is therefore worth noting the tipping culture in the area before going out dishing out tips.