Kampala Uganda Matatu Park

Matatu Chaos in Kampala

It is like a public transport version of Where’s Wally (Where’s Waldoin US-speak).

Problem: All the minibuses (matatu) or share taxis look the same, have little or no signage and are travelling to diverse places all over Uganda from Kampala’s suburbs to across the country.

Challenge: Finding the correct matatu going to where you want to go (and hoping it is nearly full as it won’t leave until it is).

Solution: Not obvious but (nearly) everyone seems to work it out by doing lots of asking. Remarkably, talking to the right driver and he can tell you that the bus four rows over and six along is the one going to some tiny town 400 kilometres away.

Only in Africa…



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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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