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. Every the third day of June, Christians from all over the world gather at the renown Namugongo shrines in remembrance of the 32 martyrs. It is advisable for those going to the Namugongo martyrs shrine hotel to consider the following points in their planning.
Issues money. In Uganda, the shilling stands as the main currency which can be exchanged with the dollar at the rate of 2800 Uganda shillings to a dollar. It is advisable for one to bring in money in the form of dollars which should not be older 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. Namugongo can be accessed either by air or by road. Namugongo is accessible to Entebbe international airport, and therefore one needs to purchase visas from the embassies near their countries of origin. Visas are available structured to fit the needs of travelers those who are travelling to Uganda only can get the visa at $50 and those wishing to travel to other countries in East Africa can get the visa at $100. Those considering travelling by road should take up the Kenyan route through the Busia and Malaba boarders points as it is the best. Fuel being cheaper in Kenya, one is advised to take up as much as they need for the journey before crossing over. Know more about hotels at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/hotels.
Telephone communication. Providers of telephone services in Uganda are well established ensuring accessibility. A the majority of these service providers are also present in other countries. This helps so that one can use the same service provider even in other neighboring countries. The numerous phone shops gives one a platform to access phones and sim cards for communication purposes. Phone booths and other pay phone agents are also available all over the city and in other major towns.
Giving tips. How people show appreciation in Uganda is different than other countries. Two areas are key to note in regard to giving tips. Unlike other countries, Namugongo transport service providers rarely expect tips from their customers. It is advisable to always get a quoted bill before the service is rendered. On the contrary, in hotels tips given on an earlier visit, will guarantee you better service when you get back to the hotel. Travelers should take note of the above before going out giving tips, click here to get started!