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Kampala, Uganda
What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?
The weather is semi-tropical in Kampala. There is no excessive humidity. I would say it is similar to southern California in the spring time but with adequate rainfall. Overall it is quite pleasant.
What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?
Toyota, Land Rover, and Mitsubishi are the most common vehicles. It would be best to bring/purchase an SUV of one of these brands.

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