Kampala - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

No prejudices that I can think of. That being said, it seems to take quite a bit of effort to make local friends. Most places that expats go are frequented by primarily other expats. I imagine if you made a concerted effort to go other places you would make Ugandan friends, as they can be quite friendly. - Aug 2020

Ugandans are very nice, polite people. - Nov 2019

Ugandans are friendly and like to smile. I felt welcome. - Oct 2019

Yes, but we hang out more with expats. There is a pretty big discrepancy between 'normal' Ugandans (quite poor) and the wealthy (hugely wealthy). So it is easier to find common ground with other expats. - Mar 2019

Not easy at all. - Feb 2019

Easy to make friends with locals ; it's quite integrated in Kampala. Unsure about ethnic prejudices. - Jan 2019

Ugandans are very nice and polite, they tend to want to help you if they can. - Dec 2018

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