When we were planning the trip, we looked into renting a car in Entebbe to get back and forth from our hotel to the school.
I asked the Principal, Jumba, about that and he said that the school would provide us transportation every day to school and anywhere else we wanted to go.
After arriving in Entebbe, we quickly realized that was the smartest decision we made. First the steering wheel is on the right side of the vehicle, and they drive on the left side of the road! Traffic is crazy, traffic laws are nonexistent compared to the US, and there are no street signs. The roads go all different directions and at times you are driving straight into oncoming traffic!
Uganda has a lot of motorcycles; more than any other type of vehicle. They’re used for taxi service and as delivery drivers. They weave in and out of the cars on the road in scary ways but no one seems bothered by it. They also have Toyota taxi vans that have seats for 14 passengers. There are pedestrians everywhere who also just walk out into traffic and climb over the median wall in the center of the busy highway to go across wherever they like.
Our hotel used minivans to transport people to and from the airport. Our ride each day was in a small Toyota SUV. I saw cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes. There are many types of boats with quite a bit of traffic going across the lake to the different islands. The most common boat is the wooden fishing boats that we saw them making by hand at the Landing. The craftsmanship is quite good considering they’re only using hand tools.