I will post more about local customs we have seen and food, and people. I had never realized the diversity that Uganda has. We have felt very safe everywhere. The Ugandans, as a whole are extremely courteous, modest, VERY friendly, and kind. They have some wonderful customs to make others feel welcome and comfortable. The country is peaceful now, and changing as tourists discouver the biodiversity and beauty. I hope this doesn't change their country personality. The food has been good and fresh and basic. Everything everywhere is grown locally with out even fertilizer. It is literally "stored" in the ground until pulled out to eat. plaintains and bananas are a huge staple and we have them cooked some way every mean. Potaos are always served boiled or roasted. Fresh greens and spinach at every meal. Chapati bread (introduced by the Indian population) is always served. Condiments are few, but usually sauces made with peanuts. Peanuts(whichnthey call "ground nuts") are everywhere. Tomatoes are a huge crop, along with tea, and wonderful Ugandan coffee. We have eaten everything served, even the lettuce, and grasshoppers, which are a delicasiy especially in the rural areas. Nothing is spicey. It is a diet centered around vegetbales and starches like maize and manioc..sp.
So I need to finish packing, send this and hit the road again. Catch us later!