Kisoro

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    Top Descriptions

    Kisoro might be a small and scruffy little strip of a town, but it’s in a great location if you’re looking to explore the Virunga Mountains, visit nearby or travel to or from neighbouring . For this purpose, Kisoro does fairly well. There’s a couple of decent enough restaurants in town, and some OK places to stay too such as . If you’re not planning on going or doing the (or other hikes in ), then you might want to move on quickly however, as the cut-rate exhaust fumes seem to linger here more than in other places in . – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    If you’re not thinking of entering the , aside from a few lakes there may be little to keep you in Kisoro for long. Of course, you could always spend a night or two here on the way to through the .
    If you’re on a budget, consider eating lunch every day at for about UGX6,000.
    Don’t expect many things in Kisoro to be open before midday on a Sunday. You can also expect pretty poor access to the internet here and looong queues outside the cash machines on certain days.
     
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    The Location

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      Environment type:hill, forest, lake, volcano
      Location type:national park, rural, town, village
       
      Religion type:Christianity, Islam

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
      Average daily budget:UGX72,500

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:5 nights
      High season:June, July, August
      Low season:April, May, October, November

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:256

        How can we get there?

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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:3
           
          Travel time to attractions:45 minutes
          Travel time to next location:2 hours, 15 minutes
           
          Altitude:1,890m
          Population:17561
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          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlUGX6,000
            Beer (national)500ml
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            Fizzy drink1 litre
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            Fruit juice1 litreUGX7,500
            Gin (multinational)1 litreUGX75,000
            Gin (national)1 litreUGX28,000
            Milk1 litreUGX4,000
            Oil1 litreUGX8,000
            Rum (multinational)1 litreUGX95,000
            Rum (national)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litreUGX35,000
            Vodka (national)1 litre
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            Water1 litreUGX750
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreUGX65,000
            Whisky (national)1 litreUGX22,000
            Wine1 bottleUGX40,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100g
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            Apples1kgUGX4,000
            Bananas1kgUGX1,000
            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barUGX3,500
            Chocolate (national)1 barUGX2,500
            Coconut milk1 canUGX5,000
            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozen
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            Garlic1kgUGX500
            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jarUGX6,500
            Ice cream1 unit
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            Jam1 jar
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            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kgUGX8,000
            Peanut butter1 jarUGX9,000
            Peanuts100g
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            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100gUGX4,000
            Rice1kgUGX12,000
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kg
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottleUGX10,000
            Conditioner1 bottle
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            Condoms1 packUGX12,000
            Deodorant1 canUGX4,000
            Floss1 pack
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottleUGX14,000
            Laundry soap1 barUGX2,000
            Razors1 packUGX2,500
            Sanitary towels1 packUGX3,500
            Shampoo1 bottleUGX14,000
            Soap1 barUGX3,500
            Tampons1 box
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            Toilet roll1 unitUGX600
            Toothpaste1 tubeUGX2,500
            Washing powder1 boxUGX4,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 packUGX3,500
            Chapstick1 unitUGX15,000
            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 packUGX500
            Ibuprofen1 packUGX600
            Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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            Nail clippers1 setUGX1,000
            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packUGX14,000
            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packUGX7,500
            Cigarettes (national)20-packUGX3,000
            Coriander100gUGX5,000
            Cumin100gUGX4,000
            Fuel1 litreUGX3,490
            Internet1 hourUGX3,000
            Lighter1 unit
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            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unitUGX6,000
            Travel plug1 unitUGX25,000
            Turmeric100gUGX5,000
            Stock1 packUGX4,000

            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Baked potato (meat)UGX13,000
              Baked potato (vegetarian)UGX12,000
              Biryani (meat)UGX16,000
              Breakfast (continental)UGX12,000
              Breakfast (cooked)UGX15,000
              BuffetUGX20,000
              BurgerUGX12,667
              Burger (cheese)UGX14,500
              Burger (vegetarian)UGX9,000
              Burrito (meat)UGX12,000
              Burrito (vegetarian)UGX10,000
              Cake (slice)UGX6,000
              CarbonaraUGX15,000
              CerealUGX7,000
              ChapattiUGX1,167
              Chilli con (vegetarian)UGX9,000
              Chilli con carneUGX15,000
              Curry (generic – meat)UGX12,333
              Curry (generic – vegetable)UGX10,250
              Eggs (how you like)UGX4,400
              Fillet (fish)UGX12,000
              Fish and chipsUGX11,500
              French friesUGX4,500
              Fried (chicken)UGX14,000
              Fruit saladUGX5,333
              G/KatogoUGX5,667
              GuacamoleUGX4,333
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              Liver and chipsUGX5,000
              Meat ballsUGX12,500
              OmeletteUGX5,750
              Pancake (loaded)UGX9,000
              Pancake (simple)UGX5,000
              Pasta (meat)UGX12,250
              Pasta (vegetable)UGX11,500
              Pizza (loaded)UGX15,500
              Pizza (simple)UGX10,000
              Quesadilla (vegetables)UGX7,000
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              RolexUGX6,000
              SaladUGX6,333
              Salad (meat)UGX7,000
              Samosas (meat)UGX9,000
              Samosas (vegetable)UGX10,000
              Sandwich (basic)UGX8,875
              Sandwich (loaded)UGX11,875
              Sausage and mashUGX10,000
              Soup (meat)UGX6,000
              Soup (vegetarian)UGX6,750
              Stew (meat)UGX10,333
              Stir fry (meat)UGX16,000
              Stir fry (vegetable)UGX9,500
              Sweet and sour (meat)UGX16,500
              Whole (chicken)UGX55,000
              Whole (fish)UGX17,000
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Beer (multinational)UGX7,000
              Beer (national)UGX4,250
              CappuccinoUGX5,000
              CoffeeUGX3,700
              Fruit juice (concentrated)UGX3,333
              Fruit juice (fresh)UGX4,333
              Gin (shot)UGX2,500
              Hot chocolateUGX4,667
              MilkshakeUGX4,000
              Red BullUGX7,000
              SmoothieUGX4,000
              Soft drinkUGX1,600
              TeaUGX2,300
              Tea (African)UGX3,300
              Tea (herbal)UGX3,500
              Waragi (shot)UGX2,333
              Water (2L)UGX2,500
              Whisky (shot)UGX8,000
              Wine (glass)UGX7,000

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