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

What should we know?

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

What can we see or do there?

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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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The Directions

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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
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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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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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