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“Road tripping through Western Uganda with Airtel 4G”

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I’m a sucker for a good road trip, especially road trips way out of town with glorious scenery, clean air, vibrant wildlife and cheap food. The problem though is that up until now, the further one would go, the worse the mobile network and internet connection would become. Although sometimes this can be an opportunity to truly disconnect and bond with nature (some might say), for a blogger and digital marketer like myself, it’s a huge inconvenience.

I personally love the idea of working remotely and it’s why I chose to do what I do for a living. My best life is the one where I travel and work at the same time. Work is travel, travel is work (you catch my drift…?). With Airtel’s countrywide 4G, this is made possible for me.

Day 1

Our two day Western Uganda road trip started from Kampala on Wednesday morning. We drove to Kibale National Park, making an impromptu stop on the way at Kagorogoro tea plantation to take in the lush views and share a few light moments. After briefly stopping by the National Park, we continued to Fort Portal town for a late lunch/ early dinner at one of my favorite lunch spots in Fort portal, Gardens Restaurant, before continuing to Kasese town for the night.

Day 2

On our second day, we used the Mbarara route back to Kampala. First, we drove all the way to the Mpondwe border that separates Uganda from Congo. We were able to park our car on the Ugandan side and actually cross the border into Congo on foot, all the while monitoring our Airtel 4G connection. After gallivanting at the border, we proceeded to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Did you know that the world’s main latitude, the Equator, crosses right through Queen Elizabeth National Park? Unfortunately, the equator monument is currently under renovation however, there is an improvisation in place that provides a great temporary backdrop for pictures. We continued to Kampala via Mbarara town, completing our journey in a perfect loop.

After this trip, I’m definitely not taking another upcountry trip without my Airtel 4G sim card. Airtel 4G offers me both convenience and reliability. Read more about Airtel’s countrywide 4G here.

Is a good internet connection important to you when you travel upcountry? Have you tested Airtel’s countrywide 4G network yet? If so, let me know in the comments below. Xx

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  • Santiago

    3 years ago

    Hi there! Such a great short article, thanks!

    • khukyenda

      2 years ago


      Glad you enjoyed it! ?

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