MORE OF DAY 2 IN KAMPALA
03.19.2017 - 03.19.2017
We stopped for lunch at the relatively posh Ggaba Beach Resort, situated on Murchison Bay. This is a gated establishment located just blocks away from the bustling Ggaba Beach Market, where small stands sell everything from fruits and vegetables to construction materials. Our hosts ordered our meal at the resort, and then we spent a half hour walking around the market. Unfortunately, we were advised not to photograph the vendors, but the stands piled high with tomatoes, bananas, mangoes, along with the aromas of roasting fish and the like are forever embedded in my mind. There is a landing dock for fishing boats and the fresh fish is hauled up to be sold right away. Nile perch from Lake Victoria is one of Uganda's largest exports.
When we returned to the restaurant, we feasted on roasted whole tilapia, one of the best meals we enjoyed during our Ugandan adventure. This fish was seasoned to perfection!
Although it may have been the novelty of eating with our fingers that captured our fancy, most of us finished our fish down to the bones (but that is not an appetizing photograph to share!). We washed down our meal with Tangawizi ginger beer and enjoyed the beautiful breezes off Murchison Bay, a relaxing time watching as the fishing boats and the woodland kingfishers passed by.