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Not too many travelers make their way to Gulu when visiting Uganda. Those that do usually go to see the Merchison Falls. Otherwise travelers visiting the area generally stick to more well-known destinations. If you do travel to Gulu, please take some time to tell us about what you saw in this Gulu travel guide.
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there's a great cafe in town called kope cafe - try out the treehouse and meet the guys that work there from a local youth program called HEALS. top smoothies too! they were also having a photography exhibition by some local kids when i was there. pretty special stuff!

you can almost get by just walking around gulu, but if it's too hot, you can always grab a boda-boda (motorbike taxi) for about a dollar anywhere. 8000Ush is about equal to a USdollar.

it's better to get your shillings organised in Kampala or another bigger city before you get to Gulu...they do have a Barclays bank but  by the time you get into town it'll probably be late - as the bus from Kampala takes  between 6 and 7 hours.

Gulu has been quite peaceful for the last 2 years, the LRA activity has lessened considerably in the area, however, some countries may warn their citizens not to travel in northern uganda at present.
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Gulu is now safe and in the midst of an amazing economic recovery.  My wife and I have lived here for 2 years and we love it.  Hoping you can visit, and if you do I recommend using a site Wajoli.com to book your hotel acommondation.  As far as I know, its the only site that lets you <a href="http://www.wajoli.com">Book Gulu Hotels Online</a>.
Safe Travels!
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