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Discussion in 'Indians in Africa' started by Mahajanpragati, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Mahajanpragati

    Mahajanpragati Platinum IL'ite

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    hi praharsh,
    congrats on job offer.
    kampala is very safe & friendly city.all Indian things are very easily available .there is Indian Association & lots of regional association like patidhar asso. andhra asso. bengali asso. etc.
    lots of indian shops in all areas grocery,hardware,electronics,medicine etc.
    there is Delhi public school,Aga khan,Kampala international school & many playway & higher level schools run & owned by indians.
    all things are easily available but if u have extra space u can bring kitchen items like pressure cooker,wok etc otherwise u can get everything

    it can get chilly sometimes so make sure u have some fullsleeved dresses & it rains a lot here(almost everyday)
    lots of socialising is there with parties & functions like garba,diwali mela,durga puja,new year............
    if u have more queries u are most welcome to ask
    pragati
     
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    hi madam,

    Thanking you for your guidance regarding Kampala initially i have to go Nairobi where our company have headquarter i m joining in securex co ltd it is provided security facility. first three months i have to stay at Nairobi only then i will come at Kampala. secondly want to ask company will allow me to take my family after six months so according to you can i allow my family after six months i mean asking regarding security point of view and if you have any idea about this company please let me give some guidance. and is there any Indian bank in Kampala?? or how can i send money to my home is there any Money exchange bank at Kampala??? once again thanks to give me your precious time to reply me and last but not least can you please tell me regarding weather condition like in India Nov to Feb is cold march to June- July summer, July-Aug to September rainy what about there????
    Awaiting for your reply soon...............

    Thanks and regards
    Praharsh.v
     
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    hi praharsh,
    feb to april are usually considered cold mths.if u have small kids its good to have socks,caps,trousers,fullsleeved tshirts etc in there wardrobe.its not much hot anytime of the year & temp hovers between 18 to 35 throughout the year.lots of rains.

    normally,for any person joining company in africa the companies don't allow the families to come for 2 to 3 mths .they want u to adjust here 1st & if u are not able to adjust u can go back which is more cheap then sponsoring the whole family.but as u have to 1st join in Narobi & then in Kampala & u are in security providing company ur time frame is 6 mths.u can try to negotiate to 3-4 mths as here the school sessions began in sept & its better if kids join then .
    there are going to be elections here in feb march 2011.one can't predict security issues during elections but the people living here for past 20-25 years assure that security is no problem.
    don't know anything about the company u have mentioned but there are lots of security agencies & with lots of Indian employees.our security providers are Tight Security Ltd.
    there is Bank of Baroda,Crane bnk(indian owner).lots of UAXbranches to send money.money reaches the family in usually 24 hrs.try to open NRI or NRO account in Indian bnk before coming.
    getting an yellow vaccine is a must & visa is on arrival with fee of $50 in kamapala.
    u & ur family are going to love this place.
    rgds
    pragati
     
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    hi madam,

    Thanking you for your truly suggestion and guidance no prob and not worried for school bcoz i just got married before 1year ago so i m very young and i don't have kids. thanks again for your guidance regarding overall view of Kampala.

    Regards
    praharsh.v
     
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    hi madam this praharsh,
    i m in your kampala now since last 4 days and i am stayin at bogologi area luthuli avenue and i like kampala infact a have not seen all area but went to nakumaat and as per ur guideance garden city its very good thanking you for your guideline and whare did you staied in kampapla?
    regards
    praharsh
     
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    Hi Swapna,

    Not sure whether it is too late to reply your post. I was staying in Kampala for almost 2 years in 2006-08. It was quite good place. Lot of indian community particularly Gujratis. Easily indian stuffs are available. Cost wise as a thimb rule you can double the indian price. But, climate, people, safety ...superb.

    Please let me know for specific information.

    TC.

     
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    hi mrs.pragati.

    nice to see that you are from kampala. we are going to relocate soon to kampala. i am married and have 2 girls aged 9 and 6. i need some clarifications.

    bye for now.
    bharathi

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    Dear Mrs.Pragati,

    Your previous posts in this thread gave me a good vision about Kampala. I want to know about the good schools and the school fees. My daughters are in 4th and 1st standard. Also I want to know about the house rent and the peaceful areas to live in. Thanks in advance.

    Bye for now,
    Bharathi
     
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    hi bharthi,
    sorry for late reply.i was in India for 2 mths holidays & am back this sunday only.
    kampala is great place.most welcome to u & ur family.u will get adjusted very soon as all things are easily available.
    there are many schools here.Aga Khan & DPS fee is around 500-700$ per term ( there are 3 terms)
    kampala international & international school of uganda is around $ 700 to 1400 per term depending on the classes ur kids go.(fee structure & other details available on school website.just google name & u will get website
    then there are many other schools about which i have little idea regading fee.
    u will find indians in naerly all areas in Kampala so as such there is no safe area but u can choose some compound with indian families.rent is starting from $ 500 to $ 5000 per mth depending upon no. of bedrooms & area.
    u are welcome to ask any further information u want to know
    rgds
    pragati
     
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    Hi Mrs.Pragati,

    Hope you had a nice vacation.
    Thanks for your reply. The informations provided by you are useful. We will be in Kampala in nov/dec 2010. Is there any bharathanatyam or carnatic music classes there? We are Tamilians and from Chennai.
    I went through your previous posts and got to know about Kampala a bit. Once again thanks for your support. I will come back to you with more queries.

    Bye for now.
    Regards,
    Bharathi
     

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