Boda-bodas are everpresent motorbike taxis in Uganda (and much of Africa, I believe). It’s really the only way to travel – unless you’re worried about the little things, like arriving in one piece.

Their safety record is not something you should look at before getting on one (though sometimes you’ve little choice), but they are cheap, fast and always available. I left it till the last day before succumbing, and recorded this in a fishing village near Entebbe, the old colonial capital, where traffic is light. I’m glad I didn’t have to take one in the current capital, Kampala: traffic in Kampala is, um, creative.