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Money & costs


Kampala Rd and the streets parallel to it heading up the hill are where most of the banks and many foreign exchange bureaus are located.

Barclays Bank (230972; 16 Kampala Rd) Credit card cash advances of UK£500 per day; also good for small US dollar bills.

Centenary Rural Development Bank (251276; 7 Entebbe Rd) The place to organise a Western Union money transfer.

Crane Forex Bureau (Speke Hotel, Nile Ave; 8.30am-8.30pm) Handy after-hours exchange service, plus good rates.

Standard Chartered Bank (258211; 5 Speke Rd) International ATMs available here, which dispense USh400, 000 per day.