Marrying in Africa

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Wow, it has been a huddle getting someone to marry, fine, in African perspective marriage depends on culture and tribe. Bride price too depends on that, but on the other hand whether you're rich or poor you have to abide by the norms.

In some cultures when a white man marries a black lady or vice versa, they view that as wealth to the family, yet not knowing that when a man and a woman comes together  they need to work hard to get to their objectives.

There are always two types of marriages traditional and church, before the traditional marriage is done, church marriage cannot take place. In some cases, a Moslem community both marriages can take place in the same day that was viewed in Nakaseke in Uganda where both marriages took place in the same day.

With bride price for example the Kumam culture in Eastern Uganda that is Kaberamaido and Soroti, where the Kuman culture occupy,  whether a man is poor or rich he has to pay mostly inform of cattle and money.

Thereafter, the church wedding follows if need be. Bride price is not fixed because it depends on the girl's family's demands. The more the wife to be is educated the greater the demand. In some understanding instances, the couple can share the responsibility to pay the price but without the knowledge of the parents from both sides so that the bride price appears to have been paid by the groom.

There used to be traditional norms in marriage where parents were the ones to look for wife to be for their son. Today, parents are not so much involved in the search, where as they need to ascertain the credibility of both wife and husband to be.

Traditional marriage in Africa is so much valued, since relatives and friends get to know their in-laws and abide by the norms.

 

Moving from one country to the other is not all that easy, especially where you find different people, you have never met in your life, but most people would question why they do travel to Africa? Fine, Have you ever visited Uganda? Right! You have made up your mind and ready for a hectic  and fabulous journey to Africa (Uganda). 

The Airport you first land to is Entebbe in Uganda. Where you will find very many people waiting for their relatives and friends. So please if there is no one who knows you still you will get some guidance.

The common language is Luganda, and most people at the Entebbe Airport do know English, so please don't hesitate to ask any question. There are cabs (Airport Taxis) that have their different Fees charged depending on how you bargain. And please try as much to have a labeled taxi, because you stand higher chances of getting to the right destination.

Uganda is so friendly and people are so good indeed, but gotta be careful, not everyone is friendly, though the world is flat but somehow somewhere it has got some steeps and slopes. Uganda's capital city is Kampala, a few kilometers from Entebbe Airport, though sometimes you will encounter traffic Jam, especially around clock Tower (Queens Tower) as you enter the capital city.

Don't hesitate to have some Matooke (Cooked Bananas), some  fish with ground nuts, and there are lots of dishes in town. One thing is please keep your luggage very safe and make sure you money is safe as well when in town and everywhere.

There are various tour spots in Uganda, so please contact a hotel or a travel and tour company to have a glance at some greenish spots, and have some relaxation.

 

Please feel at home while in Uganda

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