Ggaba Beach leads out to Murchison Bay, which in turn joins to Lake Victoria. We drove to the fish market that sits just north of the beach. On the road, along the water, there were many stands set up with vendors selling vegetables, fruits, Rolex’s and even knick-knack items such as Ugandan flags and scarves.
The beauty of the fish market is that you decide how much you want to pay for a meal. We sat down at one of the restaurants facing the bay - though it almost seemed as if it were one restaurant divided into several sections, due to the lack of walls separating the different restaurants - and ordered some Ugandan beer. (Local favourites are: Nile Special, Club and Bell.) We then told the waitress that we wanted a 20,000 shillings (around $7-8) meal; the waitress then left, presumably to tell a fisherman the price of the fish we wanted, who would then grill it alongside the water and bring it to us in this massive plate:
This feeds 3 of us for lunch. It was my first time eating fish and salad with my hands, and I failed quite miserably. But the fish was good! I was able to fulfil my dreams of mangoes by buying 2,000 shillings worth of it: 3 small ones and 1 big one. I am constantly surprised by (and appreciative of) the vast selection of fruits and vegetables in Uganda.
From your loving pescatarian (for life probably),