Nile Local Food

If you’re traveling to Northern Uganda (Murchison falls national park), you’re in for a treat – the food is amazing!

There is no doubt that food is a big part of any culture. And when you travel to a new place, trying the local food is always a must-do activity. In Northern Uganda, there are so many delicious dishes to try, and each region has its own specialties.

From savory stews to sweet desserts and street food to unique delicacies, there’s something for everyone!


Malakwang is a traditional dish that comes from the Acholi tribe in northern Uganda. This food is made by using the malakwang plant as well as odi, which is a paste that is made out of peanuts and sesame seeds. Malakwang is often served with either millet bread or sweet potatoes.

If you’re ever in the northern region of Uganda, be sure to try this popular dish!


The traditional Ugandan dish called boo is made with a local green leafy vegetable of the same name. It is typically mixed with okra and the peanut butter sauce Odi, though it can also be fried with eggs.

This dish originates from northern Uganda where the boo plant is indigenous. The leaves are boiled until soft and then often served as a side dish or as part of a more complex meal. This creamy peanut sauce is a common accompaniment to many Ugandan dishes and adds a delicious, nutty flavor to boo.

While it may be unfamiliar to some, this traditional Ugandan dish is definitely worth trying.

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