Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. Located along the shores of Lake Victoria, Kampala is a city built on several hills.
Time Zone: GMT+3
Currency: Uganda Shilling
Languages: English, Luganda
Airport: Entebbe Int Airport
Driving: Left-Hand Traffic
Dialling Code: 256
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda which offers tourists many stunning attractions, captivating sites and monuments. The History of Kampala goes back to 1891 when Kabaka of Buganda had his court on Rubaga and Mengo hills. Kampala is located 39km from Entebbe International Airport & offers a wide range of upmarket and medium Kampala Safari Resorts & Hotels which offers the guests with all modern amenities.
Kampala is popularly known as the city on many hills because it is spread over 10 hills. The name Kampala came out of a Kiganda saying, “Kasozi Kempala” meaning the hill for Antelopes.
Kampala was first started in about 1891 when the king of Buganda had his administrative centre on 2 hills in Kampala, they were Rubaga and Mengo hills which are still part of the city.
The town slowly grew and in 1950 it got a municipal status and in 1962 it officially became a city. Today the scene is still growing and can be seen from the hills surrounding it. It commands great views and excellent beauty though some time the view is disrupted by the tall profile of the modern city buildings that Kampala is proud of.
Kampala has got tremendous charms and remains the greenest in the whole of Africa. It is the central administrative centre of Uganda and a big commercial city for nearly all East and Central Africa.
The city centre is a modern metropolis adorned with attractive vegetation and surrounded with great parks. There are lots of hotels, restaurants and hostels for people who wish to visit the country. Kampala now has a good mix of people from all over the world and this has brought new varieties of food to Kampala.
Kampala is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, which make it a popular location for water sport activities and fishing. It is also a gate way to most of Uganda’s attractions like Safari parks, cultural sites and so on.
Would you like to explore Kampala? There are lots of tours available – from guided trips to self-guided tours. Taking a tour is a terrific way to see Kampala and get to know its secrets. Book one of the picks here offered by Kampala Tours and get to discover Kampala in depth!
A great way to get a feel for the city is on a detailed walking tour. Go behind the scenes with knowledgeable guides as you stroll through the historic neighborhoods like Nakasero Markets, St. Balikuddembe Market (Owino)
Urban Legends Tour
Explore urban legends and dark lore on a haunted walking tour.
Kampala Car Tour
Take a guided tour in a car and get to know the best attractions in Kampala. Loop from one neighborhood to the next and gain a comprehensive overview of the city during the day or night.
Lake Victoria Cruises
Head out to Munyonyo or Gaba on a relaxing boat tour along the cool waters of Lake Victoria.
Kampala Food Tour
You can also let your appetite be your guide as you experience Kamapala bite by bite on a food tour. From local beers to pizza and dessert there’s a tour for every taste.