One of the seven hills on which Kampala is built, the Kibuli Hill is located right in the center of the Kampala city. The hill is bordered by Kabalagala in the south & Kololo in the north & lies at a distance of about 5.6 km from the central business district of Kampala.
Prince Badru Kakungulu, who was a member of the renowned Buganda Royal Family, at one time owned a major part of the Kibuli Hill.
However, he later donated it to the Moslem community of Uganda. It is for this reason that toady the Kibuli Hill is regarded as the home to Muslims. In fact, Islam was brought to the country of Uganda way before the Christian missionaries came in. The place today houses famous landmarks like the
- Kibuli Mosque,
- Kibuli Hospital,
- Kibuli Secondary School
- Kibuli Teacher Training College.
Lying on the eastern side of Kibuli at the base of the hill is the neighborhood of Namuwongo. This is where the old Industrial Area of the city lies. Also located within the premises of Namuwongo are oil depots of major oil companies like, Total, Shell & Caltex.