The Nsambya Hill, one of the seven hills on which Kampala city is built, is raised at a height of 4,010 feet above the sea level. The hill is located at a distance of about 3 miles south-east of Kampala’s central business district.
The Nsambya Hill is popularly known as the home for Mill Hill Fathers. According to legends, in the year 1895, a bishop named Henry Hanlon led a group of five Mill Hill Fathers to East Africa with the purpose of establishing the Vicariate of Upper Nile. As a result of the arrival of the White Fathers in Uganda in 1879, English Catholics were though to be more desirable than French Catholics.
Nsambya Hill was the location of the first mission station. Just like all other missionaries, this missionary also established numerous schools & a church. Also housed on the hill is the Nsambya Hospital, considered to be one of the best hospitals in the country.
The hill offers a breathtaking view of the sparkling shores of Lake Victoria & Downtown Kampala. The streets are fringed with an array of craft & furniture shops selling a plethora of unique handicrafts, African chairs, curios & a range of other things. A visit to Nsambya Hill, Kampala would certainly be worthwhile with so much to experience & enjoy.