Kampala is the capital city of Uganda 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.