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About Kampala City


Kampala is the largest city, capital and administrative capital of Uganda. It is located in the south central part of Uganda, close to the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Kampala is located on 68 sq miles of land, 5 sq miles of water and lies 3,904 feet above sea level. She was initially believed to lie on 7 hills which stretched from Kasubi where the Baganda kings are buried to Impala hill where Fredrick Lugard a British army soldier and explorer built a fort to suppress French resistance hence “city on 7 hills”. It was later discovered that Kampala was seated on more than 20 hills.

Her facilities are very accessible to all because of the proximity of the numerous restaurants, shopping malls, bars and hang-outs, hospitals, universities, parks, churches, local markets, theatres which cannot be mistaken and are readily available because of the hospitality of the residents and beautiful climate.

There are several worthy attractions that may interest you while in Kampala and these include Uganda National Museum, Kasubi Tombs, Owino Market, and Bicycle Tours around Kampala, Kabaka’s Palace in Mengo, Bahai Temple and the Old Kampala Mosque.