Kampala, estimated population 1.300.000, is Uganda's capital as well as its
administrative, communication, economic, and transportation centre.
It is located in the southern part of the country on Lake Victoria. Kampala:
it is said to be built on seven hills, but the city centre is just one of them,
Despite its proximity, (20 mi/32 km), to the equator, Kampala has a moderate
climate, largely because of its altitude, (c.4,000 ft/1,220 m).
Kampala is one of the few African capitals that were not founded by the colonialists.
On one of the hills that characterize the city at present, the kings of the
Baganda-people had long established their court.
In 1890 Captain Frederick Lugard, representative of the British East Africa
Company, built a fort on the opposite hill and the city grew a lot around it.
In 1962, Kampala replaced Entebbe as the national capital.
Unfortunately, much of the city was destroyed after the 1979 overthrow of Idi
Amin's dictatorship and the subsequent Civil War.
In just a decade, since President Museveni came into power in 1986, Kampala
has rapidly recovered and is now a safe, busy and lively city with an undeniable
Kampala is a pretty city set on hills overlooking Lake Victoria, 15 minutes drive away. It has a fantastic nightlife and some great restaurants and hotels. Whether you're a backpacker, passing through town en route to trek the gorillas or go on safari or, here on business, there's plenty to see and do. Most people speak English and you will be welcomed with open arms! The traffic can be heavy (leave Kampala and many of the roads are new) and pubic transport is congested but, despite that, it's a great city to live in and a good base for exploring the Pearl of Africa.
Not to be missed:
Kampala is one of the city in the world with favourable climate and with a lot of beautiful sites and animals to visit. For example the water bodies like lake Victoria, animals like white Rhinos and the most pretty thing i love about this city is the fruits. Kampala has the best fruits in the world. very sweet, health and above all in plenty and good price. God... I love Kampala!!!
Its a very good city and a wonderful one to stay in, night life is very great and you can stay in various guest houses based all around the city. During day time it is very busy and at time is as well very busy and bars are almost at every corner of the road. Bodabodas (motorcycles) are sometimes very dangerous to travel with around the city.
Important information is that it is a city that has fostered alot in the development of global relationship with other countries in the world. This therefore a blessing to all members from other countries to come and enjoy the beauty and joy of the pearl of Africa. amen
Security wise it is free. U can move at any time to any place you feel like. A lot of fun in the city. At least every body isb usy making it affordable for sustainance. There are a lot of attractions ie the zoo, museum, sand beaches, cultural entertainments, etc
KAMPALA IS CITY THAT WAS NAMED AFTER A GROUP OF WILD ANIMALS CALLED MPALA THAT SAID BEEN LIVING IN THE AREA. KAMPLA IS MOST POPULATED CITY UGANDA THIS DUE TO RULAR UBAN MAVEMENTS OF PEOPLE, AS RESULT SLUM AREAS HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED HENCE ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION.
Loving environment and a fan place to be with nice temperature all through out the year plus its full of beautiful natural features and the ladies are the most beautiful of the natural features it has.in brief, a place to visit before you leave the earth
There's a general lack of public space where people are not charged to just sit and relax. Outdoor public space that is. There's sparodic amazing events that happen every so often and i truly love them, and the bars and stuff are great.
kampala should be better than that the planning is too old for such a big city for the nation and things should be separeted. In my opinion administration should be separeted to another town and bussiness should be in a different town.
Muses has done great job in its transformation, however due to poor planning of the city its too late to organise it though new city need to be identified and properly planned to avoid congestion in Kampala.