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Level 29
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Friends
Overall rating: 10
General opinion:  Much as Kampala is ranked among Africa’s most safe cities to travel, we urge you to take the same precautions you would in any other country, international city or town, particularly if sight-seeing in urban areas. Most parts of Uganda can be safely visited by tourists. Take common-sense precautions (not walking alone in deserted areas at night). Valuable should be kept out of sight and vehicles locked. Don’t carry your important and portable items in the backpack. For area safety information contact the Uganda Wildlife Authority tourist information office in major towns or outside national parks and ... More game reserves. Alternatively, seek assistance from your preferred travel agent/hotel. In case of emergencies, contact the nearest Uganda Police station or call telephone 999
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innocent
12/3/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Kampala is quiet a nice city to live in due to its hospitality, however u have to take caution of insecurity too. All in all its very good ,especially natural food stuffs like matooke, oddi, rice, millet and many more. Most welcome to the pearl of Africa.
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Couple
7/20/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Kampala is nice but not very safety. Better be careful, however there are a variety of nice things like commodities but also be aware of expiry dates. Also watch TV, and listen to radio to let you know what will take place in Kampala before you go there. This is for safety reasons.
Not to be missed:
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Owino Market
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Hospitals IHK,
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no
5/30/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Kampala can be a place of memories if at all improvement is considered in all aspects of life that is entertainment, business, and sports. Rather than that, Kampala will remain the way it is. Thank you.
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Beach
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Level 9
5/23/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Beware of motorcyclists, they are a nightmare, they are everywhere, be careful when crossing roads, be sure to visit downtown and see the other side of Kampala.
Not to be missed:
kasubi tombs
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Owino Market
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golf course
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howard omara
4/21/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: 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
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Yasseen Hero
4/21/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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!!!
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Level 14
4/6/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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.
Not to be missed:
YMCA Friday Nights
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Bahai'i Temple
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Level 9
4/4/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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.
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Level 14
3/22/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: It's a good weather condition, very health place, surroundings have very good climate, peoples are good, but some of them are dangerous, overall it's depend upon u,
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The Kampala Hills
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NABANKEMA FLORENCE
3/19/2013
Overall rating: 2
General opinion: 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.
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shabbir Hussain
3/4/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: I belong to Daudi Bohra community from Hyderabad Sindh Pakistan and I heard that the people of Kampala is most friendly also heard about beauty of Kampala.
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Jjemba Mathew
3/1/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Many people are very poor in Kampala. The government is taking less responsibility to workers in Kampala. All street are full of street kids. Go to visit a different culture and life.
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fred
12/22/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Its worth the tour, and it offers so much that tells the history of the country such as the statues,I.e the most recent one of 50 years of independence
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  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, Nakasero.
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 ... More 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 vibrant nightlife.

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Level 9
12/4/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Nice place to travel. Budget not affordable. Entertainment full. Safety is ok. Transportation is ok- ok
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bekele
11/13/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Very fast growing economy, friendly investment policy, peaceful place to live and invest. Problem is corruption.
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User 39568
11/13/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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.
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Jorge Remedio
10/26/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Good and Experience Satisfactory, very beautifull and the prices in the all commerce are low.
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masoboni aaron
10/23/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Its a first developing city!
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Info about Kampala

Elevation:
1189 m
Population:
1,353,236 
Overview
Some of the most considerable sights are the two cathedrals, built at the beginning of 1900, Namirembe, anglican, and Rubaga, catholic. The Kibuli Mosque, the huge grass-thatched tomb of the Baganda Kings, and the University of Makerer are very interesting sights, too. The Nakasero fresh food market, just off the city’s main drag, is one of the most colourful places in East Africa. Also worth a visit is the Uganda Museum, with its collection of traditional musical instruments, which tourists are allowed to play. The Uganda Wildlife Authority Office, a few kilometres north-east of the city centre, makes bookings to see the gorillas in outlying Bwindi National Park.
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What to visit

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Kabaka King Palace in Mengo
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Owino Market
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Bars and Night Clubs
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Kasubi tombs ALT
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Religious & Historic Site
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Beach ALT
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Gorilla Safari
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Owino Market ALT
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Uganda Muesum ALT
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Bird Watching
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Bahai'i Temple ALT
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Equator ALT
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Indepence monurment ALT
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Queen elizabeth national park ALT
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River Nile ALT
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The Kampala Hills ALT
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Uganda Museum
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