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Kampala City - The Seven Hills city, Uganda Destinations

Kampala City lights at Night Uganda

 

 Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. It is a relatively safe city with a good range of accommodation options. Kampala City is used a as a base for travelling further afield in to the Ugandan heartland.

In the centre is a small, bustling, high-rise modern business district surrounded by a spread of dusty but vibrant suburban sprawl switching between the extremes of wealth and poverty. It is wonderful to roam the streets of Kampala, which are awash with color and charm - markets selling an assortment of fruit, vegetables and livestock provide a cacophony of noise and excitement. There are a myriad of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres and shopping malls around the centre of the city. The nightlife is lively and the locals are more than happy to mingle with you as the sun sets and Kampala gets it’s dancing shoes on.

On the outskirts of the city, the green and hilly suburbs merge into the surrounding rural countryside of banana, maize and millet plantations and cattle farms.

The hills surrounding modern day Kampala had been at the political centre of the Kingdom of Buganda for many years before Captain Lugard, a representative of the British East Africa Company, set up camp on Kampala Hill in 1890.

The most significant point in the growth of Kampala was the arrival in 1901 of the railway line from Mombasa on the Kenyan coast allowing Kampala to become the trading centre of Uganda and a bustling city.

In the early years of independence, Kampala was considered to be the epitome of how an African city should develop but during the Idi Amin years the city disintegrated into chaos. However, during the 90's, Kampala managed to regenerate itself and is now a typical African city.


Why Visit Kampala City - The Seven Hills city, Uganda.

  • Visit the largest city and capital of Uganda.
  • Visit Kampala's colorful and charming markets.
  • Enjoy Kampala's lively nightlife.
  • Visit the Kingdom of the Buganda people.
  • Relax in the tranquil beaches of Lake Victoria.

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